42 of Our Favorite Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

A nutritious, delicious, and relatively low-fat meal can be prepared quickly and easily with help from your slow cooker. Here are some of my favorite slow cooker chicken recipes, along with many recipes with high user ratings.

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    Hearty Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
    Hearty Slow Cooker Chicken Chili. Diana Rattray

    This hearty chili is relatively low in calories but high in protein and flavor. It's made with chili, two kinds of beans, tomatoes, and seasonings.

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    Creole Chicken With Sausage
    Creole Chicken With Sausage. Diana Rattray

    Boneless chicken thighs and spicy andouille sausage are slow cooked in a delicious Creole-seasoned tomato sauce. This dish makes a fabulous meal with rice or noodles.

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    Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs With Farro
    Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs With Farro. Diana Rattray

    Farro is a great replacement for rice in any slow cooker dish because it holds up so well and maintains its chewy texture.

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    Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken
    Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken. Diana Rattray

    This pulled chicken is served in its delicious sweet and spicy homemade barbecue sauce. The dish is made with half boneless chicken breasts, half boneless thighs.

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    Tex-Mex Style Chicken, Slow Cooker
    Tex-Mex Style Chicken, Slow Cooker. Diana Rattray

    This is an easy and very tasty chicken recipe for the slow cooker. The Tex-Mex dish is made ​with chicken thighs, corn, black beans, and taco seasoning.

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    Chicken and Sorghum Soup
    Chicken and Sorghum Soup. Photo: Diana Rattray

    This is a nice way to use sorghum grain, and it's gluten free. It's a flavorful chicken soup with tomatoes and a variety of vegetables.

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    Slow Cooker Chicken Burritos
    Slow Cooker Chicken Burritos. Diana Rattray

    This is a great tasting burrito filling with plenty of flavor from the seasonings and jalapeno peppers. Use chicken thighs for the very best flavor and texture.They stay moist and shred nicely.

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    Barbecue Chicken in Slider Buns
    Barbecue Chicken in Slider Buns. Diana Rattray

    Boneless chicken thighs make delicious barbecue, and  they are relatively low calorie and low fat when compared to the classic pork shoulder. This recipe includes a homemade barbecue sauce.

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    Braised Chicken Taco Filling with Beer
    Beer Braised Chipotle Chicken Taco Filling. Photo: Diana Rattray

    Make this delicious chicken fast or slow with the slow cooker or pressure cooker.

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    Saucy Jack Daniel's Barbecue Chicken Drumettes
    Barbecue Chicken Drumettes. Diana Rattray

    A spicy Jack Daniel's barbecue sauce flavors these great-tasting baked chicken drumettes. The drumettes are transferred to the slow cooker with barbecue sauce for a party or gathering.

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    Crockpot Chicken and Corn Chowder
    Crockpot Chicken and Corn Chowder. Diana Rattray

    This chowder is quick and easy to prepare, and the slow cooker makes it a great choice for any family meal.

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    Simple Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue
    Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue. Diana Rattray

    This is a simple chicken barbecue for the slow cooker, made with boneless chicken breasts and our favorite barbecue sauce. Serve this tasty chicken shredded, on toasted buns with coleslaw, and pass the barbecue sauce!

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    Slow Cooker Creamy Dijon Chicken
    Creamy Dijon Chicken. Diana Rattray

    This Dijon chicken is a super-easy recipe. Ingredients include Dijon mustard, condensed soup, and chicken breast halves.

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    Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuits
    Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuits. Diana Rattray

    This delicious chicken and biscuits is a meal the whole family will enjoy, and the slow cooker makes it a snap to prepare and cook.

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    Linda's Crock Pot Chicken Wings
    Linda's Crock Pot Chicken Wings. Photodisc/Getty Images

    These are great chicken wings for tailgating or a game day party. They're cooked in the slow cooker with Asian-style seasonings.

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    Chicken, Sausage, and White Bean Chili
    Chicken, Sausage, and White Bean Chili. Diana Rattray

    Chicken breasts team up with chicken sausage in this tasty chili. Corn, beans, tomatoes, and jalapeno peppers are among the ingredients.

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    Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken
    Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken. Diana Rattray

    Boneless chicken breasts are seasoned with a sweet and sour sauce mixture, which includes vinegar, brown sugar, and pineapple chunks.

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    Crockpot Chicken Dinner With Smoked Paprika and Vegetables
    Crockpot Chicken Dinner. Diana Rattray

    Smoked paprika gives this chicken a delicious, smoky flavor. This is an easy one-pot meal to prepare for the slow cooker. I used boneless chicken breasts in the recipe, but thighs or bone-in chicken may be used.

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    Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
    Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Photo: Diana Rattray

    This great tasting chicken dish is made with chicken breasts, mushrooms, tomatoes, and seasonings.  Serve this delicious chicken with spaghetti or other pasta.

