Slow cookers are for Busy days… Easy days… Lazy days!! And then there is that chicken in a crockpot combination. Something happens when you put a bunch of chicken in your crockpot… It’s nothing short of magic. Here are some great Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes for you.
The chicken always always turn into juicy tender deliciousness, irrespective of whatever cut you choose to cook with. Be it bone in chicken thighs, boneless dark meat or even that tricky chicken breast, everything cooks JUST perfect. It takes in deep flavors from whatever sauce it’s cooking in slow and low.
The slow cooker cooking method allows longer time for the flavors to seep and marry everything together. We compiled this list of easy Crockpot Chicken Recipes that will give you so many meal options, with one humble ingredient in common… Everybody’s favorite chicken.
You can make soups, chilies, taco meats, your Asian favorites, Italian classics and some of other comfort foods in your slow cooker. All of them will require minimum hands-on prep or cooking time and let the slow cooker do the REST of your work. That means more ME time for you… more Family time.. and more happy relaxed life where you can do things you enjoy.
Whenever you are thinking of easy chicken meals, come back to these amazing recipes and have a great delicious meal every single time.
Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes
1. Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken
This right here is a winner, winner Chicken dinner!! This slow cooker Tuscan chicken is drenched in a creamy sauce loaded with great Mediterranean flavors. It has that creamy, dreamy, garlicky parmesan sauce with spinach and sundried tomatoes.
This Tuscan chicken… easy enough to put together on a busy week night, yet elegant enough to serve to company.
2. Slow Cooker Crack Chicken
This addictingly delicious Crack Chicken is loaded with creamy cheesy goodness. And it’s topped with bacon. This crack chicken is super easy to make, which is a huge bonus. And the recipe only requires a handful of ingredients. If you let that crockpot work for you, life couldn’t be easier.
You can use it many different ways… Fillers for your buns, wraps and quesadillas, or as a party dip for the crowd with tortilla chips.
3. Crockpot Buffalo Chicken
Crockpot Buffalo chicken is the perfect filling for so many things… Sandwiches, wraps, tacos, nachos, salads and so many more ideas. Once you make this you are set with a variety meal options.
This buffalo chicken is full of flavors with different seasonings and buffalo wing sauce. You can make a big batch of this buffalo chicken in your crockpot to feed the large crowd, or as meal prep for the entire week.
4. Jambalaya Soup
Jambalaya Soup! This hearty soup is boldly flavored with great Creole seasoning and is loaded with meats and veggies.
Follow crockpot method in the recipe card.
5. Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken
This Hawaiian pineapple chicken is easy, dump and run slow cooking at its finest! It results in fall of the juicy tender fall of the bone chicken. It’s sweet and tangy delicious. Just a few minutes of hands on time and your trusty slow cooker does the rest!
It’s one of our favorite slow cooker chicken recipes.
6. Creamy Lemon Chicken Soup
This creamy lemon chicken soup is going to win your hearts… BIG time! Some magic happens with just a little bit of lemon, a little bit of butter and little bit of cheese and cream. Not to forget tons of spinach.
Follow slow cooker method in the recipe card.
7. Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
Your all time favorite chicken noodle soup just got a little creamier. This bowl of comfort is now breeze to make, thanks to your crock. This is a true crockpot recipe, as everything is cooked right in it, even the noodles. Chicken, carrots, peas and noodles, usual in any chicken noodle soup with added creamy deliciousness.
8. Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
Looking forward to chicken parmesan but don’t feel like breading and frying the chicken? How about having the same chicken parmesan flavors with ground chicken meatballs?
They are so easy to make in your slow cooker. Once ready, you can serve them on pasta or have them in subs next day. All delicious.
9. Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie
This slow cooker Chicken Pot Pie is the easiest you will make. Let is cook slowly in the slow cooker and develop all the comforting familiar flavors.
Everything is made from scratch, except the biscuits.
10. Crockpot Creamy White Chicken Chili
This white chicken chili is one of the creamiest chilis you have eaten. And it’s not the heavy cream that makes it creamy.
This is a true dump and go meal that you can make in your slow cooker and let the flavors develop over the time. This will be your next go to white chicken chili in no time.
11. Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken Cacciatore, your favorite rustic Italian dish. Have you considered making it in your crockpot? It’s such a hands off way to cook this Italian classic.
