Our Best Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Chicken Tortilla Soup
Try one of our slow cooker chicken recipes for dinner tonight. Each recipe features bold flavor and delicious chicken—and you don't have to spend all day in the kitchen. With zesty chicken chili, hot and spicy chicken wings, and more, the perfect slow cooker dinner is here to dazzle your chicken-loving crowd.

Cuban Arroz con Pollo

Give your chicken dinner rock-star treatment by bubbling it in a colorful blend of peppers, olives, peas, and—of course—a sassy slew of seasonings. Anchiote powder gives this dinner recipe its brilliant red hue.

Barbecue Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Gooey mac and cheese, meet barbecue chicken and bacon. You can feed a major crowd with this slow cooker recipe, so it's great for toting to potlucks and parties.

Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken and Noodles

Put those takeout menus away! Not only can you make your favorite Chinese restaurant dish at home, but you can also make it in your slow cooker. Serve the chicken over egg noodles for a complete meal.

BBQ Chicken-Pineapple Pizza

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 takeout pizza chain.

Buffalo Chicken and Rice

We'll never say no to buffalo chicken, especially when we can make it in a slow cooker. Serve this hot and spicy chicken over brown rice for a bowl full of zippy goodness.

Chicken Pot Pie

Warm and cozy chicken pot pie can be simple. Throw a mixture of frozen and fresh vegetables into your slow cooker along with skinless, boneless chicken thighs and a broth-base gravy. The rich result only gets better with crispy piecrust dippers.

 

Curried Chicken

Love Indian food? You'll swoon over this curry-spiced chicken. The secret to its hot, golden glaze: jalapeños and cayenne. The flamin' duo make a kickin' chicken dinner.

Greek Oregano Chicken with Spinach, Orzo, and Grape Tomatoes

A rich rub of oregano, parsley, and basil coats chicken breast halves before being simmered with frozen spinach and grape tomatoes. Serve the healthy Greek-style dinner on a bed of cooked orzo pasta and topped with grated Parmesan cheese.

 

Tomatillo Chicken Soup

Tomatillos, jalapeños, and lime juice give this slow cooker chicken soup a Mexican twist. Top the cozy dinner with sour cream, chopped green sweet peppers, and tortilla chips.

Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Stew

The exotic flavors of aromatic curry and ground ginger blend in this colorful, easy meal. Serve it over basmati rice for a taste of India.

Philippine Chicken Adobo with Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Marinated in a rich combination of rice vinegar, soy sauce, and coconut milk, adobo is a classic Philippine dish with global appeal. Sweet potatoes and skillet-browned chicken cook together in your slow cooker for an all-in-one meal.

 

 

Moroccan Chicken Stew

Spices traditionally used in Moroccan cooking—coriander, cumin, and cinnamon—give this stew a warm, bold flavor balanced by sweet raisins and hearty couscous.

Mango Chicken Tinga

For a tropical take on slow cooker chicken, try our luscious, fruit-infused chicken tinga. A spicy medley of cinnamon, ginger, and chipotle pepper perks up the chicken; mango nectar and fresh pineapple ensure a juicy sweetness.

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

Tender shrimp adds a dose of Cajun personality to juicy, fall-off-the-bone chicken. An easy sauce of tomato and seasonings infuses the slow-cooked chicken with a taste of the Caribbean.

French Chicken Stew

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 recipe.

Chinese Congee with Ginger and Chicken

You definitely won't be going to bed hungry when you serve congee, a type of rice porridge, for dinner. This slow cooker version has chicken thigh to make it extra hearty, plus a peanut and green onion topping to bring even more Asian flavor.

Garlic Chicken with Artichokes

Garlic-lovers, unite! The over-the-top blend of 12 garlic cloves, delicate herbs, and fresh lemon results in a slow cooker chicken recipe that's made even richer with tangy, nutty artichoke hearts.

Teriyaki Chicken

It's true: Homemade can be better than takeout. Made fresh in the comfort of your slow cooker, this popular Asian chicken recipe calls for authentic ingredients like soy sauce and colorful bok choy—and has far fewer calories.

Cuban Chicken

A saucy combo of chile peppers, fresh veggies, and broth soaks slow cooker chicken with spicy Cuban flavor. Spritz lime over the dish right before serving to make the savory flavors pop.

