17+ Delicious Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

If you feel like chicken, then these slow cooker chicken recipes might just be what you’re after.

There are so many different types of meals that you can cook with chicken. For example, you can cook delicious kinds of pasta, stews and so much more.

One great thing about chicken is that it’s often cheap making it great for when you’re cooking on a budget. Most of these slow cooker recipes are designed to help keep costs down, so they’re great if you need to feed a crowd but not spend too much.

When it comes to cooking chicken in the slow cooker, you may find cuts such as chicken breast will go a dry, overcooked texture. To avoid this, try and use something like thigh instead. Browning the meat is also known to help improve texture.

You can find the latest and greatest slow cooker chicken recipes right below. I am always adding more so be sure to check back soon if you want to keep cooking chicken in the slow cooker. You can be kept up to date by following me on social or signing up to the mailing list.

Layered Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas

chicken enchiladas
If you love enchiladas, then you’re going to love these layered slow cooker chicken enchiladas. Each layer consists of shredded chicken, bell pepper, a generous amount of enchilada sauce and of course a good handful of cheese. It’s incredibly easy and totally worth making if you feel like something extremely tasty.

You can eat this dish just on its own but for me, I love to top it with some guacamole and sour cream. They both work just so well with the dish.

Incredibly Simple Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

chicken tacos
You can make some delicious chicken taco meat in the slow cooker. It only requires 3 very simple ingredients, and the end result is so good. The chicken comes out tender and has the taste of the taco seasoning throughout it.

How you assemble your tacos is completely up to you. There is a huge range of extras that you can have with it such as baby spinach, refried beans and so much more.


Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

slow cooker sweet and sour chicken category
There is nothing better than a flavor packed sweet and sour chicken that the entire family can enjoy. This delicious dish can be easily quickly prepared then left to cook for hours. The end result is totally worth the wait.

This dish is usually best served with some noodles or just some plain steamed rice. Both work pretty well with this slow cooker dish so just go with whatever you feel like having.


Mouth Watering Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken
Making some teriyaki chicken in the slow cooker is surprisingly easy. All you need to do is throw together a few ingredients and set the slow cooker to low. The end result is succulent chicken with a delicious teriyaki sauce.

This slow cooker chicken recipe goes great on a bed of rice or with some steam vegetables and noodles. You can also use the leftovers in sushi, salads or a ton of other delicious meals.


Incredibly Addictive Slow Cooker Crack Chicken

slow cooker crack chicken
It’s called crack chicken because this slow cooker dish is so deliciously addictive. It combines ranch dressing, crispy bacon, shredded chicken and cream cheese. Yes, it’s as good as it sounds and is totally worth giving a try.

Sandwiches, pizza, nachos and wraps are just some of the things you’re able to use this tasty crack chicken mix in. Feel free to experiment to get the best combination that you like.


Incredible Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

slow cooker chicken chili
Chicken chili is a tasty alternative to the more traditional version that uses ground beef. The shredded chicken goes perfectly with the rich tomato and bean sauce. This is certainly worth a try if you love spicy foods.

Chili is great just on its own but if you’re looking for something to go with it then something like garlic bread always works pretty well.


Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

slow cooker chicken carbonara
A chicken stroganoff is a great alternative to the beef version and features a lot of the same flavours. It’s rich, creamy and packed full of flavor. For the best results I recommend cooking the pasta separately in a saucepan over the stove.

This slow cooker pasta dish is certainly worth trying, it’s perfect if you need to feed a crowd.


Sweet & Sticky Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

slow cooker orange chicken
This sweet orange chicken dish is an absolute must try for anyone who loves a bit of citrus. One of the best things about this slow cooker chicken recipe is how easy it is to quickly make. All you need is a few ingredients and you’re good to go.

Just some freshly cooked rice is more than enough to have with this dish. You can always go the extra mile and cook up some tasty vegetables to go with it.


Flavor Packed Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

slow cooker chicken fajitas
Making chicken fajitas in the slow cooker is surprisingly easy and the end result will simply impress yourself and your friends. The chicken mix cooks out to be flavor packed, tender and delicious.

This recipe is perfect if you need to cook a large batch of chicken for a crowd.


Slow Cooker Jambalaya with Chicken & Chorizo

slow cooker jambalaya
Jambalaya works surprisingly well in the slow cooker. It of course doesn’t come out nearly as good as the more traditional way of cooking it, but the result is still packed full of flavor.

This recipe features both chicken and chorizo as the main types of meat in it. If you love seafood then this can be added at the end of cooking so it doesn’t go tough.


Sweet n Sticky Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken

slow cooker hawaiian chicken
Another sweet slow cooker chicken recipe that’s totally worth trying. This Hawaiian chicken features lovely juicy bits of pineapple and bell peppers. The sauce isn’t overpowering and matches the chicken and vegetables perfectly.

As with a ton of slow cooker recipes this dish goes perfectly on a bed of white rice. You can also try cooking up something like soba noodles, mashed potato or something different.


Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken

slow cooker honey mustard chicken
Honey and mustard are a match made in heaven and this slow cooker recipe just proves that. If you’re a fan of this combination of ingredients, then you need to try this dish out.

You can have this dish with a variety of different sides such as rice, roast vegetables, steam vegetables, scalloped potatoes and so much more.


Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
The perfect chicken curry you can cook up in the slow cooker. It has a lovely homemade curry paste that is totally worth the extra effort it takes to make it.

As you could imagine this chicken tikka masala goes absolutely great with some rice and naan. There is a ton of other different sides that you can try instead such as cauliflower rice.


Slow Cooker Chicken Carbonara

slow cooker chicken carbonara
Not a traditional carbonara but this creamy chicken bacon pasta tastes as good as it looks. The rich creamy sauce matches the chicken, bacon and mushrooms perfectly. To finish it all off I recommend topping it off with some parmesan cheese.

For the best results I recommend cooking the pasta in a separate pot. This will stop the pasta from clumping and making your delicious pasta sauce super thick.


Slow Cooker Sweet N Delicious Honey Balsamic Chicken

slow cooker honey balsamic chicken
Honey and balsamic chicken is an absolute must try. The trickiest part of this dish is getting the balance of honey and vinegar perfect. Too much of one or the other will result in a sauce that isn’t very nice.

Like a lot of chicken dishes on this page this can be served with a variety of sides. For me, I just had it with rice and it was more than enough but feel free to try other sides.


Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken Curry

Deliciously Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken Peanut Curry
This smooth tasting peanut chicken curry has all the right flavors that a good curry needs to have. It has quite a bit of a bite so if you’re not a fan of spicy food you might want to reduce the amount of chili in the homemade curry paste.

As with any good curry this is best served with some delicious freshly cooked rice. It also goes great with some naan bread.


Deliciously Tender Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

slow cooker whole chicken
One of the coolest things about slow cooking is how many different dishes you can cook. A whole chicken is yet another cool dish you can do. Depending on what you’re after you can also cook this with a ton of vegetables, perfect for a one pot dinner dish.

The chicken will be super tender and may fall apart when you go to remove it from the slow cooker so be careful unless you don’t mind it falling to bits.


Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

slow cooker honey garlic chicken
Honey and garlic is just one of those combinations that work so well. This chicken cooks to taste as good as it looks. It has strong flavors in soy, honey and of course garlic. It’s important that you use a light soy otherwise it might end up a bit too overpowering.

You can cook some vegetables in the slow cooker along with the sauce, but you might find the vegetables will end up looking and tasting too much like the sauce. If you prefer your vegetables tasting like vegetables, then its best to cook them separately.


Simply Amazing Slow Cooker Chicken Korma

Slow Cooker Chicken Korma Curry
Chicken korma in the slow cooker tastes as good as it looks. It is made from absolute scratch so you’re able to adjust the flavors more to your liking.  Once you’ve made the curry paste it’s an extremely easy dish to make and get cooking.

You can have this dish with just plain rice or you can have it with something a bit fancier such as coconut rice. The choice is yours but whatever you pick you’re in for a treat.


Super Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

slow cooker chicken cacciatore
This hearty chicken cacciatore is not just visually pleasing but also jam packed with incredible flavors. The rich tomato sauce is boosted with fresh olives, bell peppers, sliced onions and so much more.

You can have this slow cooker dinner dish just on its own but if you’re looking for a good side then you definitely need to look into making some mashed potato.


Slow Cooker Belly Warming Gumbo

slow cooker gumbo
This belly warming gumbo is a must try if you’re looking for extremely tasty slow cooker chicken recipes. It is packed with vegetables and has a delicious combination of chicken and chorizo. Seafood can be added if you feel this is pretty important.

One downside to this dish is the cooking of the roux but it’s pretty easy to get done. You can always skip cooking the roux, but it will be quite far from a traditional gumbo if you do so.


Slow Cooker Butter Chicken Curry

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
Everyone loves a good butter chicken curry! This slow cooker curry is certainly yet another you will need to try. It’s made from complete scratch so you’re able to adjust flavorings so it fits more to your palate.

As with any good curry you need to try this with some traditional steamed rice and some naan. It’s totally up to you what you decide to cook with it.


4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

slow cooker salsa chicken
This tasty 4 ingredient slow cooker salsa chicken is the perfect dinner dish if you’re running low on ingredients or just need something easy to make. The end result is packed with flavor and the generous amount of cheese on top just helps finish this delicious dinner dish off.

If you’re looking to have something with this chicken dish then some rice goes perfect with it. If you have the time and ingredients then you should look into cooking some Mexican rice. It just goes so well with this super tasty dish.

I hope you enjoy these slow cooker chicken recipes as much as I did. If you have any tips, thoughts or anything else then feel free to leave a comment on the relevant recipe.

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