Slow-Cooker Chicken Thighs

Slow-Cooker Chicken Thighs Recipe
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Martin
Chicken thighs prepared in the slow cooker make for an effortless and delicious weeknight meal. To find more recipes like this one, see our complete chicken recipe and slow-cooker recipe collections.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living Cooking School

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 8 Hours


1 medium onion, halved lengthwise and sliced
4 medium-size new potatoes (about 1 pound), cut into 1-inch-thick wedges
2 cups baby carrots
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
1 teaspoon paprika
6 bone-in, skinless chicken thighs


1. Place onion in a lightly greased 6-qt. slow cooker; top with potatoes and carrots. Combine broth, next 3 ingredients, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Pour broth mixture over vegetables. Combine paprika, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper; rub evenly over chicken thighs. Arrange chicken on top of vegetables.

2. Cover and cook on HIGH 1 hour; reduce heat to LOW, and cook 6 to 7 hours or until chicken is done and vegetables are tender.