Chicken is cooked juicy tender along with peppers, mushrooms and olives in herbed tomato sauce. Just a few minutes of prep time and then it cooks on its own in your crockpot. Try this on your busy nights when you still crave some Italian flavors.
12. Greek Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken & Potatoes
Simple, easy, every day ingredients along with some herbs and zesty lemon juice. This recipe creates a wonderful meal at the end of the day.
All the flavors mingle with chicken and potatoes as it cooks slow and low. Prep it in the morning, set up your crock and you will come home to a lovely chicken dinner.
13. Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken
The Mediterranean diet is full of healthy and delicious flavors. Try creating them in your slow cooker with tender juicy chicken thighs, olives, capers sweet red peppers, and onion mixed in with plenty of herbs.
Delicious Mediterranean flavors in your chicken… It’ll be one of your go-to slow cooker chicken recipes.
14. Creamy Crockpot Chicken Marsala
You can make restaurant quality Chicken Marsala without slaving on the stovetop. With a little help from your slow cooker, of course. Try making this creamy delicious chicken marsala any day of the week and come home to a delicious treat.
15. Slow Cooker BBQ chicken
Another very versatile chicken prep meal is this BBQ chicken. There is no better way to cook it than in your crockpot.
This easy meal is with chicken beasts coated in barbeque sauce and homemade spice rub. That’s all you are doing… and then it cooks slow and low until fork tender.
Shred it and you are all set for sandwiches, buns, pasta or any which way you like your BBQ chicken.
16. Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Wings
Getting ready for game day? Having some company? How about feeding them all their favorite crispy, sticky wings without too much hassle or efforts on your part.
Cook them in your slow cooker. With this easy tested buffalo wing recipe, we promise you they will turn up finger licking delicious every single time.
17. Crockpot Chicken Tacos
Another great idea to feed the crowd is to make a huge batch of these crockpot tacos. They are as easy as dumping chicken breasts, salsa, tomatoes and seasonings in your crock and letting it cook on its own.
After cooking, just shred the meat and serve it on your taco bar The leftovers can be used for making enchiladas or loaded nacho pans. Ain’t it cool?
18. Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
Make easy tacos, burrito bowls and enchiladas with this easy salsa chicken. All you are doing is loading the crockpot with chicken, taco seasoning and salsa… That’s it!! Slow cooker does the rest.
Once cooked, shred the chicken and you are all set. One of the extremely easy crockpot chicken recipes!!
19. Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken
Very simple Asian inspired chicken with everyday ingredients which are already in your pantry. This dish comes out with amazing flavors that whole family will enjoy.
Serve it over rice or any type of Asian noodles.
20. Crockpot Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs
Slow cooking is all about easy, delicious meals and these chicken thighs in buttery lemon garlic sauce fits the bill. Don’t they look inviting?
This chicken is seasoned well and cooked in everybody’s favorite lemon butter sauce. Delicious.
21. Crockpot Chicken Meatballs with Asiago Cream Gravy
Now here’s a great idea for supper. Tender, juicy chicken meatballs in cream gravy made with asiago cheese!!
The sauce is a simple mix of cream, chicken stock and asiago. And it creates a fabulous flavors with perfectly seasoned chicken meatballs.
22. Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken
If you are a salsa verde fan, these tacos are for you when the taco cravings hit hard. These salsa verde chicken tacos are a breeze to make in your slow cooker. One of your perfect “dump & go” meals.
The meat is not only good for tacos, but leftovers can be turned into completely different meals. It can go into soup or quesadillas, tostadas or burrito bowls.
23. Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup
This chicken tortellini soup is a little tweak on traditional chicken noodle soup… by simply swapping regular noodles with cheesy, pillowy tortellini.
Chicken along with loads of veggies and plenty of herbs and spices is cooked in the slow cooker so all the flavors marry each other wonderfully, creating a delicious bowl of comfort.
It’s one of our favorite slow cooker chicken recipes.
24. Slow Cooker Asian Glazed Chicken
This Asian glazed slow cooker chicken can be made with any of chicken cut of your choice. Be it thighs or breast, everything will turn tender and yummy, with sweet umami honey garlicky flavors.
Easy crockpot chicken recipe for busy weeknights.
25. Slow Cooker Chicken Tagine with Apricot & Chickpeas
Looking for some foreign flavors to put in the slow cooker? This Moroccan chicken is just the right one. Chicken Tagine is a famous Moroccan dish cooked slow in a special tagin cookpot. Create the same magic by cooking it in your slow cooker.
