Crock pot shrimp scampi has to be one of the easiest dishes to prepare. Just dump all the ingredients into the slow cooker, cover, and turn the pot on.
My goal for 2015 is to start getting smarter and more efficient when it comes to cooking. Being a busy working mom, I don’t always have the time or energy for cooking. I need to plan my meals better as well as make use of the freezer and slow cooker crock pot.
After learning how to cook spaghetti squash in the crock pot, I realized that I don’t utilize my slow cookers as often as I should.
A lot of crock pot recipes are literally to just dump the ingredients into the crock, turn the crock pot to the desired setting, then come back when the cooking time is up to enjoy the perfectly cooked food. Crock pot shrimp scampi is one of these dump and go slow cooker recipes.
I need keep a one pound bag of frozen peeled and deveined shrimp in my freezer just for this ridiculously easy dish. It cooks up in the crock pot in an hour and a half on the high setting so I could throw the ingredients in the crock when I get home from work, enjoy some family time, and then have dinner ready.
A bonus is that I could have started the crock pot spaghetti squash before leaving work so it is freshly cooked and ready to serve with the shrimp scampi. A great healthy low carb dinner after a busy work day with almost no prep work!
I have a 3-in-1 slow cooker with 2-, 4-, and 6-Quart Crocks that my husband got me for Christmas several years ago. I used the 2-quart size for this crock pot shrimp scamp recipe. I also used freeze-dried parsley to save time so I didn’t have to chop up fresh herbs. I’ve found these to be just as good as fresh parsley.
Do you have a favorite go-to crock pot recipe? Mine used to be heating up frozen meatballs in sauce, but now I’m going to be making this easy low carb crock pot shrimp scampi recipe for some of my busy weeknight dinners.
Crock Pot Shrimp Scampi
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup white cooking wine
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons parsley finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pound raw shrimp peeled & deveined
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
- grated parmesan optional
Combine broth, wine, olive oil, butter, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper (and red pepper flakes if desired) in 2 quart crock pot.
Add shrimp. Cover.
Turn crock pot on desired setting and cook about 1 1/2 hours on high or 2 1/2 hours on low.
Serve with grated parmesan on top if desired.
Makes 4 servings
Nutrition serving: 256 cal, 14.7g fat, 466mg sodium, 2.1g carb, 0.1g fiber, 2.0g net carb, 23.3g protein