Save Time with Slow Cooker Chicken

Let your slow cooker take care of tonight's dinner with chicken recipes that are ready when you get home.

  • Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya
    Oxmoor House

    Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

    Get ready to serve a crowd with this slow-cooker version of a classic Cajun dish filled both chicken and shrimp. Baguette pieces continue the French-Cajun theme.
  • Chicken Thighs With Carrots and Potatoes
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Chicken Thighs with Carrots and Potatoes

    All you need is 20 minutes to get this dish in the slow cooker, then you have a hearty chicken and veggie supper waiting for you when you get home.
  • Chicken Thighs with Olives and Tomato Sauce
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Chicken Thighs with Olives and Tomato Sauce

    Brown flavorful chicken thighs, then simmer in a slow cooker with garlic, diced tomatoes, and white wine for an Italian-inspired chicken dinner.
  • Garlic Chicken
    Oxmoor House

    Garlic Chicken

    The garlic becomes creamy and mellows as it cooks. Spread it on chunks of crusty French baguette and soak up the fabulous sauce as you enjoy every morsel of this super-tender chicken. If you're tight on time, substitute 3 pounds of chicken pieces rather than cut up the whole chicken. Also, look for garlic cloves that are already peeled.

  • Chicken Verde
    Oxmoor House

    Chicken Verde

    Make your friends "green" with envy at your slow cooker savvy by serving up this savory Southwestern-style entrée, loaded with tomatillos, onion, and roasted poblano and jalapeño peppers. Corn tortillas and a simple green salad round out the menu.

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    Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

    Look for jars of peeled garlic in the refrigerated cases in the produce section at most major supermarkets. While there, grab a package of poultry herbs, which includes fresh thyme, rosemary, and parsley and can substitute for the individual herbs. Add dried apricots to infuse the rich sauce with a fruity back note, and serve over couscous for a North African-inspired supper.
  • Saucy Chicken over Rice
    Oxmoor House

    Saucy Chicken over Rice

    This slow cooker chicken dish is simple, but packed with rich flavors in the white wine, chopped tomatoes and variant spices.  Serve over hot cooked rice.  If don't care to cook with the wine, use an equal amount of chicken broth.

  • Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
    Oxmoor House

    Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

    You already love pulled chicken, so why not try it in a slow cooker? Savor this tender, melt-in-your-mouth chicken sandwich with ketchup-based sauce for lunch or dinner.

  • Chicken Cacciatore
    Oxmoor House

    Chicken Cacciatore

    The Italian word "cacciatore" translates to "hunter" in English, referring to a dish prepared with tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions–"hunter-style."

  • Sweet Glazed Chicken Thighs
    Oxmoor House

    Sweet Glazed Chicken Thighs

    This simple chicken dish becomes a whole lot more savory when stuck in a slow cooker. The sweet juice mixture gives the chicken its undeniably delicious flavor. Serve over hot cooked rice.

  • Sesame-Ginger Chicken
    Oxmoor House

    Sesame-Ginger Chicken

    Serve over steamed rice to savor every bit of the sweet Asian glaze. This classic dish is a slow-cooker must-have on your weeknight meal planner.

  • Chicken Korma
    Oxmoor House

    Chicken Korma

    If you prefer milder foods, reduce or omit the crushed red pepper. Add warm naan on the side of this classic Indian dish.
  • Rosemary-Garlic Chicken Quarters
    Photo: Hector Sanchez

    Rosemary-Garlic Chicken Quarters

    The key to this dish is to brown the chicken before it goes into the slow cooker, yielding major depth of flavor and picture-perfect presentation.
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken
    Oxmoor House

    Sweet and Sour Chicken

    The grated fresh ginger in this classic Chinese recipe makes the chicken extra sweet. Substitute pork tenderloin in place of chicken thighs, if desired.

