Is it even winter without a slew of slow cooker chicken recipes?
From chilis and soups to pasta and slow cooker casseroles, my trusty Crockpot gets quite the workout during this season.
Easy Crock Pot Chicken Recipes
Slow cooker meals are wonderfully simple, and you don’t usually need to do too much preparation, which I love.
But I bet we all stick to a handful of the same Crockpot recipes, right?
We know they’re delicious, so why go looking for anything else?
Well, this list of 30 sensational slow cooker chicken dinners is here to change all that!
This simple recipe is all you’ll need for those nights you’re craving takeout.
The juicy boneless thighs are the perfect option to take on so much amazing flavor, and the slow cook practically guarantees their juiciness!
I love that the chicken and the sauce cook together in the slow cooker, and it’s easy to make.
Depending on the dish, I sometimes prefer to use chicken breasts over thighs.
I know thighs have a touch more flavor, and they’re usually super juicy.
But the best thing about chicken breast recipes is how they effortlessly shred right into the sauce.
Pulled pork is delicious if you can find the right cut of meat. Unfortunately, it can be expensive, and I’ve found it’s not always readily available.
That’s why I love shredded chicken. It’s one of the most straightforward Crockpot chicken breast recipes around. All you do is layer chicken breasts in the pot and wait.
You’ll want to come home to this Crockpot chicken ASAP! After just 10 minutes of prep, this dish needs to cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
I prefer the slower cook because I can set it before I leave the house, and by the time I’m home, dinner is ready. .
Even though this recipe needs about a dozen ingredients, half of them are canned. Most of the other half are spices and whole chicken breasts.
Other than dicing an onion, everything else is more or less ready to go.
As for the prep, toss it all in the slow cooker and leave it to cook. Easy-peasy!
This is a quick dish you can have cooking on a cold Sunday, ready to serve with mashed potatoes and lots of stuffing.
Not only is it far more flavorful than a roasted chicken, but it’s totally hands-off and will leave the whole family reaching for seconds.
Between the brown rice, lean chicken, peas, and chopped carrots, this is one healthy dinner.
I’ve even added some broccoli and corn to the mix for more colorful nutrients.
If you don’t have Greek yogurt to add, substitute it with sour cream or heavy cream. Just keep in mind the flavor will be slightly different.
The key to making some stellar slow cooker chicken recipes is to remember you can add so many incredible things into the mix.
Chicken alone can be a bit boring, and it often needs spices and veggies to bring it to life.
This recipe is full of sundried tomatoes, garlic, and spinach.
Slow cooker dinners don’t get much easier than this 4-ingredient dish! Chicken breast, salsa, taco seasoning, and lime are the ultimate combination.
Cook them in the Crockpot on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
This recipe makes perfect chicken for tacos, burritos, and enchiladas!
Tender teriyaki Crockpot chicken over a bowl of steamy rice is one of those comforting meals you’ll want on a cold night.
This dish comes together in a snap, using chicken thighs and some staple pantry ingredients.
It’s reminiscent of Chinese takeout, but it’s much easier on your wallet!
I love chicken noodle soup. It’s the perfect mix of healthy broth and filling pasta, not to mention the chicken and veggies.
I love the texture of this soup, keeping it clean and simple with the broth. But you can always thicken it up with a cornstarch slurry or a dash of heavy cream.
Chips and dips are classic crowd-pleasers, and you really can’t go wrong. But you can go really right with this insanely good, warm, spicy chicken dip.
This stuff is so good, I have a hard time staying away.
Serve it with French bread and sturdy pretzels to hold all that amazing chicken and cheese.
The best thing about enchiladas has to be the tender shredded chicken breasts inside – and the cheese!
Given how simple it is to make shredded chicken in the slow cooker, why would you try it any other way?
The chicken is already super tasty, but I like to throw in onions and peppers for some different textures.
This ginger and garlic sauce is so good. I’ve even made it as a dipping sauce for my spring rolls too.
If you like your chicken sticky, try adding the sauce to a pan and letting it come to a boil. Once it’s reduced a little, toss your chicken to coat.
