Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes (2024)

Creamy Slow-cooker Chicken

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Credit: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

Let your slow cooker take care of tonight's dinner with chicken recipes that are ready when you get home.

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Rosemary-Garlic Chicken Quarters

Rosemary-Garlic Chicken Quarters

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Rosemary-Garlic Chicken Quarters Recipe

The key to this dish is to brown the chicken before it goes into the slow cooker, yielding major depth of flavor and picture-perfect presentation.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

We love the heat level in this slow cooker take on tikka masala to fend off winter chill. If the spice kick is too much for your family, you can cut the red pepper down by half without losing any of the dynamic flavor layers.

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Chicken Thighs with Carrots and Potatoes

Chicken Thighs With Carrots and Potatoes

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Chicken Thighs with Carrots and Potatoes Recipe

All you need is 20 minutes to get this dish in the slow cooker, then you have a hearty chicken and veggie supper waiting for you when you get home.

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Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

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Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya Recipe

Get ready to serve a crowd with this slow-cooker version of a classic Cajun dish filled both chicken and shrimp. Baguette pieces continue the French-Cajun theme.

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Chicken Thighs with Olives and Tomato Sauce

Chicken Thighs with Olives and Tomato Sauce

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Chicken Thighs with Olives and Tomato Sauce Recipe

Brown flavorful chicken thighs, then simmer in a slow cooker with garlic, diced tomatoes, and white wine for an Italian-inspired chicken dinner.

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Garlic Chicken

Garlic Chicken

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Garlic Chicken Recipe

The garlic becomes creamy and mellows as it cooks. Spread it on chunks of crusty French baguette and soak up the fabulous sauce as you enjoy every morsel of this super-tender chicken. If you're tight on time, substitute 3 pounds of chicken pieces rather than cut up the whole chicken. Also, look for garlic cloves that are already peeled.

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Chicken Verde

Chicken Verde

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Chicken Verde Recipe

Make your friends "green" with envy at your slow cooker savvy by serving up this savory Southwestern-style entrée, loaded with tomatillos, onion, and roasted poblano and jalapeño peppers. Corn tortillas and a simple green salad round out the menu.

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic Recipe

Look for jars of peeled garlic in the refrigerated cases in the produce section at most major supermarkets. While there, grab a package of poultry herbs, which includes fresh thyme, rosemary, and parsley and can substitute for the individual herbs. Add dried apricots to infuse the rich sauce with a fruity back note, and serve over couscous for a North African-inspired supper.

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Saucy Chicken over Rice

Saucy Chicken over Rice

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Saucy Chicken over Rice Recipe

This slow cooker chicken dish is simple, but packed with rich flavors in the white wine, chopped tomatoes and variant spices. Serve over hot cooked rice. If don't care to cook with the wine, use an equal amount of chicken broth.

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Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

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Pulled Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

You already love pulled chicken, so why not try it in a slow cooker? Make this for a fun, tasty meal the entire family will want.Savor this tender, melt-in-your-mouth chicken sandwich with ketchup-based sauce for lunch or dinner. This is one of our easiest crock pot recipes.

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Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

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Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

The Italian word "cacciatore" translates to "hunter" in English, referring to a dish prepared with tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions–"hunter-style."

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Sweet Glazed Chicken Thighs

Sweet Glazed Chicken Thighs

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Sweet Glazed Chicken Thighs Recipe

This simple chicken dish becomes a whole lot more savory when stuck in a slow cooker. The sweet juice mixture gives the chicken its undeniably delicious flavor. Serve over hot cooked rice.

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Sesame-Ginger Chicken

Sesame-Ginger Chicken

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Sesame-Ginger Chicken Recipe

Serve over steamed rice to savor every bit of the sweet Asian glaze. This classic dish is a slow-cooker must-have on your weeknight meal planner.

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Chicken Korma

Chicken Korma

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Chicken Korma Recipe

This classic Indian dish is so simple and bursting with flavor. This spicy crock pot recipe is perfect for any weeknight dinner. Leftovers are definitely the bestnext-day lunch.If you prefer milder foods, reduce or omit the crushed red pepper. Throw in some coconut, cashews, or mushrooms for an even more unique flavor.Add a quick and easy basketof warm garlicky naan on the side of this beloved chicken recipe.

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

The grated fresh ginger in this classic Chinese recipe makes the chicken extra sweet. Substitute pork tenderloin in place of chicken thighs, if desired.

