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.
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.
If you're ready to try planning meals in advance, be sure to check out this Beginners Guide to Meal Planning. It's got all the tips to get you started, plus a FREE printable meal planner!