Easy Crockpot Chicken Breast Recipes

These Easy Crockpot Chicken Breast Recipes are perfect for starting in the morning so you can come home to a delicious hands-free meal! Slow cooker chicken recipes made with simple ingredients and full of flavor.

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If you’ve been around here for more than 5 minutes, you know how much we love Crockpot Chicken Recipes!

These easy crockpot chicken breast recipes combine one of my favorite cooking techniques with one of our favorite proteins, in plenty of original and flavorful ways!

Chicken breasts are the perfect neutral starting point for so many different herbs, spices and sauces, and they pair perfectly with loads of other vegetables and grains.

This list of slow cooker chicken breast recipes is my ultimate guide to easy weeknight meals made easier with the crockpot!

I’ve included loads of bonus tips down below all these recipes, including how to prep many of these recipes ahead to make dinnertime even easier and some of the most frequently asked questions.

But first, let’s get dinner started!

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Crockpot Shredded Chicken
This Crockpot Shredded Chicken is easy, flavorful and a great way to meal prep for the week ahead! How to make slow cooker shredded chicken including tips, tricks and additional recipes.
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Crockpot Creamy Garlic Chicken
Crockpot Creamy Garlic Chicken features golden pan seared chicken breasts that get slow cooked to perfection in a garlicky cream sauce. It's an easy recipe that's great for those busier weeknights at home!
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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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Crockpot Salsa Chicken
This Crockpot Salsa Chicken is the best throw-and-go recipe. It's made with six simple ingredients and takes just 5 minutes to prep. Serve this chicken in tacos or burrito bowls, over nachos, in fajitas, you name it!
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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 Tuscan Chicken
This Crockpot Tuscan Chicken is made up juicy chicken breasts slow cooked in a rich and cheesy cream sauce. This recipe takes just 10 minutes to prep and makes the perfect dinner served over your favorite pasta!
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Sun Dried Tomato Crockpot Chicken and Potatoes
This Crockpot Chicken and Potatoes is slow cooked in a broth flavored with sun dried tomatoes and Italian herbs. It's an easy crockpot meal that requires only 10 minutes prep!
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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Taco Soup
This Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup is made with just SIX ingredients in the slow cooker! With 5 minutes prep, it's an easy healthy dinner idea for busy weeknights.
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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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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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Crockpot Pineapple Chicken
This Crockpot Pineapple Chicken is sweet and tangy and made with just SIX ingredients! You can prep ahead and freeze before cooking.
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Crockpot Chicken Stew
Hearty, healthy, and totally comforting, this easy Crockpot Chicken Stew is the answer you've been looking for to heat up on those chilly nights!
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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 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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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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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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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 Chicken Gnocchi Soup
This Slow Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup is thick and creamy! Made with tender chicken breasts, vegetables, gnocchi, spinach and Parmesan in a rich and flavorful broth. Perfect with some crusty bread!
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Slow Cooker Honey Lemon Chicken Recipe + VIDEO
This Slow Cooker Honey Lemon Chicken is a little sweet, a little tangy and perfect over rice or noodles! It’s an easy crockpot meal for those busy days! Includes step by step recipe video.
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Creamy Italian Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
This Creamy Italian Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup is hearty, healthy, and flavorful. It's packed with tender chicken, garlic, roasted red pepper, a touch of cream, parmesan, and more.
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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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Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
This easy Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is one of my favorite things to warm up with on a cold winter day! With juicy chicken, vegetables, and an aromatic mix of seasonings, it's a family favorite!
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Crock Pot Chicken & Gravy
Crockpot Chicken and Gravy with the BEST luxurious silky, rich and creamy gravy (without any mystery condensed soup!). Make Ahead & Freezer Friendly!
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Crock Pot Honey Bourbon Chicken
If you love bourbon chicken from the food court at the mall, you’ll love this version of Crock Pot Honey Bourbon Chicken
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Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Peppers
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Peppers is an easy dish that can be used multiple ways. Cook up a batch and use it throughout the week!
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What’s the Difference Between a Crock Pot and a Slow Cooker?

Depending on who you ask, “crock pot” and “slow cooker” are interchangeable terms. Both make use of moist heat to cook food over longer periods of time. However, Crock-Pot® is actually a brand name, as well as a specific style of slow cooker!

So, yes, a crock pot is a kind of slow cooker. But not every slow cooker is a crock pot. The key differences are in the design:

  • A crock pot is designed with a stoneware pot or “crock” that’s surrounded by a heating element. These generally come with two settings, low and high.
  • A slow cooker is a similar appliance that has a pot that sits on top of a heating element. Slow cookers tend to have multiple settings, compared to only two.

Whether you’re the proud owner of a crock pot or another type of slow cooker, both operate similarly and are perfect for these slow cooker chicken breast recipes!

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Crockpot Chicken Breast Recipes Are Great for Meal Prep! 

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the endless possibilities of a crock pot. These crock pot chicken recipes are everything I look for when it comes to delicious dinner ideas that you can make ahead. Here are some ways you can maximize your weekly meal prep with these slow cooker chicken recipes:

  • Organize the ingredients ahead of time. Zip-top bags are perfect for this! Organize the ingredients you need over a weekend, and have dinners ready to go for the week. Where the recipe permits, you can even combine the ingredients in bags ahead of time and then empty the contents into the crock pot to cook.
  • Cook, store, and freeze. Most crock pot chicken recipes are excellent for leftovers and freezing. If you’ve cooked up a big batch of something delicious, portion it into individual servings to store and freeze for easy grab-and-reheat meals all week long.
  • Take advantage of the extra time. Crock pots are an excellent way to save time, with a hot meal ready and waiting at the end of the day. Nothing beats coming home to a house that smells amazing and a cozy chicken dinner that cooks itself. Enjoy the extra moments spent with family and friends!
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Crockpot Chicken Breast Recipe FAQs

Is it safe to leave the crock pot on when I’m not home?

Slow cookers were designed to be left on while you’re out! It’s perfectly safe to switch on your crock pot in the morning and leave for the day, comparable to leaving a light bulb on.

Can I cook frozen chicken in the crock pot?

It’s a major no-no to cook frozen meat in the crock pot. Frozen meat (especially chicken) thawed in the slow cooker can stay at unsafe temperatures for extended lengths of time. This, combined with the moist heat, makes it a breeding ground for bacteria and food-borne illnesses! So always, always thaw the chicken ahead of cooking it.

Is it better to cook chicken on high or low in the crockpot?

For best results, boneless and skinless chicken in the crock pot should be cooked on low. Cuts like chicken breasts, when cooked on high, can dry out even if you check them early on. So for consistent results, I’d recommend that most recipes be cooked low and slow.

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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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  1. groark6172@gmail.com says

    I love cooking my chicken and with a can of cream of chicken a cup of one cup chicken broth. A whole chicken. Cook for about 4hours. When chicken is I put a can of biscuits. I tear them in half. 1tsp of salt, 1 tsp of black pepper, 1 tsp of white pepper.

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