January in Chicago means a few things. Hibernation, cozy sweaters, sitting by the fire, and…that it’s slow-cooker season. I’m never ready for winter, but there’s something so satisfying about slow cooker meals. And January is also a time where many of us want to eat a little “cleaner” – it’s a time to reset, cook, and take care of ourselves. For me, that often means following paleo recipes. I’m pregnant this year, so I am following a strict, paleo lifestyle. But I still usually gravitate toward paleo recipes. And today, I’ve rounded up my favorite mostly paleo slow cooker recipes that I rely on for cozy fall and winter nights. See more recipes here.


The Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes


The Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes

My no. 1: Against All Grain’s Thai beef stew

This is one of my all-time favorite recipes. It’s filling but not too filling, and the flavors are amazing. The Thai chili paste is the best – I always purchase a few at once since it adds so much flavor to meals No description will do it justice but trust me when I tell you it’s good.

The Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes

Sweet potato basil soup 

This is delicious. I have made it a few times and really love it. Warm but light, and filling enough to be a meal. It’s the perfect fall or winter lunch.

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sesame chicken

Sesame chicken over cauliflower rice

Sesame chicken is one of my favorite meals, and not having to give it up when I’m eating healthier is such a gift. 

fruit cobbler

Can’t believe this slow cooker cobbler is paleo

The Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow cooker paleo pot roast 

Chicken soup

Paleo slow cooker Chicken soup

The ultimate cozy up, feel better, family meal.

Indian Curry Chicken

Indian curry chicken

honey garlic chicken

Paleo slow cooker honey garlic chicken

Chicken enchilada soup

I’ve made this recipe a few times this winter and it’s really, really good. I like how light it is while being filling. It has tons of flavor and a little kick, but not too much. And my husband loves it which is the true sign for a good recipe since he doesn’t always love my paleo recipes. 

pumpkin chili

Paleo slow cooker pumpkin chili

I love chili in the fall and winter months. This one has a hint of pumpkin and is so, so good.

mashed cauliflower

Mashed cauliflower

zucchini noodles

Turkey Bolognese and zucchini noodles

Paleo slow cooker beef stew

Beef stew

Another all-time favorite. I don’t eat very much red meat, but when I do, it’s this or Thai beef stew (linked above).

Paleo slow cooker general tso's chicken

General Tso’s chicken

Paleo oatmeal

Paleo slow cooker “oatmeal”

Paleo slow cooker meatballs

Sweet and sour meatballs

I’ve made these a few times and they’re fantastic. I don’t really do sports games but if I did, I’d make them. They were a hit at one of my holiday parties years and years ago.