I think using your imagination and a good simmer sauce works most times in a crockpot. Here's another example of it using chicken.
I jar Thai chili sauce
2 large boneless chicken breasts or thighs if you like dark meat
I package frozen peas
2 cups cooked rice
In your crockpot place a little sauce
Place chicken on top
Add rest of sauce, cover . ( clean jar with a little water and add) Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or 4 hours high depending on your crockpot.
Add frozen peas or chopped broccoli and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Serves 2.
Ps it would easily serve 3 depending on size of chicken breasts.
Yummy! I'm going to try sweet and sour sauce next. Easy summer crockpot meals from my kitchen to yours, M.j.