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Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Chicken is one of our favorite healthy foods because it's lean, it complements a variety of flavors, and it's simple to prepare. Make your healthy chicken recipe even easier by preparing it in a slow cooker. We have plenty of healthy slow cooker recipes, including soups, stews, rice, and pasta dishes, all prepared with delicious, warm chicken.


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    • Herbed Chicken and Mushrooms

      Transform chicken legs and thighs into a mouthwatering dinner entree with this comforting slow cooker recipe. Assorted fresh mushrooms, carrots, onion, and tomatoes top a bed of fettuccine in this protein-packed chicken slow cooker meal. For added nutritional value, swap white pasta for a whole wheat or spinach variety.

    • Chinese Chicken Salad

      Warm and tender chicken, crisp leafy greens, and crunchy cashews -- the tantalizing combination is sure to make this dinner salad a main attraction. No one will ever guess it's part of your healthy meal plan. 

    • Fragrant Garam Masala Chicken Stew with Peas and Potatoes

      Garam masala, a savory blend of spices made popular by Asian cuisine, brings bold flavor to this slow cooker stew, while chicken, potatoes, and peas add to its heartiness. For a creamier consistency, add a spoonful of fat-free yogurt.

    • Slow Cooker Coq au Vin

      Coq au vin, the traditional French meal made with wine-braised chicken and mushrooms, can be both quick and healthy with a few ingredient upgrades and the utilization of a slow cooker. Use a beefy onion soup mix to flavor the protein. Once cooked, pile it onto a small scoop of garlic mashed potatoes for a healthy slow cooker chicken recipe with 42 grams of protein.

    • Mango Chicken Tinga

      Juicy cubes of fresh mango balance the fire-roasted chipotle sauce that flavors this Mexican slow cooker dish. Served with shredded chicken and warm broth on a bed of rice, the 300-calorie slow cooker dinner recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

    • Greek Chicken with Cucumber Salad

      This low-calorie, low-fat slow cooker recipe is both fresh and effortless, thanks to light ingredients like cucumber, mint, and lemon-marinated chicken. To lend creaminess to the dish without adding fat, top with fat-free Greek yogurt.

    • Creamy Chicken-Noodle Soup

      Chicken noodle soup is a time-tested comfort food favorite. This 170-calorie slow cooker version of the classic soup takes just 25 minutes of prep and features reduced-fat cream cheese for a creamy homemade broth.

    • Thyme-Garlic Chicken Breasts

      Slow-simmered chicken infused with savory herbs and tenderized with orange juice brings life to simple fresh greens. Go Greek by adding juicy fresh tomatoes, tangy olives, and creamy feta cheese.

    • Flavorful Slow Cooker Chicken

      Combining chicken and your slow cooker for dinner tonight? Perfection! Pick the right cut of meat to ensure you get the fullest flavor during this low and slow cooking technique.

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      Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Stew

      A dash of curry powder, cayenne pepper, and ground ginger transforms ordinary chicken into a savory Indian dinner. Combine the spices with chicken thighs, garbanzo beans, and tomato in your slow cooker; once cooked, stir in a handful of fresh green spinach and a squeeze of lime juice for a 300-calorie dinner that is bursting with flavor. 

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      Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

      Lettuce wraps are often found in restaurants as an appetizer, but you can easily turn them into a home-cooked, hands-on meal. This healthy slow cooker chicken recipe offers bold flavors and crunchy vegetables wrapped in a no-carb lettuce leaf.

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      Southwest Barbecue Chicken

      Combine tomato sauce, jalapeno jelly, lime juice, tapioca, and spices with chicken pieces in your slow cooker for barbecue chicken so flavorful you won't believe it's under 300 calories. Served with flour tortillas, the Southwestern twist on barbecue is perfect for your next potluck.

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      Cacciatore-Style Chicken

      This chicken cacciatore recipe features all the best parts of the traditional Italian version: tomatoes, wine, mushrooms, onions, and herbs. And at just 345 calories per serving, it's a family-friendly dinner recipe you can indulge in guilt-free.

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      Chicken Cassoulet-Style Soup

      This five-ingredient slow cooker recipe is a delicious alternative to your usual game-day chili. Filled with hearty chunks of smoked turkey sausage and chicken, the low-fat slow cooker version features a red wine pasta sauce broth and cannellini beans. 

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      Garlic Chicken with Artichokes

      Packed with 12 garlic cloves, this slow cooker chicken recipe is perfect for the garlic-lover. And when made with lean protein, nutrient-rich veggies, and whole grains, it's the perfect healthy choice for dinner tonight.

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      Spicy Chipotle Chicken Lentil Stew

      Diced green chiles and chipotle peppers smothered in a smoky adobo sauce add heat to this healthy stew. With hearty pieces of chicken breast and an array of succulent vegetables, it's hard to believe the chunky slow cooker soup is just 236 calories.

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      Cuban Chicken

      Add spicy Cuban flavor to shredded chicken by mixing it with green sweet pepper, jalapeno pepper, corn, tomatoes, and green olives. Top a bed of warm brown rice with the blend and serve with warm tortillas. Not only is the slow cooker chicken recipe low in fat, but it also packs 28 grams of protein.

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      Italian Braised Chicken with Fennel and Cannellini

      Cannellini beans and fresh-cut fennel add nutritional fiber to this healthy slow cooker chicken recipe. Diced tomatoes, yellow sweet pepper, and onion form the tasty sauce that blankets the tender chicken drumsticks.

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      Red Bean, Chicken, and Sweet Potato Stew

      Vitamin-rich sweet potatoes and creamy peanut butter complement the spicy Cajun seasoning that flavors this chicken and red bean stew. This reader-favorite slow cooker recipe is loaded with protein and requires just 20 minutes of prep.

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      Slow-Cooked Moroccan Chicken

      Combine all the ingredients for this healthy chicken recipe in your slow cooker before you go to work, and come home to a kitchen filled with a welcoming, spicy aroma. The recipe features fiber-packed dried plums and a sweet and savory blend of cinnamon and curry powder.

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      Chicken Country Captain

      Red currants, rich in fiber and antioxidants, peek through in this tender chicken dish to accent the mouthwatering curry flavor. Serve the healthy slow cooker dish on a bed of rice for a nutritious weeknight dinner.

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      Dried Fruit, Chicken, and Bulgur Pilaf

      The ingredient list calls for garam masala. In Hindi, garam means warm or hot; masala means spice blend. While garam masala isn't fiery hot, the Indian blend does add a warm spiciness to the dish. Look for it at your local Indian market, spice shop, or import foods shop.

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      Chicken and Vegetables with Herbs

      Dry red wine, mushrooms, thyme, rosemary, and pearl onions transform ordinary chicken and vegetables into a sensationally savory meal that's simple to prep and simmers to perfection throughout the day. 

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      Easy Italian Chicken

      Ladle this comforting Italian dish over whole grain pasta to up your intake of B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium, iron, and fiber, as well as other valuable antioxidants not found in some fruits and vegetables.

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      Fresh Slow Cooker Recipes

      These fresh, colorful, and low-cal dishes are about to become your new favorite slow cooker recipes. Featuring ripe and flavorful seasonal produce, each of these healthy dinner recipes contains fewer than 400 calories per serving.
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