Here are the best Crockpot Chicken Dinners! These slow cooker chicken recipes make putting a hearty, homemade meal on the table super simple! Too busy to cook? These delicious crockpot ideas have you covered!
Easy Crockpot Chicken Recipes
Your crockpot is a kitchen workhorse. It makes dinner time easy. It's a staple in our house. How would we get along without it! Not to mention the delicious smells that waft around the kitchen while it's cooking!
Some of the best things to cook in your slow cooker are Easy Crockpot Chicken Dinners which are family-friendly.
We're all about eating healthy food recipes, and poultry fits right in!
So if you need some fresh ideas for easy slow-cooked chicken, check out these delicious recipes with warm and tender chicken your family is sure to love. We also have the best Crockpot Recipes for summer!
We love them because:
- The chicken recipes are simple and easy. Most are dump and go.
- They tend to stretch your budget since they contain economical ingredients.
- Clean-up is a breeze since you cook everything in one pot!
Check out our Crock Pot Tips and Tricks if you're new to slow cooking.
Crock Pot FAQs
Is it safe to leave the crockpot on when I’m not home?
Slow cookers are designed to be left on while you’re not home! It’s perfectly safe to switch on your crockpot in the morning and leave for the day. It's comparable to leaving a light bulb on.
Can I cook frozen chicken in the crockpot?
There is some debate around this topic. As a general rule, chicken should be thawed in the refrigerator before placing it in your slow cooker. Frozen meat (especially chicken) thawed in the crockpot can stay at unsafe temperatures (40-140 degrees F.) for extended lengths of time. This, combined with the moist heat, makes it a breeding ground for bacteria and food-borne illnesses.
However, many people find it perfectly safe if the chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F., which the FDA recommends. In short, you'll have to use your best judgment and do what you're comfortable with.
Is it better to cook chicken on high or low in the crockpot?
We find chicken cooks best low and slow, so we recommend cooking chicken on low for consistent results. However, if you're in a hurry, you can cook it on high, but be aware it can turn out dry.
Delicious & Easy Crockpot Chicken Dinner Recipes
These Easy Crock Pot Chicken Recipes are perfect for throwing into the slow cooker in the morning so that you can come home to a delicious hands-free meal! Made with simple ingredients and full of flavor.
This easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice is a healthy dinner your whole family will devour. Juicy chicken, cheesy rice, and tender vegetables come together to please the pickiest eaters.
Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup is a healthy, comfort food recipe that everyone needs in their life. Filled with tender chunks of chicken, vegetables, and rich broth, this easy recipe is the best chicken noodle soup you will ever eat!
Once you take a bite of this easy and flavorful Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken, you'll want to put it on your meal plan week after week. The combination of soy sauce, sweet honey, garlic, and spicy chili paste is perfect and makes a thick, delicious sauce to coat your chicken.
Crock Pot White Chicken Chili is an easy and healthy crockpot dinner idea for busy weeknights. Your family will love this tender chicken slow-cooked with zesty spices and white beans. Top it with cheese, chips, cilantro, and sour cream. Yum!
Crockpot Tuscan Chicken
This Crock-Pot Tuscan Chicken is one of the best recipes to try. It’s simple, made with fresh ingredients like chicken breasts, Garlic cloves, Italian seasoning, and heavy cream, and loaded with flavor.
Slow Cooker Crack Chicken is an easy crockpot recipe that takes only 10-minutes to prep. Tender chicken, ranch seasoning, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and crispy bacon come together into a creamy, addictive recipe every time!
With only five ingredients, this easy, low-carb Crock Pot Salsa Verde Chicken becomes a flavor-packed and slow-cooked recipe that excites your whole family at dinner time! Simple classic herbs and tender chicken come together to form an ideal taco filler!
Easy Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings
This Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings recipe is a slow cooker version of classic comfort food! Tender chicken, loads of veggies, and fluffy homemade dumplings are simmered in a thick and flavorful gravy.
With 10-minutes of prep time, you’ll love this quick & easy Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup. Packed with spices, veggies, and beans, it’s flavorful and hearty. Put this recipe on your meal plan this week!
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Chili Mac: Crockpot Meal!
Come home from your workday to a hearty, delicious chili mac and cheese cooked to creamy, smoky perfection in the crockpot. With loads of tender BBQ chicken pieces scattered throughout, this is the best comfort food to soothe the soul after a long day!
Easy Crockpot Shredded Chicken
Mouth-watering Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes with Garlic and Parmesan is a complete meal. The tender chicken cooks to perfection with red potatoes infused with a delicious garlic and parmesan flavor.
Crockpot Olive Garden Chicken with Pasta
This crockpot Olive Garden chicken is to die for! The juicy and tender chicken cooked with some pasta is insanely delicious! Plus, it’s super easy, which is a total win-win!
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan
One bite of Slow Cooked Chicken Parm, and it will be an instant favorite! This chicken parmesan recipe was so EASY to throw together, and it tastes incredible!
Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken is a delicious combination of your favorite hot sauce, a creamy base, and chicken ideal for sandwiches, wraps, and atop salad greens. This healthier version gives you a great flavor without the guilt of a high-fat meal. Making it in the slow cooker creates the perfect busy weeknight meal!
Crock Pot Cauliflower Chicken Chili (Paleo, Whole30)
This easy slow cooker paleo chicken chili recipe is a real crowd pleaser! It's loaded with vegetables---and it has a secret ingredient standing in for the beans.
Hawaiian Chicken & Bacon Slow Cooker Sandwiches
These Hawaiian Chicken Slow Cooker Sandwiches are tangy, savory, and perfectly sweet. The chicken is slow-cooked until it falls apart, then drenched in homemade BBQ sauce and topped off with bacon and slightly charred fresh pineapple.
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken
This sweet and tangy slow cooker orange chicken recipe is a quick prep dinner that your family will love! Fresh orange juice and honey make a sweet sticky sauce that coats the chicken and brings fresh orange flavor to every bite! This easy crockpot orange chicken is refined sugar-free and can easily be made gluten-free.
Come home to a flavorful and delicious Crock Pot Chicken CurryThrow all your ingredients into your slow cooker and enjoy a spice-filled dinner that pairs perfectly with rice! Come home to a flavorful and delicious Crock Pot Chicken Curry. It's incredible how good this is and mild enough for kids.
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches from Melanie Makes
Crock Pot Chicken Recipe
- 6-quart Crock Pot
- ½ cup chicken broth (low sodium)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 large chicken breasts
- Pour the chicken broth into the slow cooker.
- Combine all the seasonings in a small bowl.
- Rub the olive oil and seasonings over the raw chicken breasts.
- Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker and cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 3-4 hours. Check to make sure the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
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Erin Henry says
So good! Thanks for the recipe!
That Hawaiian Chicken Bacon Sandwich looks so good!!
I agree! The flavor combination is just wonderful and the fact you can make it in your crockpot is wonderful!