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40+ Crockpot Chicken Recipes

A wide variety of Crockpot Chicken Recipes to make dinner time simple! Pasta, soups, stews, tacos, chicken breasts and chicken thighs — you won’t get bored with this list of slow cooker chicken recipes!

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Table of Contents
  1. Tips and tricks for these Crockpot Chicken Recipes:
  2. Cooking frozen chicken in the crockpot:
  3. Our favorite Crockpot Chicken Recipes

Fall is here, and with it, Crockpot Season!

I’m especially feeling all the crockpot chicken recipes — soup, pasta, saucy or cheesy!

I definitely use my slow cooker in the summer as well, but there’s just something about a hearty chicken dinner cooking away in the crock pot all day long that is better when it’s cold out.

Tips and tricks for these Crockpot Chicken Recipes:

Many of these slow cooker chicken recipes use either chicken breasts or boneless, skinless chicken thighs — and most of the time those two can be used interchangeably as they cook in about the same amount of time.

These are quick prep and minimal clean up recipes you can make on any weeknight.

Cooking Crockpot Chicken Breast:

  • My recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Breast here has tons of extra tips for cooking chicken breasts in the crockpot — and a great multi purpose seasoning blend!
  • Chicken breasts are very lean and are great for absorbing all kinds of flavor.
  • Chicken breasts can dry out quickly in the crock pot if they are cooked for too long — be sure to follow each recipe and not to leave them to cook all day unless the recipe directs you too (we don’t want tough, overcooked chicken!)
  • If you are cooking small pieces of chicken breast in the crock pot, you likely only need a couple of hours on low. Whole breasts may take a little longer — 3-4 hours on low or 2 hours on high.
  • I generally prefer to cook my chicken breasts as one piece in my crockpot chicken recipes so they stay moist, then remove and shred or chop. I find they stay much more moist this way!

Cooking Crockpot Chicken Thighs:

  • I have a great all-purpose recipe for Crockpot Chicken Thighs here — with lots of additional tips and tricks!
  • Chicken thighs are considered dark meat, which means they have a little more fat but also a ton more flavor.
  • They will stay moist longer and may be better suited to long cook times in crockpot chicken recipes than chicken breasts.
  • The recipes below use a variety of boneless, skinless chicken thighs and bone-in chicken thighs. Bone-in chicken thighs will require a significantly longer cook time so these two can not always be swapped.
  • If you’re looking to save on a little fat (though our bodies do need some and chicken thighs are loaded with good things!), you can try using chicken breasts instead of thighs for some of the recipes below. Keep in mind that cook times would need to be adjusted and breasts will not retain the same amount of moisture.

Cooking frozen chicken in the crockpot:

This is a bit of a hot topic.

It is actually not recommended to cook frozen chicken in the crockpot because it sits at that “not cold enough but not hot enough” in between temperature for too long in the slow cooker.

That being said, I confess I have thrown frozen chicken breasts into the crock pot to give myself a few extra hours of cook time (if I had to let it cook all day), and we have survived.

You choose for yourself whether you want to take the risk or not.