Italian Braised Chicken with Fennel and Cannellini

Cannellini beans, tender chicken, and yellow sweet peppers make this a warm, hearty meal that's low in calories and high in protein. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley before serving.

Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Dip

Here's a game-day recipe the whole crowd will love. The creamy four-ingredient dip cools the heat of the spicy slow-simmered chicken.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sliders with Pineapple Salsa

Serve some fun in a bun with these slow-cooked sliders. The mini sandwiches feature Jamaican jerk-seasoned shredded chicken under a pile of sweet-and-spicy jalapeño-pineapple salsa.

 

Cashew Chicken

Almost as easy as takeout, this savory slow cooker dish is delicious to unwind with at the end of a hectic weekday. Condensed mushroom soup flavors a variety of stir-fry vegetables and chicken tenders; cashews give the international cuisine a bit of crunch.

Chicken Cassoulet-Style Soup

Cassoulet, a slow-cooked pork and bean casserole from the south of France, warms a chilly autumn evening. Try our simple six-ingredient version featuring chicken, turkey sausage, and a pinch of oregano.

Herbed Chicken and Mushrooms

Chicken and herbs bring out the bright flavors in this pasta dish. Get creative and personalize your plate with a variety of mushrooms.

In-a-Hurry Chicken Curry

Fifteen minutes is all you need to toss together our delicious (and healthy) five-ingredient chicken curry. Save some time by using frozen stew vegetables and condensed cream of potato soup. Garnish with fresh cilantro to top off this quick and savory meal.

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

Let your slow cooker do the heavy lifting in this delicious toss-and-go meal that's great for busy weeknights. Serve over warm linguine, garnish with sliced green onions, and pair with toasted baguette slices to complete your meal.

Kickin' Chicken Chili

With frozen veggies and pantry staples such as salsa, diced tomatoes, and cannellini beans, this zesty chicken chili is convenient and delicious. Serve with a side of crackers or tortilla chips to dunk.

Hot and Spicy Braised Peanut Chicken

Chicken thighs and vegetables slow-cook with a blend of Thai spices to create a rich and satisfying supper. Complete the aromatic meal with hot rice and chopped peanuts.

Slow-Cooked Moroccan Chicken

A dash of curry and cinnamon add Moroccan-inspired flavor to slow-simmered chicken thighs. The spices complement plums, baby carrots, and onion.

Barbecue Chicken and Cheddar Quesadillas

Tender shredded chicken, zesty barbecue sauce, chile peppers, green onion, and lots of cheese fill flour quesadillas. Serve with sour cream and salsa.

Chicken and White Bean Stew

Bottled Alfredo sauce lends a creamy texture to this hearty stew featuring chicken thighs; green chile peppers add a touch of heat. A basket of breadsticks is pretty much a must with this slow cooker chicken recipe!

Saucy Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

Slow-simmering makes this tangy sweet-and-sour chicken melt in your mouth. Serve it with vegetable fried rice (and fortune cookies, naturally).

Caramelized Onion, Walnut, and Cilantro Chicken Salad

Layer creamy chicken salad (the base chicken recipe comes together in the slow cooker) with fresh spinach leaves and juicy tomato slices on toasted sourdough bread for an easy lunch or dinner option. Whole peppercorns, thyme sprigs, parsley stems, bay leaves, and garlic give the poultry mouthwatering flavor.

Coq au Vin Stew

Beefy onion soup mix and red wine combine with chicken thighs, mushrooms, and onions for a stew that's luscious and comforting on a cold, wintry day.

Creamed Chicken and Corn Soup

Tender chicken, carrot, onion, corn, and celery stud a thick, creamy base. Top the hearty soup with salty, melt-in-your mouth bacon crumbles.

Chicken Chili

Tender chicken and white kidney bean chili gets its fiery, bold flavor from a zesty mix of cumin, oregano, garlic, and jalapeño chile pepper. If you'd like, spoon the small-batch slow cooker soup into store-bought bread bowls to serve.

Cacciatore-Style Chicken

Come home to a ready-to-eat slow cooker take on an Italian classic. This hearty chicken dish is brimming with onions, mushrooms, and seasoned tomatoes.

Fennel and Pear Chicken Thighs

The licoricelike flavor of fennel makes a serendipitous match with pears. Because the fruit is dried rather than fresh, you can make this dish any time of year.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Save time by making this soup with Mexican-seasoned chicken broth and canned tomatoes. Fresh jalapeños add a touch of heat.

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