20 Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

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crock pot chicken enchiladas

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Slow cooker chicken is the perfect blend of convenience and health, whether you use lean chicken breasts or juicier chicken thighs. Just throw the chicken and seasonings into the slow cooker and set it on low. Six to eight hours later, you have dinner.


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  • 01 of 20

    Hearty Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

    Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

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    Who says that chili has to be made with beans? This hearty slow cooker chicken chili is relatively low in calories but high in protein and flavor. It's made with chili, two kinds of beans, tomatoes, and a whole bunch of flavorful seasonings. Add extra veggies to make it even more nutritious.

  • 02 of 20

    Slow Cooker Creole Chicken With Sausage

    Creole Chicken With Sausage

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Boneless chicken thighs and spicy andouille sausage are slow-cooked in a rich, spicy Creole-seasoned tomato sauce for this slow cooker Creole chicken with sausage recipe. You could substitute the chicken thighs for breasts but cut back on the cooking time a little bit so the chicken doesn't dry out. Pour the chicken mixture over rice or egg noodles for a complete meal.

  • 03 of 20

    Slow Cooker Chicken With Farro and Vegetables

    Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs With Farro

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Unlike other types of grains, farro holds up to the lengthy cooking time that a slow cooker requires. When you add in the vegetables and chicken, all the ingredients for this slow cooker chicken with farro and vegetables create a flavorful one-pot meal.

  • 04 of 20

    Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken

    crock pot pulled chicken

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    Who feels like some good, old-fashioned barbecue? Slow cooker pulled chicken—a combination of breasts and thighs—is served in its deliciously sweet and spicy homemade barbecue sauce. Jazz it up by modifying the sauce to suit your taste, whether that means making it sweeter with apricot preserves or adding cayenne pepper for extra spice.

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  • 05 of 20

    Slow Cooker Chicken and Sorghum Soup

    Chicken and Sorghum Soup

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Introduce the family to a new type of whole-grain with this slow cooker chicken and sorghum soup. Sorghum is a gluten-free grain, making this meal ideal for families who have to avoid gluten due to intolerance or celiac disease.

  • 06 of 20

    Saucy Jack Daniel's Barbecue Chicken Drumettes

    Saucy Jack Daniel's Barbecue Chicken Drumettes

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    A spicy Jack Daniel's barbecue sauce flavors these great-tasting baked chicken drumettes. The saucy Jack Daniel's barbecue chicken drumettes are transferred to the slow cooker with barbecue sauce for a party or gathering.

  • 07 of 20

    Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder

    Crockpot Chicken and Corn Chowder

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This slow cooker chicken and corn chowder soup uses creamy canned soups as its base, making it an extra-easy recipe to put together. Chopped green chiles give it a little spicy Southwestern flair.

  • 08 of 20

    Creamy Dijon Chicken

    Slow Cooker Creamy Dijon Chicken

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This creamy Dijon chicken is a super-easy recipe, as it requires just four ingredients. The recipe calls for cream of mushroom soup, but cream of chicken or cream of celery soup would work just as well. Add freshly chopped parsley or chives for a pop of color and a bit of extra flavor.

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  • 09 of 20

    Slow Cooker Chicken With Biscuits

    Slowcooker chicken and biscuits

    ​The Spruce / Victoria Heydt

    This delicious slow cooker chicken with biscuits is a meal the whole family will enjoy, and the slow cooker makes it a snap to prepare and cook. A combination of gravy and condensed soup creates the sauce for the chicken breasts. The biscuits—frozen, canned, or homemade—are baked separately.

  • 10 of 20

    Garlic and Ginger Crockpot Chicken Wings

    Crockpot Ginger Chicken Wings

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    These garlic and ginger crockpot chicken wings are for tailgating or a game day party. They're cooked in the slow cooker with Asian-style seasonings, making them a bit different than traditional hot wings with buffalo sauce.

  • 11 of 20

    Chicken, Sausage and White Bean Chili

    Chicken, Sausage and White Bean Chili

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Chicken breasts team up with chicken sausage in this tasty chicken, sausage and white bean chili. Corn, beans, tomatoes, and jalapeño peppers are among the ingredients. Serve it alongside hot-from-the-oven biscuits or cornbread.

  • 12 of 20

    Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

    Slow cooker sweet and sour chicken with pineapple

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    Don't pay for takeout. Instead, make your own Chinese food right in the slow cooker. Boneless chicken breasts are seasoned with a sweet and sour sauce mixture, which includes vinegar, brown sugar and pineapple chunks for this perfect slow cooker sweet and sour chicken.

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  • 13 of 20

    Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

    Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This great-tasting slow cooker chicken cacciatore is made with chicken breasts, mushrooms, tomatoes, and seasonings. Serve this delicious dish with spaghetti or other pasta.

  • 14 of 20

    Slow Cooker Herb Chicken With Stuffing

    Chicken With Stuffing

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    There's no need to wait until Thanksgiving to enjoy hearty, comforting slow cooker herb chicken with stuffing. This easy slow cooker chicken recipe is made with some wine or chicken broth, condensed soups, stuffing crumbs, and boneless chicken breasts.

  • 15 of 20

    Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas

    crock pot chicken enchiladas

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    Traditionally, enchiladas are made from corn tortillas stuffed with meat, cheese, and other ingredients, covered with a red or green sauce, and baked. In this slow cooker chicken enchiladas version, though, there's no rolling necessary—instead, it uses cut-up tortillas, shredded or chopped chicken, cheese, ripe olives, and chopped onions to make a hearty casserole.

  • 16 of 20

    Amaretto Chicken Breasts

    Amaretto Chicken

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    Amaretto liqueur gives chicken breasts unique flavor, along with curry powder, mushrooms and a bunch of other scrumptious ingredients. You might not think of amaretto as a complementary to chicken, but you'd be surprised—amaretto and curry seasonings flavor these easy slow cooker amaretto chicken breasts perfectly.

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  • 17 of 20

    Slow Cooker Chicken With Potatoes

    Italian Seasoned Chicken With Potatoes

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This slow cooker chicken with potatoes dish gets flavor from the Italian salad dressing, Parmesan cheese, and seasonings. It takes about 10 minutes to put together. Layer the ingredients, set the slow cooker on low, and forget it for 5 to 7 hours. Add a steamed vegetable or some garden fresh sliced tomatoes for a complete meal.

  • 18 of 20

    Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken

    Crock Pot Jerk Chicken

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Take a virtual trip to the Caribbean with slow cooker jerk chicken for dinner. The habanero is the preferred pepper for this dish, but it's extremely spicy. Replace it with a jalapeno or dried crushed red pepper flakes, or simply reduce the amount of pepper you put into the slow cooker.

  • 19 of 20

    Cheese- and Chile-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

    Stuffed Chicken Breasts with sauce and side salad


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    Chicken breasts are stuffed with a mixture of cheeses, chili peppers, and seasonings, then they're slow-cooked to perfection for this cheese- and chile-stuffed chicken breast recipe. The tangy, spicy sauce gives the meal a little something extra, but use mild enchilada sauce if your family doesn't live too much heat.

  • 20 of 20

    Easy Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken

    Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken over spaghetti noodes

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This easy slow cooker chicken recipe is easy to prepare, as it uses condensed cream of chicken soup and cheese soup. Just dump it all into the slow cooker with seasonings and chicken breasts.