Our favorite Crockpot Chicken Recipes

Slow Cooker Chicken Breast
This Slow Cooker Chicken Breast recipe comes out perfectly juicy and seasoned every time! Learn my tips for getting the best crockpot chicken breast, perfect for salads, sandwiches or an easy dinner.
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crockpot chicken breast on blue plate
slow cooker chicken breast in crockpot
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
This easy Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken is made with store bought barbecue sauce and a couple secret ingredients! Make it with chicken breasts or thighs.
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close up overhead image of slow cooker bbq chicken with tongs
Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew
This Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew is bound to be your new favorite winter comfort food! It’s hearty, creamy, cheesy and loaded with vegetables! The crockpot makes it an easy weeknight meal.
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slow cooker with garlic parmesan chicken stew in it and a metal ladle
slow cooker with garlic parmesan chicken stew in it and a metal ladle
Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken
This Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken is SO easy and flavorful, you wouldn't believe it only has a few ingredients! The perfect easy dinner recipe!
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slow cooker creamy tomato basil chicken in a white crockpot
slow cooker creamy tomato basil chicken in a white crockpot
Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
These Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs are perfectly seasoned with garlic and herbs, cooked until they easily pull from the bone! The juiciest, most flavorful crockpot chicken thighs!
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bone in slow cooker chicken thighs with crispy skin in white crockpot
bone in chicken thighs in slow cooker
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
These easy Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas are made with chicken breasts, peppers, onions, salsa and a homemade fajita seasoning that makes them over the top delicious! An easy slow cooker dinner idea. 
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slow cooker chicken fajitas in crockpot
slow cooker chicken fajitas in tortilla shell
Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken
{Slow Cooker} Sweet and Sour Chicken: the perfect crockpot meal to come home to after a long day! Great served over rice or noodles.
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slow cooker sweet and sour chicken on blue plate
slow cooker sweet and sour chicken on blue plate
Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings
This Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings recipe is a slow cooker version of a classic comfort food! Tender chicken, loads of veggies, and fluffy homemade dumplings are simmered in a thick and flavorful gravy.
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close up image of crockpot chicken and dumplings in white slow cooker with spoon
Crockpot Pineapple Chicken
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crockpot pineapple chicken breasts in slow cooker overhead
close up overhead image of pineapple chicken in slow cooker
Crockpot Whole Chicken
This Crockpot Whole Chicken is incredibly moist and flavorful, thanks to a coating of seasoned garlic butter and the slow cooker! The perfect make ahead weekend dinner, great for meal prepping!
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crockpot whole chicken broiled on white plate with lemon and parsley
crockpot whole chicken broiled on white plate with lemon and parsley
Honey Balsamic Crockpot Chicken Thighs
These Crock Pot Chicken Thighs with Honey Balsamic glaze are sweet and sticky with just the right amount of tang and spice! A melt in your mouth tender, crockpot dump meal that the whole family will love!
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crockpot chicken thighs in slow cooker
slow cooker chicken thighs in sauce on white rice with broccoli on grey plate
Crockpot Chicken and Noodles
This Crockpot Chicken and Noodles recipe is an easy crockpot chicken recipe that will please the whole family! So easy and so creamy (but NO cream of chicken soups!). 
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crockpot chicken and noodles in slow cooker
crockpot chicken and noodles in slow cooker with metal scoop pulling up some noodles
Crockpot Orange Chicken
This Crockpot Orange Chicken is a healthier, homemade version of one of our favorite takeout meals! It has the most flavorful sauce!
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crockpot orange chicken with rice
crockpot orange chicken with rice on grey plate overhead on blue background
Italian Crockpot Chicken and Potatoes
This Creamy Italian Crockpot Chicken and Potatoes is simmered in the most incredible creamy sauce of roasted red peppers, spinach and Italian herbs. It’s a dump and go meal in one! 
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italian crockpot chicken and potatoes on plate
italian crockpot chicken and potatoes on plate with fresh spinach on the side on a grey background
Crockpot Shredded Chicken
This Crockpot Shredded Chicken is easy, flavorful and a great way to meal prep for the week ahead! How to make shredded chicken in the slow cooker including tips, tricks and shredded chicken recipes. 
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crockpot shredded chicken in white slow cooker
crockpot shredded chicken in white slow cooker with two forks stuck into chicken
Crockpot Chicken Spaghetti
This Cheesy Crockpot Chicken Spaghetti is an easy crockpot meal for busy weeknights! It’s made healthier with no canned soups, lean chicken breast and added veggies, and it cooks completely in the slow cooker for less clean up! Includes step by step recipe video. 
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crockpot spaghetti with chicken scoop
crockpot chicken spaghetti in slow cooker with metal scoop stuck in pasta and whole peppers in the background
Creamy Italian Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
This Creamy Italian Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup is even better than the original! With garlic, spinach, roasted red pepper and a touch of cream and Parmesan it is hearty and flavorful!
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creamy slow cooker chicken noodle soup in white bowl
italian slow cooker chicken noodle soup in white crockpot with metal ladle scooping some soup
Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice
This Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice is easy, cheesy, and loaded with veggies, fiber and protein for a complete slow cooker dinner that the kids will love, too! 
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slow cooker chicken and rice in white crockpot
slow cooker chicken and rice in white crockpot with peas and carrots
Crockpot Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic
Crockpot chicken breasts cook for hours in an ultra-flavorful garlic sauce that’s amazing over hot pasta or rice! Just throw everything in the crockpot.
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crockpot chicken 40 cloves
crockpot chicken 40 cloves of garlic closse up on plate with fresh parsley garnish
Crock Pot Chicken Marsala
Crock Pot Chicken Marsala has tender chicken breasts covered in a mushroom sauce flavored with Marsala wine. With the crock pot, you can have restaurant quality chicken marsala with hardly any effort. This classic dish really lends itself well to being made in a slow cooker.
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crockpot chicken marsala over pasta
crockpot chicken marsala with mushrooms on a bed of linguine on a white plate
