Slow cooker chicken recipes are a perfect way to take the hassle out of cooking.
And what better way to save dinner than to get your own slow cooker for cheap and whip up some delicious meals? This is why a crock-pot is one of the most important things you can own in your kitchen.
They essentially do all the cooking for you. All you have to do is make sure you set it up and add all your favorite ingredients. This makes the list of easy slow cooker meals you can make pretty much endless.
Not to mention they save you lots of money and time (while still eating well). It’s no wonder grandmas all around are obsessed with them.
A great way to put your slow cooker to good use is to make some chicken recipes that take no time at all to put together. My personal favorites are the slow cooker chicken and rice recipes, of which I’ve listed some below.
To help with your slow cooker meal ideas quest, here is a handy list of 25 delicious and easy slow cooker chicken recipes you can prepare almost instantly.
Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken
Image and Recipe: Fit Foodie Finds
This recipe is great with some leftover chicken breasts that you can break apart. It’s one of the easiest recipes to make once you get the basics down. The best part is you can combine it and eat it with more than one thing, so it makes awesome leftovers.
Low Carb Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken Thighs
Image and Recipe: Sugar Free Mom
Balsamic Chicken is absolutely delicious and makes for a great dinner plate. This is definitely a winner if you’re looking for healthy chicken crockpot recipes.
I love to pair it with white basmati rice lightly seasoned with chicken cube.
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Image and Recipe: Simple As That Blog
Chicken tortilla soup is absolutely delicious if you know how to make it right! Thankfully Simple As That Blog walks you through the step by step of how to put it together. It actually reminds me of the slow cooker chicken and potatoes recipes my mom used to make for us as kids. Again, pretty delicious. It also makes for a great weekly meal planner recipe!
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
Image and Recipe: Diet Hood
This honey garlic chicken is sure to leave you with satisfied tummies no matter who it is you’re feeding. This tasty slow cooker chicken recipe has finger licking good ingredients such as sesame, honey, and garlic.
Crockpot Chicken Tacos
Image and Recipe: Tastes Better From Scratch
Who doesn’t love chicken tacos? Whip up some slow cooker shredded chicken and add some garnish on top. You’re good to go for either dinner or lunch (even breakfast if you want something filling).
Slow Cooker Chicken Curry
Image and Recipe: The Lemon Bowl
Chicken curry is a great slow cooker option for when you are wanting something creamy and hearty, especially for those sick days or when the weather is particularly cold.
It’s also a great way to get your proteins and veggies in at the same time.
Crock-Pot Chicken and Noodle
Image and Recipe: Belle of The Kitchen
You can’t go wrong with some chicken and noodles, and its even better when the crock-pot practically does all the cooking for you. Belle of The Kitchen teaches you how to do just that.
Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Image and Recipe: Pass The Sushi
Here’s a soup recipe thats sure to become a slow cooker favorite. Gnocchi are small dumplings made out of flour and served in a tasty and savory broth. Try it out and see how you like it!
Crock-Pot Chicken and Rice
Image and Recipe: Well Plated
Crock pot chicken and rice are an absolute all-time favorite. You can make it with different spices and rice types to find your perfect combination.
Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Recipe
Image and Recipe: Dinner Then Dessert
This is yet another scrumptious dinner recipe that you can pair with a number of things to make your meal a success. In the end, its all about the seasonings perfectly mixig in with the broth.
Crock-Pot Hawaiian Chicken
Image and Recipe: Here Comes The Sun Blog
Hawaiian slow cooker chicken can be a great way to change up your dinner plans. This sweet and savory recipe has more of a tropical feel and can add some much-needed fun to your taste buds.
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan
Image and Recipe: Bake At Midnite
Cheesy chicken is an absolute winner in my book! Try out this chicken parmesan recipe and pair it with some rice and beans for a wholesome dinner. I prefer using Muenster cheese but any of your favorite cheeses will do.
Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
Image an Recipe: Slow Cooker Gourmet
Butter chicken is a nod to Mediterranean food and can be full of spicy goodness. This buttery chicken can be great comfort food then you have boneless chicken thighs you might not be sure how to use.
Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl
Image and Recipe: Number 2 Pencil
Who says burritos have to be in the form of an actual burrito? Just make a slow cooker version of it so you can set it and forget it…and then come back and eat it when you’re hungry.
Ultimate Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Thighs
Image and Recipe: Inspired Taste
These slow cooker lemon chicken thighs look absolutely mouthwatering! They are easy to make and they’re perfect for when you want to save some chicken for later (or reconfigure as leftovers).
Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala Stew
Image and Recipe: Cooking and Beer
Here is a little something different for your palate. Try some chicken marsala stew with noodles for good measure. It’s easy to put together and its a quick recipe you can learn and impress all your friends.
Slow Cooker Chicken Portobello Mushroom
Image and Recipe: Cutefetti
This slow cooker chicken recipe is perfect for all the mushroom lovers out there. The creamy sauce and the soft mushrooms are the perfect combinations for some crock pot marinated chicken. Easy recipe, easy dinner idea.
Healthy Crock-Pot Tex-Mex Chicken
Image and Recipe: Tone and Tighten
If you’re craving Taco Bell or Chipotle look no further than your personal crock-pot and the chicken you have sitting in the fridge!
With a few ingredients and seasoning, you can get a nice taste of Mexican style slow cooker chicken. Not to mention its a much healthier option.
