Our Best 25 Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipes (2024)

Introducing our best slow cooker chicken recipes ever. Each slow cooker chicken dinner features bold flavor and juicy meat—and you don't have to spend all day in the kitchen to make it possible. With zesty chicken chili, cozy slow cooker chicken soups, chicken mac, and more, the perfect slow cooker chicken recipe is here to dazzle your poultry-loving crowd.

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Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken and Noodles

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Put those takeout menus away! Not only can you make your favorite Chinese restaurant dish at home, but you also can set and forget it by using this slow cooked chicken breast recipe as a guide. Serve the chicken over egg noodles for a complete meal.

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BBQ Chicken-Pineapple Pizza

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Yes, you can make pizza in your slow cooker! It's a good thing, too—you won't find these sweet and spicy slices at any old pizza chain. Psst ... this slow cooked BBQ chicken is a brilliant pick for days when you have leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken handy to give you a head start.

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Curried Chicken

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If Indian cuisine is your takeout genre of choice, you'll swoon over this curry-spiced chicken. The secret to its hot, golden glaze: jalapeños and cayenne. The flamin' duo make a kickin' slow cooker chicken dinner that only gets better when you garnish with a handful of chopped cashews for crunch.

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Greek Oregano Chicken with Spinach, Orzo, and Grape Tomatoes

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This slow cooker herb chicken dish (that just so happens to fit the Mediterranean diet) is totally company-worthy. But don't just take our word for it. One BH&G home cook raves, "The flavors are bold and complementary. It's a great meal to serve to family and guests." That's because of the rich rub of oregano, parsley, and basil in this slow-cooked chicken breast recipe that adds maximum flavor. Spinach and grape tomatoes perk up the colors and nutrition.

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Tomatillo Chicken Soup

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Chicken soup heads south of the border—with scrumptious results. Tomatillos, jalapeños, cilantro, and lime juice give this chicken broth-based slow cooker chicken tortilla soup some Mexican flair. After it simmers all day, top the cozy dinner with sour cream, chopped bell peppers, and tortilla chips.

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Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Stew

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While this slow cooked chicken breast recipe is beautifully complex-tasting and layered with flavor, it will take only 15 minutes of prep time. The warm flavors of aromatic curry and ground ginger blend in this colorful, easy meal that will please even the least adventurous eaters. Pour each serving over basmati rice.

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Philippine Chicken Adobo with Smashed Sweet Potatoes

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Adobo is a classic Philippine dish with global appeal. The marinade is an irresistible combination of rice vinegar, soy sauce, and coconut milk. Sweet potatoes and skillet-browned chicken halves, thighs, and/or drumsticks (you choose!) braise together in your slow cooker for an all-in-one meal. Don't let the somewhat lengthy ingredient list for this slow cooker chicken thigh recipe fool you. Many items are common spices and staple ingredients, taking only 20 minutes to toss together.

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Mango Chicken Tinga

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"Five stars, this is fantastic and addicting! I've made it several times," says one BH&G reader of this sassy, just-sweet-enough dinner. The tropical take on slow cooker chicken includes a spicy medley of cinnamon, ginger, and chipotle pepper to perk up the chicken. Mango nectar and fresh pineapple complement those savory and spicy qualities with some sweetness.

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

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Tender shrimp adds a dose of Cajun personality to juicy, fall-off-the-bone chicken, while an easy sauce of tomato and seasonings infuses the poultry with a taste of the Caribbean. Can't decide between chicken thigh or breast meat? This will be one of your favorite slow cooker chicken recipes since you can use either or both.

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French Chicken Stew

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The keys to rustic French cooking are fresh ingredients and simple flavors. Thyme and herbes de Provence bring their subtle flavors to chicken and fresh vegetables in this simply delicious slow cooker herb chicken. The stew mix calls for 4 ounces of white wine—what you do with the other 21 ounces in the bottle is up to you. (Pouring a glass for each adult dining on the dish seems like the ideal solution!)

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Garlic Chicken with Artichokes

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Garlic-lovers, unite! The over-the-top blend of 12 garlic cloves, delicate herbs, and fresh lemon results in a slow cooker chicken recipe made even more decadent with tangy, nutty artichoke hearts. Serve this well-balanced chicken dinner over warm brown rice or any slightly nutty whole grain you like.

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Teriyaki Chicken

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Homemade can be better than restaurant fare. This popular Asian recipe, made in a slow cooker, calls for classic ingredients like soy sauce and colorful bok choy. Bonus: By making this slow cooker chicken dinner yourself, you'll likely consume far fewer calories and much less sodium than if you ordered out.

