~ This collection of Our BEST Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes EVER will definitely make dinnertime a breeze! No more stressing over what’s for dinner, or last-minute rushing around to put together a family meal. Relax – make life easy with these tried-and-true recipes your whole family will enjoy! ~
Slow cooker chicken recipes have so much going for them!
They begin with a lean protein, and with just a few additional ingredients, they cook merrily away while you go off and enjoy your day. No babysitting required. No firing up the oven (which is especially great on hot summer days).
They’re just so simple!
You come home after a long day to a house full of delicious smells and a wonderful family meal that’s ready and waiting for you. Brilliant! And so totally, blissfully easy!
There’s a reason slow cooker chicken recipes are one of the most popular types of recipes here on our site – they tick off all three of our boxes for recipe success:
So whether you’re looking for warm, cozy soups and stews for chilly days, or for crockpot chicken sandwiches you can make all year ’round … we’ve got ya covered!
After hour upon hour of testing and retesting, tweaking recipes and picking the winners … these are absolutely our best chicken slow cooker recipes ever.
Try some of these family-tested, family- approvedadored recipes … and get ready for your life to be just a leeeeetle bit easier!
These slow cooker tacos are pretty much as easy as they can possibly be – absolutely a go-to lifesaver for busy nights! In just 5 minutes, you can have these delicious chicken tacos in the crock-pot and cooking away. Offer as many (or as few) topping selections as you’d like, and let everyone customize their own. Totally a family favorite dinner, and one of our all-time most popular recipes – try it, and you’ll see why!
This comforting chicken-corn chowder is so ridiculously easy! It relies mostly on pantry staples that you can keep on hand until you need them. It’s even freezable – the ultimate in make-ahead convenience! Just toss everything in your slow cooker, and come home in the evening to a creamy, satisfying soup with the sweetness of corn and just a hint of smoky bacon. Healthy, simple and absolutely delicious! Make this soup once, and I’ll just bet it becomes part of your regular rotation!
Another recipe that relies on pantry staples – just dump and go! This slow cooker chicken stew is so quick and easy, yet it boasts big, hearty, slow-simmered flavors. And, since it uses chicken breasts, it’s much leaner than traditional beef stew recipes. But don’t worry … you won’t miss the beef! Tender chicken, potatoes and carrots are draped in a rich and savory, creamy, tomato-based sauce – seriously delicious comfort food your whole family will love, and the perfect way to warm up on chilly evenings!
Looking for a quick and easy dinner that’ll have the whole family asking for seconds? These Chicken Caesar Sandwiches are a snap to make, and the homemade Caesar dressing is packed with protein – so much healthier than bottled dressings. These sandwiches are a terrific dinner idea year-round, but you should definitely put them on your must-try list for hot summer days when you don’t want to heat up your kitchen. There's no doubt why these are one of our BEST slow cooker chicken recipes!
Loving all our dump-and-go, just-toss-it-all together ideas here? How about another one? This deliciously hearty, super-easy tortilla soup is full of yummy Mexican flavors. Simply throw everything in the slow cooker, and you’ll have an amazing dinner waiting! Filling and so nutritious … you’ll be making this crock-pot chicken taco soup again and again! See for yourself why it wins raves every time we serve it!
Such a fun twist on tacos! This unique recipe highlights popular Mediterranean flavors … but they’re served up in an unexpectedly delicious way. Make these tacos for easy weeknight dinners (it’s a great recipe to prep ahead for busy nights). Or, serve these up as an alternative to a traditional taco bar for parties and game day!
This super-fast recipe delivers big, juicy flavor with a quick, 5-ingredient sauce you mix directly in your slow cooker! These North Carolina-style barbecue chicken sandwiches are super easy and insanely delicious (especially served up with our Healthy No-Mayo Coleslaw)!
Satisfyingly delicious without being too spicy! This cozy chicken and corn chowder is loaded with sunshiny sweet corn flavor, plus southwestern flair from salsa, black beans and green chiles. And it’s so easy – just mix everything together right in your slow cooker, and dinner will be waiting in the evening!
Forget Chipotle – this is such an easy way to enjoy a Mexican feast on even the busiest nights! These slow cooker chicken burrito bowls are also terrific for potlucks, tailgating, and make-your-own burrito bar parties. So flexible … you can even skip the rice, set out some tortilla chips, and call it a hearty appetizer. Huh! Seriously – try this tonight – it’s got absolutely everything going for it. Another of our best, reader-favorite recipes!
Wish you could indulge in buffalo chicken dip every day? Now you can! We’ve turned everyone’s favorite party dip into a sandwich! It’s just as delicious, but so much healthier and super-easy (in the slow cooker, of course)! Make these for an easy family dinner, or for a tailgate … they’re always a hit!
Love our idea for Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches? How about this terrific twist … turn it into a fantastic appetizer (or a chill-out dinner recipe, nestled alongside a fresh salad)! These Buffalo Chicken Nachos are a serious crowd pleaser and they disappear in a flash!
Ready to make life easier? (I mean … who isn’t?!?) Start by simplifying dinnertime with some of these easy recipes!
Ahhhhhh … a delicious meal, a happy family … and a more relaxed YOU! Total win!
Additional Resources for Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes and Cooking Tips
Safe Slow Cooker Chicken
A common question about cooking chicken in the slow cooker is whether it’s safe to start with frozen chicken in a crockpot recipe.
The simplified answer is no – it’s just not considered to be a safe practice, even though lots of people say they do it all the time.