Crock pot Chicken Recipes

The slow cooker is a busy mom’s best friend! Crockpot chicken recipes offer a variety of cuisine styles and flavors, so dinner is never boring!

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Slow cooker to the rescue!

Dinner time never looked so good or was so easy!

Between the crock pot and Instapot you have a personal sous chef at your side, making life much more do-able.

Slow cooker recipes range from breakfast to dinner, don’t heat the kitchen, and offer a variety that is un-matched. From soups, to pastas, to tacos, there is sure to be a slow cooker chicken recipe for you!

Crack chicken in the slow cooker

Preheat your slow cooker

Did you know you can preheat your slow cooker? Though this isn’t necessary it does allow the pot to immediately start heating the food as opposed to letting the food sit in a cold pot waiting for it to heat up. Just turn to the setting you want to use, add the lid and let it heat for about 20 minutes before adding the food. 

Cook Times: I’ve noticed that in general cooking on LOW heat takes about twice as long as HIGH heat. One is not better than the other, it just depends on how much time you have. If you remove the lid to peek, taste or stir, you will lose heat and need to add about 20 minutes to the cooking time.

Crock pot Recipe Tips

  • Be sure to take note if there’s any ingredients that should be saved to add at the end. This often included dairy based ingredients, tender vegetables, precooked pasta or rice, and fresh herbs.
  • Prep ingredients the night before and keep them in the fridge. All you have to do the next day is toss them in the cooker and go. 
  • Freezer dinners are great for crockpots. Be sure that you place it in the fridge to thaw overnight. Otherwise it may take too long for them to thaw properly and heat up in the pot within a safe amount of time.
  • Most crockpot meals are designed to be cooked in a 5-6 qt pot. For the best cook it should be about ½ full, but not more than ¾ full.  
  • You can use precooked chicken in the slow cooker as well as raw chicken. However, do not use frozen chicken. Do not use frozen chicken. The best chicken to use are thighs because the added fat basically melts off and makes the chicken so very moist and tender. 

Pulled chicken inside a sandwich - one of the best crockpot chicken recipes

BEST SLOW COOKER CHICKEN RECIPES

Whenever I decide a crockpot chicken recipe is on the docket for the night, these recipes tend to be some of my top picks! There’s plenty of variety from pasta, to sandwiches, and even Asian dishes!

Main Course Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo Recipe
Creamy and delicious crock pot chicken alfredo is an easy make ahead meal. It is filling and flavorful, perfect for busy weeknights!
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Main Course Crack Chicken Recipe
Crack chicken in a crock pot is simple and tasty. Everyone is sure to love this creamy, cheesy chicken dish.
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Main Course Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Recipe
This Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken is juicy and flavorful. It is Beyond simple and is great for holidays, parties and potlucks!
5 from 11 votes
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Main Course Crockpot Orange Chicken Recipe
This Crockpot Orange Chicken is simple, and tastes even better than takeout. With breaded chicken pieces covered in a phenomenal orange sauce and cooked to perfection in a slow cooker, it’s a recipe the whole family loves!
Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes
3.13 from 8 votes
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Main Course Slow Cooker Creamy Fiesta Chicken Recipe
Slow Cooker Creamy Fiesta Chicken is such a simple, flavorful crock pot recipe! It is a tasty crock pot meal made with pantry staples!
Total Time: 4 hours 35 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Main Course, Side Dish Crock Pot Lo Mein Recipe
Deliciously saucy Crock Pot Chicken Lo Mein is filled with edamame, snow peas making it an easy favorite dinner recipe.
Total Time: 3 hours
5 from 6 votes
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crockpot cashew chicken over rice on plate
Main Course Crock Pot Cashew Chicken Recipe
Crock Pot Cashew Chicken is an easy and delicious dinner that takes little time to prep and has a delicious sauce!
Total Time: 3 hours 6 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Slow cooker chicken tacos on a white platter

Easy Chicken Crockpot Recipes

As though crockpot recipes couldn’t get any easier! These recipes are some of the simplest “dump and go” chicken crockpot recipes.

Main Course Shredded Chicken Recipe
Tender, moist, shredded chicken cooked in the crockpot. This shredded chicken can be used in soups, salads, casseroles, and even appetizers!
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
5 from 20 votes
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Main Course Crockpot Ranch Chicken Recipe
You’ll love how simple, yet flavorful, this delicious chicken is. Made entirely in the crockpot, creamy ranch chicken is perfect on its own or served over rice.
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
4.72 from 7 votes
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Main Course Crockpot Roast Chicken Recipe
Juicy and flavorful roasted chicken made in the slow cooker! So simple to make an entire chicken with the help of your crock pot.
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Main Course Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
Hot and cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas to feed your family any day of the week! So easy to throw all the ingredients in and let the crock pot do the work for you.
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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Appetizer Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
Cheesy, spicy Crockpot Buffalo Chicken dip is a flavorful party dip that can be easily made in the slow cooker! It's great for game days and get togethers.
Total Time: 30 minutes
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Main Course Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Recipe
We love this slow cooker version which involves salsa, taco seasoning, cilantro and more. You'll never find an easier way to enjoy chicken tacos!
Total Time: 7 hours 5 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Main Course Cafe Rio Chicken Recipe
Copycat Cafe Rio Shredded Chicken – a simple and delicious chicken recipe that is perfect for salads, burritos, quesadillas and tacos!
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
5 from 30 votes
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Main Course Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken Recipe
Make this super easy crock pot teriyaki chicken in your slow cooker, and serve over warm white rice for a delicious teriyaki bowl!
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
4.77 from 21 votes
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A bowl of chicken taco soup

CROCKPOT CHICKEN SOUP RECIPES

Most of these soups are made strictly in the crock pot, while a few are stovetop soups with crockpot instructions in the post!

Main Course, Soup Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
The BEST slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is filled with chunks of chicken, beans & corn. It is easy to make and full of flavor!
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
5 from 40 votes
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Main Course, Soup Green Chili Chicken Soup Recipe
Perfectly spiced Green Chili Chicken Soup is like an enchilada in soup form! It's hearty, delicious, and is always a crowd pleaser.
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Soup Chicken Florentine Soup Recipe
With a combination of chicken, potato, white beans, carrots, spinach and more, this chicken florentine soup is hearty and absolutely delicious. It tastes similar to Olive Garden's recipe, but it's made in the slow cooker!
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Main Course, Soup Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe
Crock Pot Green Chile Enchilada Soup is a new favorite soup packed with chicken, green chiles, corn, rice, and mixed with lots of spices and cheeses. 
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
4.87 from 67 votes
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Soup Creamy Chicken Stew Recipe
A simple, convenient, and TASTY stew recipe made in the crock pot! Made with chicken, potatoes, carrots, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, ranch dressing mix and more, this Slow Cooker Chicken Stew recipe is BURSTING with flavor!!
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
4.91 from 20 votes
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Soup Chicken Taco Soup Recipe
A warm tasty soup full of chicken, beans, corn, spices, and of course – tortilla strips on top! You’re going to love this hearty, delicious soup that can be enjoyed all year long – especially in the fall!
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
4.91 from 10 votes
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Main Course, Soup Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe
This Copycat Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup tastes just like the real thing and is filled with chicken, tomatoes, cheese and more!
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.64 from 36 votes
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Soup Chicken Pot Pie Soup Recipe
This creamy, delicious Chicken Pot Pie Soup can be made on the stovetop or in a crock pot! It has all your favorite vegetables, big chunks of chicken, and even seasoned pie crust crumbled on top. This is the ultimate comfort food right here!!
Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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