15 Easy Crockpot Chicken Recipes to Make for Dinner Tonight

Hearty Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

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These easy crockpot chicken recipes make weekday meals a breeze. Try the fuss-free dinners that make it incredibly easy to serve your family a nutritious chicken dinner any night of the week.

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    Crockpot Buffalo Chicken and Rice

    Crockpot Buffalo Chicken and Rice

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    Spicy Buffalo chicken cooked in the crockpot with creamy brown rice is a delicious family meal all by itself. It packs all that tangy hot wings flavor you love, including the celery and blue cheese dip, for a full, game day-style dinner experience.

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    Crockpot Pizza Chicken

    Crockpot Pizza Chicken

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    Transform ordinary boneless, skinless chicken breasts into a delicious Italian restaurant-style entree. It couldn't be easier to load up the crockpot with chicken, jarred pizza sauce, and classic pizza toppings. When cooking is almost done, simply sprinkle on some cheese, for an appealing meal that will please even picky eaters.

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    4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Cola Chicken

    4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Cola Chicken

    Diana Rattray

    Kids love cola chicken, and busy parents will appreciate how easy it is to prepare with only four ingredients, plus salt and pepper. Serve with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables for a satisfying family dinner. Or leave it to cook a little longer for shreddable chicken you can use in wraps, sandwiches, or sliders.

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    Hearty Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

    Hearty Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

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    Lighter than beef or pork chili, this hearty chicken and vegetable chili is a comforting one-dish meal you can feel great about serving your family. It's also super-easy and convenient to make, with a variety of canned beans, vegetables, and boneless chicken breasts. Top bowls with shredded cheddar cheese or a scoop of sour cream for added creaminess.

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    Crockpot Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo

    Crockpot Chicken Alfredo

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    Chicken and shrimp Alfredo is an elegant slow cooker recipe for family dinners and special occasions alike. Tender chicken breast morsels, sweet shrimp, and colorful vegetables mingle in an indulgently creamy sauce meant for topping hot cooked pasta. Adding the shrimp near the end of cooking ensures they don't overcook.

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    Creamy Italian Chicken

    Creamy Chicken

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    Creamy Italian chicken is a great weeknight dinner for cheese lovers. You need only a few ingredients, including cream cheese, condensed soup, and Italian dressing, to create the nostalgic sauce for boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Serve over steamed rice, pasta, or couscous.

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    Crockpot Chicken and Quinoa Burrito Bowl

    Crockpot Chicken and Quinoa Burrito Bowl

    Jennifer Meier

    You'll come to this crockpot recipe for its nutritious combination of chicken, quinoa, black beans, and tomatoes—but you'll stay for the Mexican-style garnishes. Topped with sour cream, green onions, salsa, hot sauce, and avocado, it's a fun and easy to eat healthy, without sacrificing an ounce of taste.

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    Crockpot Creamy Chicken and Veggies

    Creamy chicken

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    Using skinless boneless chicken breasts makes this creamy crockpot recipe super easy. Just load up the appliance with chopped potatoes, carrots, and onions, lay chicken on top, and leave to cook all day long. Right before serving, add the sauce ingredients, and cook to heat through. It freezes well for a make-ahead family meal.

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    Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken

    Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken

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    You don't need a grill to produce the tender, juicy barbecue chicken of your dreams. All you need are chicken, onions, and bottled or homemade BBQ sauce (a great recipe is indclude), and your slow cooker. You can easily add liquid smoke, if you like, for that true barbecue flavor.

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    Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken

    Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken

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    Crockpot sweet and sour chicken is quick and easy to make and tastes like the popular Chinese takeout item without the wait. With only six ingredients and an entirely hands-free cooking process, it's a great choice for everyday family dinners. Serve with steamed white rice.

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    Crockpot Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

    Crockpot Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

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    This wholesome crockpot chicken and sweet potatoes always hits the spot on chilly or rainy days. Inspired by Indian cooking, it's loaded with sweetness, spice, and flavor, with a sauce that includes ginger, curry powder, and peach preserves.

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    Crockpot Orange Chicken

    Crockpot Orange Chicken

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    Save space in your oven at holiday time with this genius recipe that uses the slow cooker to roast a whole chicken. The bird comes out ultra-juicy and flavorful, thanks to a simply delicious stuffing of fruit, onion, and pantry spices. Orange slices layered over the buttery skin create a holiday-worthy presentation.

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    Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

    Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

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    Homey crockpot chicken and dumplings tastes like something your grandmother would make, without the need to hover over a hot stove. Simply leave the chicken and veggies cook all day, for tender, saucy results. You'll drop in the easy dumpling mixture near the end of cooking, for perfectly fluffy dough balls on top.

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    Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken With Spinach

    Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken with Spinach

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    Honey mustard adds fantastic flavor to this simple chicken and spinach dish. It cooks entirely hands-free in the crockpot, and makes a healthy dinner with rice or baked potatoes. Dress it up for company with a sprinkle of toasted, slivered almonds.

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    Easy Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken

    Easy Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken

    Diana Rattray

    You don't need to stretch your family food budget to serve up a filling, tummy-warming dinner. This easy cheesy crockpot chicken dish uses canned condensed soup, and a few other basic pantry ingredients, to create a satisfying family meal. Add some green peas, if you like, and serve over hot cooked noodles or boiled potatoes.