15 Favorite Chicken Dishes for Your Slow Cooker

Come home to a tasty, ready-to-go dinner.

Whether you want to finally break out the crock pot that’s been collecting dust or simply need to reboot your regular slow cooker menu, we’ve got the healthy recipes you need to satisfy your appetite and taste buds. Add some of these 15 favorite chicken dishes for your slow cooker to the menu this week.

It’s always the right time of year to cook delicious recipes in the crock pot. This appliance makes it super-simple to prepare a nutritious dinner for yourself and loved ones. Slow cooker chicken recipes like these often yield leftovers that are perfect for making a quick, healthful lunch, too.

One of the top time-saving crock pot tips is to chop and prepare as many ingredients as possible the night before you plan to cook. In the morning, simply finish any remaining prep and then toss all the ingredients into the slow cooker. What’s more, some crock pot recipes, like the Chicken Fiesta Soup recipe below, freeze well, creating delish make-ahead meals.

Another tip for making slow cooker chicken recipes like these is to prepare the recipe the evening before, and then cook it on a low setting in the crock pot overnight. After you wake up, store the cooked meal in the fridge for a heat-n-eat recipe that’s ready when you are.

1. Slow Cooker Everything Chicken
Use this versatile recipe as an entrée or incorporate the delicious, moist chicken into salads, sandwiches, tacos, and more.

2. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas
Skinny Ms. fans go gaga over this recipe, which is packed with flavor—and offers just 250 calories per serving.

3. Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Roast
When you need a tasty Sunday dinner idea or a healthy weeknight recipe, add this pot roast to your menu.

4. Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken

Easy and delicious, this dish, made with skinless chicken thighs, is a winner any night of the week.


5. Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
Serve up family-friendly yumminess with a healthy chicken chili recipe like this one, which also includes beans, fire-roasted tomatoes, and plenty of spices.

6. Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Make Mexican food night a sizzling success with a crockpot recipe that’s super simple and super delish.

7. Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken
A Skinny Ms. fan favorite, this slow cooker meal idea tastes fantastic served with brown rice or quinoa.


Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice

8. Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice
Adjust the spices to create a mild dish—or a meal with a kick. It includes wild and brown rice as well as bell pepper and tomatoes.

9. Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken Soup
This hearty soup is loaded with the Mexican cuisine flavor you want—and far fewer calories and fat. Enjoy it as an entrée, or pair a smaller serving with enchiladas or tacos.

10. Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
We’ve created a healthier version of the classic comfort food. It includes whole wheat spaghetti noodles and plenty of spices.

11. Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Gravy
Healthy crockpot recipes like this one create a tasty gravy that doesn’t pad your waistline with extra fat.


Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Chicken

12. Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Chicken
Whether you need rave-worthy party recipes or simple weeknight sandwiches, our skinnied-up version of this classic recipe is a delicious addition to any menu.

13. Slow Cooker Indian Chicken and Rice
Mix up the regular menu by preparing this Indian cuisine recipe, which offers whole grains and lean protein.

14. Slow Cooker Barbecued Beans & Chicken Joes
This kid-approved recipe incorporates all-natural sweetener and lean protein.

15. Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos
This healthy crockpot recipe is so low hassle and delish, it just might become your go-to for taco night.


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Amy Wagner

Amy is a writer specializing in health & wellness, business, and entrepreneurship. She's a long-time martial arts teacher who has earned a 4th degree black belt in tae kwon do. When Amy's not writing or kicking, she's wrangling sons, reading fiction, or crushing on BBC actors.

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