Tuscan Slow Cooker Chicken Stew | Sweet Peas & Saffron
Tuscan slow cooker chicken stew is healthy, hearty, and so easy to prepare! Rosemary, fennel seeds and balsamic vinegar give it a ton of flavor.
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instant pot tuscan chicken stew
slow cooker chicken tuscan stew in bright blue bowl with a chunk of crusty bread being dipped in the stew
Slow Cooker Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole
This cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole takes just minutes of prep, thanks to your crock pot! It is one of my favorite crock pot recipes for quick family dinners!
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slow cooker chicken broccoli rice casserole in black crockpot with a metal spoon scooping some up
Slow Cooker Harvest Chicken and Vegetables | Easy Crock Pot Dinner
Slow Cooker Harvest Chicken and Vegetables is a healthy meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights. Made with tender chicken, hearty vegetables and herbs.
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slow cooker harvest chicken
slow cooker harvest chicken with little potatoes asparagus and carrots in black crockpot
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Sandwiches
A SUPER simple, flavorful meal with just a few ingredients! These Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Sandwiches are perfect for summer picnics, busy weeknights, or serve the chicken and sauce over pasta for a hearty meal! Gluten free and paleo options.
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slow cooker italian chicken sandwiches on sesame bun with shredded mozzarella cheese and basil on a white plate
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore | foodiecrush.com
Bone-in, skinless chicken thighs cooked in the slow cooker create the luxe flavor in this Italian slow cooker chicken cacciatore recipe.
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slow cooker chicken cacciatore overhead in a large black crockpot with a wooden spoon stuck into the crockpot
Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken from The Food Charlatan
This Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken is one of the best curries I’ve ever had! The sauce starts with the coconut milk with jalapeño and red onion. It’s not too spicy, but has tons of flavor!
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slow cooker coconut curry chicken in ladle
slow cooker basil curry chicken close up of ladle
Easy Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
The easiest Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup — gets thick and creamy, unlike those recipes that just add milk or cream. Perfect for a chilly day!
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slow cooker creamy chicken noodle soup scoop
slow cooker creamy chicken noodle soup in a metal ladle above a white crockpot
Slow Cooker Honey Sriracha Chicken Tacos
Sweet and spicy slow cooked chicken makes taco night new again. I love using my crockpot for easy, weeknight meals!
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slow cooker honey sriracha chicken tacos on soft tortillas with shredded cheese lettuce and fresh tomatoes
Crockpot Cream of Mushroom Chicken | Crazy for Crust
Crockpot Mushroom Chicken – this easy slow cooker chicken recipe is a quick and delicious way to get dinner on the table.
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crockpot mushroom chicken on a bed of rice on a white plate with fresh greens on the side
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Vegetables + RECIPE VIDEO
This Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Vegetables is a new family favorite! It’s sweet and savory and a complete one pot meal with chicken breasts, potatoes, broccoli and carrots and a homemade honey garlic sauce! Includes how-to recipe video.
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slow cooker honey garlic chicken and vegetables on blue plate with potatoes carrots and broccoli
Slow Cooker Chicken Lo Mein
The best Slow Cooker Chicken Lo Mein. Only 15 minutes to prep. Way better, tastier & healthier than take-out! Easy meal prep for work using crockpot VIDEO
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crockpot chicken lo mein
crockpot chicken lo mein in black slow cooker overhead
{Slow Cooker} BBQ Chicken Chili Mac
{Slow Cooker} BBQ Chicken Chili Mac: a hearty one-pot pasta meal that cooks completely in the crockpot! Forget dirtying other dishes — you can cook it all together without risking mushy pasta. www.thereciperebel.com
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Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie {With Biscuits!}
This crock pot chicken pot pie recipe is quick and easy to prepare. Add all ingredients to crockpot and let it simmer away for a tasty supper!
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crockpot chicken pot pie in bowl with biscuit
crockpot chicken pot pie in bowl with biscuit
Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Thighs
This dish is sure to have your whole house smelling like a little slice of Italy before it’s done! Click for the full Tuscan Chicken Thighs Recipe!
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overhead image of slow cooker tuscan chicken thighs on plate
overhead image of slow cooker tuscan chicken thighs on plate
Slow Cooker Butter Chicken Recipe
Make this Slow Cooker Butter Chicken for a flavorful dinner that your whole family will love! It’s so creamy and deliciously spiced (not hot spicy!).
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close up image of slow cooker butter chicken with rice
close up image of slow cooker butter chicken with rice
Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken
Easy Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken is a sweet and tangy recipe that brings a whole new burst of flavor to your palette. The whole family will enjoy!
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close up image of crockpot hawaiian chicken on blue plate
close up image of crockpot hawaiian chicken on blue plate
Slow Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup
This slow cooker chicken wild rice soup is creamy and comforting, but still nourishing with lots of veggies, shredded chicken and wild rice. Added bonus:
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overhead image of slow cooker wild rice soup in bowl
Easy Crockpot Chicken and Wild Rice
Easy Crockpot Chicken and Wild Rice is a protein-packed dump and go slow cooker casserole that’s family-friendly and comes together in minutes!
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crockpot chicken and wild rice being scooped from slow cooker with spoon
crockpot chicken and wild rice being scooped from slow cooker with spoon
Crockpot Ranch Chicken Casserole
Crockpot Ranch Chicken is a savory and satisfying slow cooker meal that’s easy to make. Ranch chicken crock pot is an ideal weeknight dinner.
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overhead image of ranch chicken casserole in crockpot
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan – I Heart Eating
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan recipe makes tender chicken breasts topped with marinara, melty cheese, and an easy crunch topping! Great crock pot dinner!
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slow cooker chicken parmesan with pasta on a plate
slow cooker chicken parmesan with pasta on a plate
Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe {slow cooker}
This Honey Garlic Chicken recipe includes a sweet and savory, sticky sauce over perfectly tender chicken. So easy and so delicious!
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slow cooker honey garlic chicken breasts in bowl
slow cooker honey garlic chicken breasts in bowl

Meet Ashley

My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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