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30+ 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 meals!

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I don’t know about you, but where we are in Manitoba, September has been downright frigid.

I’m totally 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.

I have to say that the pastas, the soups and stews are where we’re headed first on this list. The chicken spaghetti right up top is one of our all time favorites! It’s made without cream of chicken soup and has some extra veggies snuck in for good measure 😉

Tips and tricks for these Crockpot Chicken Recipes:

All of these slow cooker chicken recipes use either chicken breasts or chicken thighs.

I’m going to be working on a slow cooker whole chicken recipe soon (it’s one of my favorite ways to cook a whole chicken!), but for now, 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, and 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 have often throw frozen chicken breasts into the crock pot to give myself a few extra hours of cook time (if I had to be away all day or something), and it’s been fine for me, and I likely won’t stop doing that.

You choose for yourself!

More chicken recipes:

Honey Balsamic Crockpot Chicken Thighs

slow cooker chicken thighs in sauce on white rice with broccoli on grey plate

Crockpot Chicken and Noodles

crockpot chicken and noodles in slow cooker with metal scoop pulling up some noodles

Crockpot Orange Chicken

crockpot orange chicken with rice on grey plate overhead on blue background

Italian Crockpot Chicken and Potatoes

italian crockpot chicken and potatoes on plate with fresh spinach on the side on a grey background

Crockpot Shredded Chicken

crockpot shredded chicken in white slow cooker with two forks stuck into chicken

Cheesy Crockpot Chicken Spaghetti

crockpot chicken spaghetti in slow cooker with metal scoop stuck in pasta and whole peppers in the background

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

italian slow cooker chicken noodle soup in white crockpot with metal ladle scooping some soup

Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice

slow cooker chicken and rice in white crockpot with peas and carrots

Crockpot Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

crockpot chicken 40 cloves of garlic closse up on plate with fresh parsley garnish

Crock pot Chicken Teriyaki

crockpot chicken teriyaki on white plate sitting in front of a steel crockpot

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Stew

slow cooker garlic parmesan chicken stew in blue bowl with a chunk of crusty bread being dipped in the stew

Crock pot Chicken Marsala

crockpot chicken marsala with mushrooms on a bed of linguine on a white plate

Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Stew

slow cooker chicken tuscan stew in bright blue bowl with a chunk of crusty bread being dipped in the stew

Crock pot Honey Garlic Chicken

slow cooker honey garlic chicken shredded on a bed of rice with broccoli on the plate

Slow Cooker Mango Salsa Chicken

slow cooker mango salsa chicken in black crockpot with metal spoon stuck in chicken

Slow Cooker Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole

slow cooker chicken broccoli rice casserole in black crockpot with a metal spoon scooping some up

Crock pot Salsa Chicken

crockpot salsa chicken in small white crockpot on grey background

Crockpot Cream Chicken Enchilada Chili

crockpot chicken enchilada chili close up in bowl with dollop of sour cream and lime wedges

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken Rice Bowls

crockpot hawaiian chicken with pineapple and peppers on a bed of white rice

Slow Cooker Harvest Chicken

slow cooker harvest chicken with little potatoes asparagus and carrots in black crockpot

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Sandwiches

slow cooker italian chicken sandwiches on sesame bun with shredded mozzarella cheese and basil on a white plate

Slow Cooker Hoisin Chicken

slow cooker hoisin chicken on a black plate on a black background

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

slow cooker chicken cacciatore overhead in a large black crockpot with a wooden spoon stuck into the crockpot

Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Coconut Chicken

slow cooker coconut chicken on a bed of rice with broccoli on the side on a white plate

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

slow cooker sweet and sour chicken on a bed of rice on a blue plate overhead

Crock pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

crockpot lemon garlic chicken in black slow cooker with lemon slices

Slow Cooker Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce

slow cooker basil curry chicken close up of ladle

Slow Cooker Crispy Chicken Carnitas

crockpot chicken carnitas in black crockpot with white background

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

slow cooker chicken taco soup in black crockpot with shredded cheese and sour cream on top

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

slow cooker creamy chicken noodle soup in a metal ladle above a white crockpot

Slow Cooker Honey Sriracha Chicken Tacos

slow cooker honey sriracha chicken tacos on soft tortillas with shredded cheese lettuce and fresh tomatoes

Chicken in a Hurry

chicken in a hurry chicken drumsticks with sauce on a white plate

Crockpot Mushroom Chicken

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

slow cooker honey garlic chicken and vegetables on blue plate with potatoes carrots and broccoli

Slow Cooker Chicken Lo Mein

crockpot chicken lo mein in black slow cooker overhead

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

slow cooker chicken fajitas in small white crockpot overhead on dark grey background

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Chili Mac

bbq chicken chili mac crockpot close up of metal spoon scooping out of black slow cooker
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