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Italian Braised Chicken with Fennel and Cannellini

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Here's proof that not all Italian dinners are loaded with carbs and calories. Cannellini beans, chicken, fennel, tomatoes, and yellow bell peppers make this a warm, hearty meal that's low in calories and high in protein. Sprinkle the slow-cooked chicken thighs or drumsticks with fresh parsley to brighten things up before bringing the platter to the table.

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Chicken Cassoulet-Style Soup

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Cassoulet, a slow-cooked pork and bean casserole from the south of France, warms a chilly evening. Try our simple six-ingredient version for an easier-than-usual (yet still tasty) slow cooker chicken dinner. Chicken, turkey sausage, and a pinch of oregano sing in the marinara sauce-based soup.

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Herbed Chicken and Mushrooms

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Stretch chicken thighs and/or drumsticks and mushrooms into a huge, rib-sticking meal with this slow cooker herb chicken recipe. Chicken, thyme, and basil star in the pasta dish (that would also taste incredible served over quinoa or rice). Get creative and personalize your plate with a variety of mushrooms.

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Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

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This hearty slow-cooked chicken breast recipe is the weeknight dinner winner we all need in our lives. You can genuinely dump it all in and go on about your day. Then all that's left to do come dinnertime, if desired, is boil some noodles and toss them with the chicken. Since it serves eight, you might be lucky enough to have leftovers to enjoy for lunch tomorrow.

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Kickin' Chicken Chili

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Think of this dish like slow cooker chicken tacos you can enjoy by the bowl-full! This zesty chicken chili is convenient and delicious with frozen veggies and pantry staples such as salsa, diced tomatoes, and cannellini beans. Serve these unique bowls with a side of corn tortillas or tortilla chips to scoop up every last bite.

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Slow-Cooked Moroccan Chicken

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Cinnamon isn't just for pumpkin spice and sweet rolls. A dash of cinnamon and curry permeates this slow cooker chicken thigh recipe with Moroccan-inspired flavor. Those spices accent not only the chicken but also the prunes, baby carrots, and onion in this fan-favorite dish.

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Barbecue Chicken and Cheddar Quesadillas

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Upgrade plain cheese quesadillas with some sauce. Tender slow cooker pulled chicken, zesty barbecue sauce, chile peppers, green onion, and lots of cheese fill these restaurant-quality quesadillas. Serve with salsa and sour cream to lend kick and coolness, respectively.

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Chicken and White Bean Stew

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Bottled Alfredo sauce is the key to acing the creamy texture in this hearty stew. But we don't stop there—green chile peppers balance out the richness of that Italian sauce with a touch of heat. As you're considering side dishes, might we recommend a basket of breadsticks? It's pretty much a must with this slow cooker chicken recipe!

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Slow Cooker Coq au Vin Stew

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Go ahead, channel your inner Julia Child. This slow cooker chicken thigh entrée features beefy onion soup mix and red wine. Mushrooms, carrots, and onions complete the stew that's begging to be placed atop a big bed of buttery mashed potatoes. In our experience, the luscious results are supremely comforting on a cold, wintry day.

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Creamed Chicken and Corn Soup

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Comforting creamed corn gets the main dish treatment in this slow cooker chicken recipe. Tender chicken, carrot, onion, corn, and celery stud a thick, creamy base made with cream of chicken soup and cream-style corn. Top the hearty soup with salty, crispy bacon pieces (since everything is better with it!).

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Cacciatore-Style Chicken

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Any Italian nonna (aka Grandma) would be proud to see a dish this saucy and colorful hit the table. With this variation and 25 minutes of prep, you can look forward to coming home to a ready-to-eat slow cooker riff on an Italian classic. While the chicken here is succulent and well-seasoned, it's all about the sauce. The hearty slow cooker chicken and noodles dish is brimming with onions, mushrooms, and seasoned tomatoes.

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Fennel and Pear Chicken Thighs

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You've probably tried pairing savory meat and sweet fruit together before (think pork chops and applesauce). But have you braised chicken with pears before? The licorice-like flavor of fennel makes a delectable match with the juicy pears and tender chicken. And because the fruit is dried rather than fresh, you can make this slow cooker chicken recipe any time of year.

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Save time by making this soup with Mexican-seasoned chicken broth and canned tomatoes. Those two pantry staples plus four more ingredients are all that is required for this crazy-easy chicken dinner. Fresh jalapeños add a pleasant dose of heat to the slow cooker chicken tortilla soup.

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