Shredded chicken breasts in BBQ sauce might just be heaven on a plate. Throw in some onion rings and spicy slaw, and I’ll definitely be coming back for more.
If you’re a fan of dark meat, switch out the chicken breast and reduce the cooking time. Or use a combination of both. Just add the thighs later.
Is there anything more comforting than classic chicken parmesan?
This dish has all the signature ingredients, including chicken breast, breadcrumbs, marinara sauce, and cheese.
But with this slow cooker version, you can relax all day and have a delicious dinner when you’re ready.
White chicken chili is such a tasty alternative to classic chili. It’s packed with chicken, beans, corn, and peppers for a bowl of comfort.
Letting it cook in the Crockpot all day allows the flavors to marry.
Serve it with all of your favorite toppings. I love cilantro, avocado, and sour cream.
Want to know my secret for the best-ever Alfredo sauce?
I use little spice bags filled with rosemary, thyme, parsley, bay leaves, and anything else I have on hand.
Add it to the cream to infuse fantastic flavor without rooting for stalks and leaves.
This dish is on another level!
If you’ve never had chicken posole, you’re in for a treat!
It’s made with stewed chicken, hominy, and toppings like radishes, avocado, and shredded cabbage.
Use skinless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts for more flavorful meat. And don’t forget the fresh cilantro for a finishing touch!
When you serve your chicken pot pie, do you dig under the pastry for extra filling? Yeah, me too. It’s just too creamy and rich to resist.
As much as I love pastry, I don’t always have the time to make a pie.
With this recipe, you can have as much filling as you like.
It’s Taco Tuesday, and you come home to a slow cooker full of fajita filling. The chicken is tender, and the peppers are just right.
Add lots of jalapeños to the mix if you like it spicy. All you need is to grab the tortillas and make a batch of chunky guacamole.
Mushrooms and wine are the stars of this dish, taking your simple chicken breasts up to a whole new level of flavor.
Once you add the wine and shallot reduction to the pot, the chicken and mushrooms will release so much incredible juiciness.
This is such a fantastic weeknight dish. It’s easy, full of flavor, and pretty healthy to boot.
This recipe results in perfectly seasoned, juicy chicken breasts the family will love.
Serve it with a side of mashed potatoes, rice, or noodles, along with a side salad. Voila! Dinner is served.
I fell pretty hard for this recipe because it has so many elements that I find hard to resist: creamy soup, chicken, cheese, and spaghetti.
My only issue was the Velveeta, which I’m not a massive fan of, so I switched that out for cream cheese and extra cheddar, and it came out so good.
Rotisserie chickens are just too good to resist, aren’t they? Whether it’s Costco or Walmart, I can’t pass that hot counter without picking one up.
They’re convenient, go with everything, and are always delicious.
Better yet, there are so many incredible leftover rotisserie chicken recipes, so nothing goes to waste.
If it’s your first time attempting to make curry, I highly recommend this slow cooker butter chicken.
It’s rich, creamy, not too spicy, and such a cinch to make.
The most you’ll have to do is cook the onions with the spices to help extract all that natural flavor.
What’s the trick to getting this homemade sweet and sour chicken just like they make it in the restaurants?
Coat it with cornstarch and brown it off before adding it to the slow cooker.
The sauce is a heavenly mixture of pineapple juice, ketchup, honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and salt.
There’s something so incredible about that amazing peanut butter flavor being turned into something savory.
To get the most out of the sauce, add coconut milk, honey, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, lime juice, ginger, and garlic to the peanut butter.
Pour that right over the chicken and leave the slow cooker to do its thing.
If you’ve never tried chipotle peppers in adobo, I can’t recommend it enough. They’re smoked jalapeños, and you can find them in most grocery stores.
Their smoky spice is out of this world, and they can be used in everything from chili to spicy mayo.
For extra flavor in the meat, use boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts.
I love going out to eat. But it’s also fun recreating restaurant dishes and takeout favorites at home.
This chow mein came out so good! I’ve made it at least a dozen times! You can even speed up the prep and buy a bag of pre-cut veggies.
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