Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes 21 Ways

With just one appliance, you'll create to-die-for chicken recipes

Nourishing, satisfying, and downright delicious, chicken prepared in a slow cooker never fails to hit the spot. When it comes to cooking up meals for the family, you want to serve something substantial and yummy, but also easy. Time-consuming dishes with elaborate instructions are far from reliable on a day-to-day basis, and should be saved for special occasions like cocktail parties or family gatherings. That said, chicken dishes whipped up in your crock pot can taste just as impressive as any lavish recipe out there, and require very little effort on your part. In fact, your slow cooker basically plays the role of your own personal chef. You might do a little ingredient-arranging at first, but afterwards you leave it to the appliance to work its magic and transform ingredients into a mouthwatering meal.

Here at SkinnyMs., we’ve grouped together 21 of our all-time favorite slow cooker chicken recipes. With chicken taking the stage in each recipe, these healthful dishes pack a protein punch while carrying lean, low-fat nutritional profiles you’ll feel good about serving.

Loaded with flavor and feel-good ingredients, these dishes will jazz up your weeknight meals and give your family something to look forward to. From soups and stews to fajitas and gyro, we’ve got a dish to suit any mood or palate!

Appetizers and Snacks

1. Slow Cooker Protein Chicken Tacos

Dive into this colorful taco appetizer made extra scrumptious thanks to your slow cooker! A go-to at parties, game days, and family gatherings, this crowd-pleaser merges chicken breasts with delicious ingredients like salsa, juicy corn kernels, black beans, and much, much more.

2. Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

With just 3 simple ingredients and a slow cooker, you can whip up a batch of these craveable tacos, guaranteed to impress your family and friends. Complete your tacos with nutritious toppings like creamy guac, Greek yogurt, cilantro, or whatever your taste buds desire!

Main Entrees

3. Slow Cooker Chicken with Mushroom Gravy

We love when wholesome meals taste uber-impressive, but actually require very little effort on your part. Take this recipe for example- simply throw ingredients in your slow cooker and before you know it, you’ll have tender, pull-apart chicken smothered in a smoky gravy that highlights flavors of mushroom and turkey bacon. How could anyone pass that up?

4. Slow Cooker Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Chicken

Tender chicken smothered in a creamy, cheesy artichoke dip takes the stage in this comforting slow cooker dish! Despite this recipe’s rich, decadent character, it’s surprisingly healthy, thanks to lightened-up alternatives to heavy ingredients that would normally crank up the calorie count.

5. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Pie

This delectable recipe takes the hassle out of making impressive enchiladas oozing with flavor and nutrition. It skips the eccentric ingredients you’d spend hours scouring your grocery store for, and instead opts for clean, healthy, easy-to-find alternatives you and your waistline will appreciate.

6. Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Roast

This classic recipe makes the perfect family meal for any night of the week. Scrumptiously simple, this moist and tender dish combines everything you love about pot roast, but spotlights chicken instead. Cooked along side warm, nutritious veggies seasoned to perfection, this healthy slow cooker recipe is truly a no-brainer!

7. Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

If you’re a fan of Indian food, you’ll fall in love with this decadent curry dish, brimming with root veggies, chickpeas, and creamy coconut milk. This effortless slow cooker dish will have you returning home to heavenly aroma that’ll make your mouth drool. This curry tastes great alone, or when served on a bed of rice or soba noodles. So much yum!

8. Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Casserole

Nothing beats curling up to a comforting chicken and rice bowl after a long day. This lean, luscious meal merges tender chicken with nutty rice and flavorful veggies, packing in a healthy balance of protein, vitamins, and starch. With a whopping 25 grams of protein per serving, this casserole dish will keep your tummy full and happy for hours.

9. Slow Cooker Chicken Spring Vegetable Quinoa

Embrace your inner green goddess by whipping up this scrumptious slow cooker recipe! Chockfull of green superfoods like asparagus, peas, green beans, basil, and pesto, this lovely dish delivers all the nutrients your body needs to feel amazing and function fantastically.

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Ellie Krasner

Ellie is a full-time violinist living in Las Vegas, and a writer with an insatiable appetite for clean eating and fitness! She is a graduate of Binghamton University with degrees in English literature and violin, and loves investigating the world of healthy living.

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