  • Grandma Dean's Chicken and Dressing
    Jim Bathie

    Grandma Dean's Chicken and Dressing

    Dressing is not just for the holidays–especially when you can cook it in the slow-cooker. With the addition of shredded chicken, this savory moist dressing moves from a side dish to a main dish that's perfect for supper.
  • Slow-cooked Barbecued Chicken
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

    Slow-cooked Barbecued Chicken

    Start with a whole chicken, cut up, and simmer in a homemade barbecue sauce of ketchup, cola, cider vinegar and a splash of bourbon for a Southern barbecue flavor.
  • White Bean and Chicken Chili

    White Bean and Chicken Chili

    White chili is a nice departure from beefy tomato-based chili, and just as hearty and satisfying. It's also friendly on the wallet at only $1.58 per serving.
  • Slow-cooked Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

    Slow-cooked Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches

    Low and slow is how this slow-cooker barbecue chicken gets its flavor. Make a real statement by serving the shredded chicken over Sweet Potato Cornbread and topping with Pickled Peppers and Onions and Simple Slaw.
  • Hungarian Chicken with Smoked Paprika

    Hungarian Chicken with Smoked Paprika

    Brown the chicken first in a skillet, then simmer in a slow cooker along with bell pepper, onion and tomato. Season with smoked paprika and serve over noodles for a one-dish dinner.
  • Curried Chicken and Chickpea Stew
    Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Lynn Miller

    Curried Chicken and Chickpea Stew

    Curry powder and chickpeas turn this slow-cooker chicken stew into a hearty Middle Eastern-style dinner.
  • Slow-Cooker Recipe: Chicken with Bacon, Mushrooms, and Onions
    Photo: Susie Cushner

    Chicken with Bacon, Mushrooms, and Onions

    This slow-cooker chicken dish is the country version of the fussier coq au vin. Serve it with mashed potatoes.
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Verde
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Cindy Barr  

    Slow Cooker Chicken Verde

    It's not hard to make your own salsa verde, with fresher flavor and much less sodium than jarred versions: Simply blacken tomatillos, chiles, and onions; then blend.
  • Peasant Stew
    Karry Hosford

    Peasant Stew

    Stay within your grocery budget without feeling like a peasant when you dine on this satisfying stew featuring chicken thighs, beans and canned tomatoes.
  • Chicken Stew with Green Olives

    Chicken Stew with Green Olives

    This Mediterranean-style chicken stew gets it rich and savory flavor from garlic, cumin, and turmeric. The chicken is cooked with tomatoes and green olives and topped with toasted almonds, making it a colorful and satisfying one-dish meal.
  • Spicy Chicken Stew

    Spicy Chicken Stew

    Salsa and chili powder add the spiciness to this chicken stew, but probably not too much for timid tasters or kids. If you want to kick up the heat, use a hot salsa and a dash of hot sauce or ground red pepper.
  • Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken
    Photo: Kate Mathis; Styling: Paul Grimes

    Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken

    Cook chicken breasts in a mixture of bottled barbecue sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce for a sweet and tangy barbecue chicken that’s great on a bun over even over a baked potato.
  • Braised Chicken with Potatoes

    Braised Chicken with Potatoes

    Braise chicken thighs in the slow cooker along with Yukon gold potatoes and frozen artichoke hearts for a hearty stew-like dinner.
  • Fricassee of Chicken with Cream and Morel Mushrooms
    Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Sara Neumeier

    Fricassee of Chicken with Cream and Morel Mushrooms

    This earthy chicken stew features dried mushrooms, new potatoes, leeks, bacon and fresh herbs for a savory, satisfying one-dish meal.
  • Mexican Crock-Pot Chicken

    Mexican Crock-Pot Chicken

    Get maximum Tex-Mex flavor when you cook chicken breast halves, onion, and salsa in the slow cooker. Top the chicken with shredded cheese, and serve with beans, lettuce, tortillas, and additional salsa for an easy meal that involves less than 10 minutes of prep.
  • Creamy Slow-cooker Chicken
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Creamy Slow-cooker Chicken

    Spoon this rich and creamy chicken mixture over pasta, rice, or biscuits for a home-style dinner that's sure to satisfy your need for comfort food.
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