A chicken in your crock pot is a wonderful thing. Easy crock pot chicken recipes are on the menu at my house several nights a week. In the moist environment and low cooking temperature of a crock pot, the chicken's flavors and texture blossom. Nothing tastes as 'chickeny' as slow cooker chicken recipes!
Remember that boneless, skinless chicken breasts can overcook in the crockpot. Make sure that these cuts don't cook longer than 6-7 hours on low.
Chicken thighs have a richer flavor, and can cook for a longer period of time; 8-9 hours is typical. And whole chickens cook for the longest time period; 8-10 hours is the norm. Be sure to follow the layering instructions in the recipe; chicken should be placed on top of root vegetables.
An instant-read meat thermometer is the best indication of doneness. Chicken breasts should be 165° F; dark meat should be 170° F, and whole chickens 170° F. If you don't have a meat thermometer, prick the chicken with a knife. If the juices run clear, not tinged at all with pink, the chicken is done. (But for the safest result, please have a meat thermometer!)
And remember to check out A Chicken in Every (Crock) Pot as well as Top 10 Chicken Crockpot Recipes and Five Ingredient Crockpot Chicken Recipes! Enjoy these recipes, make sure to write down any inspirations you have, and eat some chicken this week!
Easy Crock Pot Chicken Recipes
- Crockpot Lemon Chicken and Carrots
Tender baby carrots and juicy chicken thighs cook in a lemony sauce with a wonderful sweet and sour tang.
- Crockpot Chicken Alfredo
This simple recipe has you cooking pasta right in the crockpot, saving time and cleanup.
- Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore
Cacciatore means 'hunter' in Italian; cooking 'hunter style' means a rich, well-seasoned tomato sauce.
- Crockpot Chicken Curry
This delicious recipe is full of wonderful colors and flavors.
- Crockpot Chicken and Shrimp
I love this elegant recipe; it has a marvelous combination of flavors and textures. If your family doesn't like artichoke hearts, just leave them out!
- Creamy Italian Chicken
This marvelous recipe is so simple to make. The end result is creamy and flavorful, with very tender chicken. It's perfect served over hot brown rice.
- Sticky Drumsticks
Kids love this recipe; it tastes like rotisserie chicken from the supermarket.
- Crockpot Apricot Chicken
This recipe starts with frozen chicken breasts, so it's super convenient; plus, it uses just four ingredients!
- Crockpot Creamy Chicken and Veggies
A one dish meal! The root vegetables become so tender and flavorful, and the chicken cooks to perfection in this easy recipe.
- Sweet and Spicy Crockpot Chicken
Five ingredients combine for a wonderfully flavored entree recipe; serve it with hot cooked couscous.
- Tuscan Chicken Sandwiches
I adore this recipe; chicken is cooked all day until tender and juicy, then made into sandwiches with a tomato pesto spread. Yum.
- Fake Chicken Cordon Bleu
A three ingredient recipe! Your kids will love this simple dish, with the creamy sauce and melted cheese.
- Chicken and Dried Fruit
Dried fruits plump as they cook in the crockpot, and the chicken becomes meltingly tender. This beautiful recipe is great for company.
- Crockpot Chicken Supreme
This is the most popular recipe ever at Busy Cooks - try it and you'll see why!