Here, chicken is simmered with garlic, honey and exotic Moroccan spices along with chickpeas and apricot. Absolutely delicious.
26. Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup
Taco soup is such a comforting soup loaded with Mexican flavors. This easy chicken taco soup can be made with minimal hands on cooking time from you.
You are throwing in chicken along with salsa, black beans, pinto beans, corn, diced tomatoes, taco seasoning, and chicken broth in the slow cooker.
Sit back and relax, and let crockpot cook this soup for you. Later, you are shredding the chicken and loading your bowl with your favorite toppings.
27. Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken
Have you tried some of your favorite Asian take out meals in your crockpot? Cooking them in the slow cooker lets them soak up the flavors and the meal ends up very flavorful.
They will turn up better than your take out restaurant, for sure.
28. Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings
These delicious Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings are so much easier than slaving on the stove. Your bowl of childhood comfort.
Try cooking the slow cooker way, and make a big batch for all the yummy leftovers.
29. Crockpot Sesame Chicken
Your favorite Sesame Chicken just got so much easier and healthier, by cooking it in the crockpot. No need to fry up the chicken.
Just throw in everything together and let it cook till tender, juicy and full of sweet and hot flavors. Serve it over rice or noodles. One easy peasy slow cooker chicken recipe.
30. Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
You can make your fajita meal in the crockpot. This will yield such tender, juicy chicken loaded with all the wonderful fajita flavors.
Perfect for taco nights when you want to take it easy and lazy and let the slow cooker do all the work.
31. Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken
One of my favorite Indian dishes. I always wished I can make it more often, but didn’t as there is always so much work. Not anymore!
This crockpot version is so much easier to whip up. Create the same amazing butter chicken next time in your crockpot and be amazed.
32. Crockpot Thai Chicken Curry
What a great idea, to cook chicken Thai curry in the crockpot! Again, it’s just simply throw everything in the crock and walk away.
You will end up with delicious Thai flavors simmering for hours with this wonderful curry dish.
33. Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo
Familiar, comforting Chicken Alfredo flavors. Now you can cook it as a one pot meal… one crockpot meal. It’s an easy throw and go away meal.
Perfect when you crave chicken alfredo and don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen.
34. Crockpot Bourbon Chicken
Bourbon Chicken is a sweet Asian inspired dish with lots of flavors. They say it was created by a Chinese cook who worked in a restaurant on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, hence the name.
The sauce is made with a few flavorful pantry staples and cooked with chicken low and slow. Perfect over a plateful of rice.
35. Slow Cooker Rotisserie Style Chicken
We are ending this fabulous list of recipes with a very new way of cooking your whole chicken in the crockpot… Rotisserie style. Yes, it’s very much possible.
Same flavors, same juicy tender chicken and super easy to make… in your slow cooker. 🙂 Try it, and let us know how it turns up.
Chicken Cooking Tips
- Start with a good quality chicken.
- Be generous with seasonings.
- Cook to the right temperature. Breast is done at 165°F, whereas dark meat doesn’t become fall off the bone tender till 185-190°F.
- Use a sharp knife when carving, to avoid tearing the meat.
- Save the carcass and any scraps to make homemade chicken stock.
Slow Cooker Tips
- When using a slow cooker, it is important to choose a recipe that is designed for the slow cooker. This will ensure that the dish comes out correctly.
- It is also important to read the recipe carefully before starting to cook. This will help you understand the ingredients and the steps involved.
- When cooking with a slow cooker, brown the meat before adding it to the pot. This will help to lock in the flavor and prevent the meat from drying out.
- Add the vegetables to the pot before adding the meat. This will help to ensure that they are cooked properly.
- When adding liquids to the pot, use broth or water instead of milk or cream. This will help to prevent the dish from becoming too thick.
- Let the dish sit for awhile after cooking so that the flavors can meld together.
- When serving, ladle the sauce over the meat and vegetables instead of serving it on the side. This will help keep everything hot and prevent it from drying out.
Making slow cooker chicken recipes can be a fun and easy way to cook a tasty meal. Spice up the flavor with herbs, vegetables and broth to add even more flavor. All of these recipes are sure to deliver a delicious dish your family will love, without you having to put in too much effort!
Enjoy slow cooking while you let your house fill with alluring aromas that will keep your family coming back for more. Try some of these wonderful recipes and see why slow cooking chicken is one of the best ways to cook up a meals that’s sure to please everyone.
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