These easy slow cooker recipes for chicken are simple, wholesome, family friendly meals that everyone will love. Try out some simple chicken crockpot meals this week!
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Chicken recipes in the slow cooker are a staple in our house. The whole family loves them and I love that they're not just easy to make but also inexpensive!
There's sure to be something on this list that you can add to your meal plan this week, there's delicious chicken recipes of every kind…all made in the Crockpot!
Should I use thighs or breasts for these recipes?
Some recipes will call for one or the other but it's important to know that you can use either! Sometimes I like to use breasts because they're leaner. Other times I like to use thighs because they are moist and flavorful.
Thighs will provide more flavor because they have more fat, breasts will be leaner but can also end up a bit more dry. Keep those things in mind when deciding which to use. For recipes with more broth it's safe to use breasts, of course if you can get either one super cheap…go with that!
Do I need to marinate chicken before putting it into the slow cooker?
No! The great thing about using the Crockpot for chicken recipes is that you don't have to marinate the chicken beforehand.
For these slow cooker recipes for chicken you'll find that the slow cooker helps to lock in all the flavor and you don't need that marination like you do with quick cooking methods.
Why should I use a slow cooker for chicken?
These slow cooker recipes for chicken will show you just how awesome the Crockpot is for lunches and dinners. It keeps everything moist, makes the chicken super tender, and it makes getting dinner on the table super easy and quick.
These simple recipes make it possible to serve up home cooked meals every night without the stress of putting together fancy meals.
Items to keep on hand for Crockpot chicken recipes:
When it comes to making chicken recipes in the Crockpot you'll want to keep a variety of standard ingredients on hand. These are some of the things I like to keep in the pantry when I know I'll be making some slow cooker recipes for chicken!
This Creamy Crock Pot White Chicken Chili with cream cheese, Sriracha and lime is a cozy soup with a kick! Less than 15 minutes of prep for this comforting and easy soup that is a hearty meal the family will love!
Mediterranean Chicken Casserole. How to make a delicious Mediterranean chicken casserole in the slow cooker. Loaded with Mediterranean vegetables, tomatoes and olives for that authentic Mediterranean one pot meal.
What is a girl to do when she is craving Chicken Enchiladas but she doesn’t have the ambition to make them? Why come up with an awesome, easy recipe for Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Casserole, of course!
Craving some simple yet healthy comfort food? Prep this easy lemon pepper chicken with fresh lemons, potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots & dry spices in only 20 minutes, pop it in your slow cooker, then come back in 3-4 hours to enjoy a warm, home cooked meal the whole family will enjoy.
Stews do not get any easier to make than this delicious Tex-Mex chicken stew! Flavorful and fabulous, this chicken stew can either be served by itself, or over rice, or accompanied by cornbread for a tasty dinner or lunch the entire family will enjoy.
Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken Chili is an easy recipe that makes it’s own tangy sauce as it cooks in your slow cooker! Sweet chili sauce, crushed pineapple and fresh lime juice combine with juicy chicken breasts making this a crockpot pineapple chicken recipe that’s bursting with flavor!
Enjoy this tasty Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas Recipe that also has a slow cooker option for those who love to slow cook. These chicken carnitas are so full of flavour and easy on your budget too as many of the spices if not all are probably already in your cupboard.
If you love Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip, then you’re really going to love this equally delicious, equally cheesy, Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe! Made with juicy shredded chicken, creamy ranch dressing, hot sauce, and loads of cheese, enjoy this easily transportable Buffalo Chicken Dip at your next potluck or party!
This Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Pasta Recipe is a delicious combination of easy-to-find, simple ingredients such as marinara sauce, tomatoes, pasta, cream cheese, and chicken. A meal loved by both kids and adults, this creamy chicken pasta is perfect for the busy family who loves delicious, comforting food.
This slow cooker chicken adobo is a great meal to add to your weeknight rotation. The tender chicken and sweet and tangy sauce are perfect served over rice or with some roasted vegetables. Enjoy takeout-style food in the comfort of your own home.
Slowcooker Pumpkin Chicken Chili is a perfect option for your fall nights! This white bean pumpkin chili recipe is full of hearty protein, vegetables, fiber and vitamins, and great for warming you up and keeping you nourished.
Enjoy this Pho Ga Recipe (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup) which is all about the flavourful broth. This Chicken Pho is not a starter soup, it is a meal. Add the toppings to enhance the flavour of the broth and you’ve got a scrumptious meal that makes this Vietnamese dish a family favourite.