Easy & Delicious Slow Cooker Bourbon BBQ Chicken
Image and Recipe: The Shabby Creek Cottage
Bourbon chicken can be yet another tasty option to make sure you don’t go hungry while exerting the minimal effort to cook. This easy meal idea is sure to not let you down.
Chicken Broccoli Slow Cooker Lasagna
Image and Recipe: A Spicy Perspective
Did you know you can make slow cooker lasagna? You can! It is pretty easy to put together and you can add all sorts of ingredients to it to your liking. With this one, you can’t go wrong with chicken and broccoli.
Slow Cooker Mongolian Chicken
Image and Recipe: Carls Bad Cravings
Mongolian chicken can be a way to go when you’re wanting something out of the norm. This tasty easy meal idea is brought to you by none other than Carl’s Bad Cravings and…
Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
Image and Recipe: Table for Two Blog
Chicken Tikka Masala is an absolute personal favorite and contrary to popular belief, it’s MUCH easier to make than most people think. If you’d like to learn how, make sure you check out the tasty chicken recipe.
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Image and Recipe: Cookies and Cups
Lettuce wraps are great for people who are watching their weight or just want to practice choosing healthier food options. Thankfully crock-pots make them easy to make.
Creamy Italian Crock-Pot Chicken
Image and Recipe: Yummy Healthy Easy
Yes, you can even make Italian in a crock-pot. This particular creamy recipe teaches you how to do just that (with minimal effort). Add the rice to make it extra filling.
Slow Cooker Jambalaya
Image and Recipe: The Recipe Critic
This one is for all the meat lovers out there who can’t get enough.
If you don’t have time to season and cook all your meat just stick it all together in a crock-pot for some Jambalaya goodness.
Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
Image and Recipe: Spend With Pennies
Here is a good old traditional chicken noodles soup. This is usually the first recipe that might pop into mind when thinking about easy slow cooker recipes. It’s no wonder, because it is damn hearty and delicious.
Slow Cooker Thai Chicken With Peanut Sauce
Image and Recipe: Five Heart Home
Peanuts and chicken aren’t something you would naturally pair together, but with this Slow Cooker Thai Chicken you are sure to love it. It’s absolutely delicious and using a slow cooker makes it easy to create.
Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
Image and Recipe: A Mindfull Mom
If there was ever a recipe everyone should have experience making in a slow cooker its BBQ chicken. It’s dead simple to make and can be packed with tons of flavor without any fancy marinating.
A Mindfull Mom shows you how to get the recipe just right.
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
Image and Recipe: Sally’s Baking Addiction
Chili doesn’t JUST have to be made with beef. You can make it with chicken too! Chili is constantly a favorite due to its tomatoey goodness and the fact that you can pair it with either sour cream, cheese, or even cornbread. Make sure you visit Sally’s Baking Addiction to learn how to make it.
Slow Cooker Chicken Tagine With Apricots And Chickpeas
Image and Recipe: Panning The Globe
Here’s a nice combination of flavors for your mouth. I’m always a fan of trying new things, and trying this recipe as a dinner plan is definitely a place to start (especially if you love the taste and texture of chickpeas).
Easy Crock Pot Chicken Tostadas
Image and Recipe: Everyday Savvy
If you’re craving something crunchy and meaty try these delicious slow cooker chicken tostadas.
They can also make great appetizers at parties if you aren’t sure what to make as they’re fun and easy.
Crock Pot Chicken Lo Mein
Image and Recipe: Lil Luna
Chicken Lo Mein is the absolute best. Who would have thought you can use a crock-pot to make it right at home (and know exactly what is going in it!). The egg noodles and the sesame seeds come together for an awesome explosion of goodness in your mouth.
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Spaghetti
Image and Recipe: Slow Cooker Gourmet
Ditch the beef spaghetti sauce and make some chicken spaghetti sauce! Chicken spaghetti can make for a much cheaper dinner option that is great for either lunch or dinner. Learn how to make it at the Slow Cooker Gourmet site. You won’t be disappointed.
Slow Cooker Chicken And Corn Chowder
Image and Recipe: Damn Delicious
This is one I’m eager to try! This Chicken and Corn Chowder creation from Damn Delicious looks absolutely, well, damn delicious! It looks absolutely hearty, tasty, filling, and easy to make without costing you tons. It’s a damn yeah in my book. Make sure you check out the scrumptious recipe.
Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken and Rice Bowls
Image and Recipe: The Slow Cooking Housewife
A chicken rice and bean bowl that closely resembles a Chipotle bowl except its made at home in your slow cooker and you save yourself tons of money in the process is a pretty nice win-win easy dinner idea if you ask me.
Add some Tapatio hot sauce for good measure.
Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Image and Recipe: Chelsea’s Messy Apron
If you want some Chicken Alfredo but you don’t really want to bake it just throw all the ingredients in a crock-pot and call it a day. Chicken Alfredo is a dinner classic that can get you out of a tizzy.
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken
Image and Recipe: Dinner At The Zoo
Orange Chicken has a great tangy taste that can be complemented by the sesame seeds. If you’re craving some sweet and savory chicken then this is the recipe to check out for tonight (just make sure you have a crock-pot first.
Slow Cooker Recipes For Days
When you learn how to make delicious slow cooker chicken recipes there is no chance you’ll go hungry. There is definitely a slow cooker recipe out there for everyone whether you’re on a diet, in a hurry, or want to cook something that won’t cost tons of money.
There are endless ways to use chicken, no matter if you have boneless chicken breasts, chicken leftovers, or bone-in chicken thighs or legs. It’s all about getting creative with your flavors and learning your personal crock-pot’s settings. 🙂
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