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    Chicken With Stuffing
    Chicken With Stuffing Photo: Diana Rattray

    This easy slow cooker chicken recipe is made with some wine or chicken broth, condensed soups, stuffing crumbs, and boneless chicken breasts.

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    Creole Chicken and Sausage
    Creole Chicken and Sausage. Diana Rattray

    Creole seasoning flavors this chicken dish along with smoked sausage, ham, and tomatoes. I use a spicy andouille sausage in the dish.

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    Fiesta Chicken With Black Beans and Corn
    Fiesta Chicken With Black Beans and Corn. Diana Rattray

    Use chicken breasts or thighs in this spicy Tex-Mex style chicken. The slow cooker makes the dish easy.

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    Chicken Enchilada
    Chicken Enchilada. James Pauls / Getty Images

    This crock pot chicken recipe includes tortillas, corn, cooked chicken and chili powder, and chopped vegetables, along with other seasonings.

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    Crock Pot Chicken and Asparagus With Angel Hair Pasta
    Crock Pot Chicken and Asparagus. Diana Rattray

     Serve this easy chicken and asparagus with hot cooked rice or pasta.

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    Amaretto Chicken
    Chicken on Rice. William Shaw/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images

    Amaretto liqueur gives chicken breasts unique flavor, along with curry powder, mushrooms, and other ingredients.

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    Country Captain Chicken
    Country Captain Chicken. Diana Rattray

     Serve this exotic curry-flavored chicken over hot cooked rice. 

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    Italian Seasoned Chicken With Potatoes
    Italian Seasoned Chicken With Potatoes. Diana Rattray

    This chicken dish gets flavor from the Italian salad dressing, Parmesan cheese, and seasonings.

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    Crock Pot Jerk Chicken
    Crock Pot Jerk Chicken. Diana Rattray

    A wide variety of spices flavors this tasty Jamaican style chicken.

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    Chicken and Stuffing
    Chicken and Stuffing. Judd Pilossof/Photolibrary/Getty Images

    These chicken breasts are cooked with sliced Swiss cheese, condensed soups, and stuffing mix.

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    Flattening Chicken Breasts
    Flattening Chicken Breasts. Dave King/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images

    Chicken breasts are stuffed with a mixture of cheeses, chile peppers, and seasonings, then they're slow cooked to perfection.

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    Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu
    Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu. Diana Rattray

    Teresa's Cordon Bleu recipe is made with chicken breasts, ham, cheese, and mushroom soup.

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    Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken (Easy!)
    Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken. Diana Rattray

    This crockpot chicken recipe is an easy preparation with condensed cream of chicken soup and cheese soup, along with seasonings and chicken breasts.

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    Chicken With Dried Beef, Slow Cooker
    Chicken With Dried Beef, Slow Cooker. Diana Rattray

    This is a popular chicken casserole recipe for the slow cooker. Bacon adds flavor to the chicken and sour cream sauce.

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    Chicken and Broccoli
    Chicken and Broccoli. Image Studios/Getty Images

    This easy chicken with broccoli has long been one of our most popular slow cooker chicken recipes.

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    Chicken Barbecue
    Chicken Barbecue. Diana Rattray

    This easy barbecued chicken is made with chicken thighs, but chicken breasts may be substituted.

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    Chicken in Spaghetti Sauce
    Chicken in Spaghetti Sauce. Brian Hagiwara/Photolibrary/Getty Images

    Serve this tasty Italian-style chicken Parmesan with hot cooked pasta or rice.

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    Santa Fe Chicken, Crock Pot
    Santa Fe Chicken, Crock Pot. Diana Rattray

    Cindy's Santa Fe chicken is made with only 5 ingredients. The Tex-Mex flavors stand out in this tasty dish, and the crock pot makes it  easy.

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    White Chicken Chili
    White Chicken Chili. Diana Rattray

    This flavorful white chicken chili is a snap to prepare in the slow cooker. Cumin, garlic, and oregano add flavor.

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    Swiss Chicken, Slow Cooker
    Slow Cooker Swiss Chicken. Diana Rattray

    This chicken and stuffing casserole is cooked in the slow cooker. It's made with only 5 ingredients!

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    Creamy Chicken with Pasta
    Creamy Chicken with Pasta. Diana Rattray

    Chicken breasts are slow cooked with Italian dressing mix, cream cheese, and other ingredients. Serve this popular chicken combination with hot cooked rice or noodles.

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    Chicken With Tomatoes
    Chicken With Tomatoes. Acme Food Arts/Photolibrary/Getty Images

    Chicken breasts are slow cooked with tomatoes, mushrooms, and seasonings, along with artichoke hearts and some red wine.

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    Lazy Chicken With Mushrooms, Slow Cooker
    Chicken With Mushrooms. Cultura/Diana Miller/Riser/Getty Images

    This chicken and mushrooms dish is the perfect choice for a busy day. Just set the slow cooker and go!