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Grandma Dean's Chicken and Dressing

Grandma Dean's Chicken and Dressing

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Grandma Dean's Chicken and Dressing Recipe

Dressing is not just for the holidays–especially when you can cook it in the slow-cooker. With the addition of shredded chicken, this savory moist dressing moves from a side dish to a main dish that's perfect for supper.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

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Slow Cooker Chicken Mole Recipe

Serve the whole leg quarters over brown basmati rice, or shred the chicken off the bone and layer onto corn tortillas with cilantro, radishes, and a squeeze of lime for family taco night.

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Slow-cooked Barbecued Chicken

Slow-cooked Barbecued Chicken

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Slow-cooked Barbecued Chicken Recipe

Start with a whole chicken, cut up, and simmer in a homemade barbecue sauce of ketchup, cola, cider vinegar and a splash of bourbon for a Southern barbecue flavor.

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White Bean and Chicken Chili

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White Bean and Chicken Chili Recipe

White chili is a nice departure from beefy tomato-based chili, and just as hearty and satisfying. It's also friendly on the wallet at only $1.58 per serving.

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Slow-cooked Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches

Slow-cooked Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches

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Slow-cooked Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

Low and slow is how this slow-cooker barbecue chicken gets its flavor. Make a real statement by serving the shredded chicken over Sweet Potato Cornbread and topping with Pickled Peppers and Onions and Simple Slaw.

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Hungarian Chicken with Smoked Paprika

Hungarian Chicken with Smoked Paprika

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Hungarian Chicken with Smoked Paprika Recipe

Brown the chicken first in a skillet, then simmer in a slow cooker along with bell pepper, onion and tomato. Season with smoked paprika and serve over noodles for a one-dish dinner.

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Curried Chicken and Chickpea Stew

Curried Chicken and Chickpea Stew

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Curried Chicken and Chickpea Stew Recipe

Curry powder and chickpeas turn this slow-cooker chicken stew into a hearty Middle Eastern-style dinner.

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Chicken with Bacon, Mushrooms, and Onions

Slow-Cooker Recipe: Chicken with Bacon, Mushrooms, and Onions

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Chicken with Bacon, Mushrooms, and Onions Recipe

This slow-cooker chicken dish is the country version of the fussier coq au vin. Serve it with mashed potatoes.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Verde

Slow Cooker Chicken Verde

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Slow Cooker Chicken Verde Recipe

It's not hard to make your own salsa verde, with fresher flavor and much less sodium than jarred versions: Simply blacken tomatillos, chiles, and onions; then blend.

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Peasant Stew

Peasant Stew

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Peasant Stew Recipe

Stay within your grocery budget without feeling like a peasant when you dine on this satisfying stew featuring chicken thighs, beans and canned tomatoes.

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Chicken Stew with Green Olives

Chicken Stew with Green Olives

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Chicken Stew with Green Olives Recipe

This Mediterranean-style chicken stew gets it rich and savory flavor from garlic, cumin, and turmeric. The chicken is cooked with tomatoes and green olives and topped with toasted almonds, making it a colorful and satisfying one-dish meal.

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Spicy Chicken Stew

Spicy Chicken Stew

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Spicy Chicken Stew Recipe

Salsa and chili powder add the spiciness to this chicken stew, but probably not too much for timid tasters or kids. If you want to kick up the heat, use a hot salsa and a dash of hot sauce or ground red pepper.

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Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken

Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken

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Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken Recipe

Cook chicken breasts in a mixture of bottled barbecue sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce for a sweet and tangy barbecue chicken that’s great on a bun over even over a baked potato.

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Braised Chicken with Potatoes

Braised Chicken with Potatoes

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Braised Chicken with Potatoes Recipe

Braise chicken thighs in the slow cooker along with Yukon gold potatoes and frozen artichoke hearts for a hearty stew-like dinner.

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Fricassee of Chicken with Cream and Morel Mushrooms

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Fricassee of Chicken with Cream and Morel Mushrooms Recipe

This earthy chicken stew features dried mushrooms, new potatoes, leeks, bacon and fresh herbs for a savory, satisfying one-dish meal.

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Mexican Crock-Pot Chicken

Mexican Crock-Pot Chicken

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Mexican Crock-Pot Chicken Recipe

Get maximum Tex-Mex flavor when you cook chicken breast halves, onion, and salsa in the slow cooker. Top the chicken with shredded cheese, and serve with beans, lettuce, tortillas, and additional salsa for an easy meal that involves less than 10 minutes of prep.

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Creamy Slow-cooker Chicken

Creamy Slow-cooker Chicken

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Credit: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

Creamy Slow-cooker Chicken Recipe

Spoon this rich and creamy chicken mixture over pasta, rice, or biscuits for a home-style dinner that's sure to satisfy your need for comfort food.

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