Are you in the mood for chicken, but have no time to prepare it? With just a few minutes of prep time and a crock pot, hearty chicken dinners await you when getting home from work. The fall-apart chicken ideas presented here are as easy as it gets. The crock pot does the majority of the work.
A slow cooker recipe with chicken is the ultimate in fuss-free, crowd-pleasing ingredients, regardless of working with a store-bought rotisserie bird, bone-in chicken, or boneless chicken breasts. It takes various cooking techniques, flavors, and cuisines. Chicken is usually not something children turn their noses to.
Crock recipes for chicken are lifesavers when you have a busy household. Put the bird in the crock pot and forget it until mealtime. Slow-cooked chicken is extremely tender. Double up on ingredients for recipes you know you will eat again in the near future. Toss leftovers in the freezer.
1- Healthy Crockpot Recipes Chicken
For healthy crockpot recipes chicken is among the best choices of ingredients. Try these. The categories sometimes overlap because chicken is so versatile.
Thai Chicken Thighs
3 lb. skinless chicken thighs
1/2 c. salsa
1/4 c. creamy peanut butter
2 T. lemon juice
2 T. reduced sodium soy sauce
1 T. seeded jalapeno pepper, chopped
2 T. Thai chili sauce
1 clove minced garlic
1 tsp. fresh minced ginger root
2 sliced green onions
2T toasted sesame seeds.
Optional hot cooked basmati rice
Put chicken in a three-quart crock. Combine all ingredients except green onions and sesame seeds in a small bowl. Pour over the chicken. Cook on low for five to six hours. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onion. If desired, serve with rice.
* Caution – Hot peppers have oils that burn the skin. Wear disposable gloves when removing the seeds. Avoid contact with the face.
A serving consists of one thigh and 1/4-cup sauce. It has 261 calories, 27 grams of protein, five grams of carbohydrates, 350 mg of sodium, 87 mg of cholesterol, and 15 grams of fat.
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3- Crockpot Chicken Breast Recipes
This is another of the healthy crockpot recipes chicken provides. Chicken breasts are lean pieces of meat which make them a healthy choice. Some lean meats dry out easily. A crock pot keeps chicken moist as it traps steam inside while cooking. Make sure the lid fits snugly to prevent steam from escaping. Lower settings are usually the better option for crock pot chicken breast recipes if the recipe allows.
Crock Pot Angel Chicken
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut in half
1/4 c. butter
1 0.7 oz. packet Italian dressing seasoning
1 10.75 oz. can of golden mushroom soup (Do not use cream of mushroom soup.)
1/2 c. sherry or dry white wine
8 oz. cream cheese
Cooked angel hair pasta or rice
Optional: Fresh snipped chives
Put chicken in crock. In a saucepan, melt butter. Add cream cheese, wine, and mushroom soup. Cook and constantly stir for two to three minutes, until cream cheese melts. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for approximately four hours, until meat is done. Serve chicken and sauce over rice or pasta. If desired, sprinkle with snipped chives.
4- Crock Pot Chicken Breast and Potatoes Recipes
Crock pot chicken breast and potatoes recipes that add a vegetable take ten minutes to prepay. They cook all day and you come home to a hearty chicken and vegetable dinner. A large pot provides leftovers. Here is one of those crock pot chicken breast and potatoes recipes that fills the bill. It calls for chutney which is replaceable with a cup of chicken broth or 1/2 cup each wine and balsamic vinegar.
Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts with Potatoes and Carrots
6 small red potatoes cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 c sliced carrots
1 T fresh chopped thyme
1 T paprika
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper to be divided
3/4 tsp salt to be divided
2 to 3 boneless chicken breast, halved
8-ounce jar mango or tomato chutney
Spray crock pot with cooking spray. Place onions, potatoes, and carrots on the bottom. Sprinkle vegetables with paprika, thyme, and portions of salt and pepper. Put chicken on vegetables. Season with remaining salt and pepper. Pour chutney or other liquid over chicken. Cook on low until vegetable are tender and chicken is done (six to seven hours).
5- Crock Pot Recipes for Chicken Thighs
Chicken breasts are a convenient, quick-cooking item to have handy for family meals. However, crockpot recipes for chicken thighs have more flavor, are juicier, and cost less. They maintain their tenderness and flavor when cooked in a crock pot for several hours. It is not necessary to sear chicken before adding it to a crock pot. Browning does add texture, color, and flavor. If time permits, brown thighs in a little vegetable oil at medium-high heat. Because they have only one bone, they debone easily.
Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore
1 thinly sliced medium onion
1 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2 6 oz. cans of tomato paste
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 minced garlic cloves
1 bay leaf
1/4 c. dry wine
1/4 c. chicken stock or water
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
Put sliced onions on the bottom of the crock pot. Place thighs over the onions. Combine stock or water, wine, bay leaf, garlic, pepper, salt, mushrooms, and tomato paste in a bowl and blend thoroughly. Spread mixture over chicken. Cover. Cook for five to seven hours on low or three hours on high. Add basil and oregano halfway through cooking time. Taste sauce and adjust seasonings. Serve meat and sauce over spaghetti or other pasta.
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7- Crockpot Recipes for Chicken and Dumplings
There is something very comforting about crockpot recipes for chicken and dumplings. Chicken and dumplings is a slow cooker recipe with chicken that has savory flavor and creamy texture that are hard to beat. The recipe requires some special timing. The chicken mixture cooks first with biscuits added for the last hour. Refrigerated biscuits make the recipe simple. Dough from scratch works just as well.
Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings
1 chopped onion
1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Freshly ground black pepper
2 10.5-ounce cans of cream of chicken soup
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
4 fresh thyme sprigs
1 bay leaf
2 chopped celery stalks
2 peeled and chopped large carrots
1 cup thawed frozen peas
3 minced garlic cloves
1 16.3-ounce can refrigerated biscuits.
Place onions in the crock pot and top with chicken. Add pepper, salt, and oregano. Pour broth and soup over chicken. Add bay leaf and thyme. Cover. Cook on high for approximately three hours. Discard bay leaf and thyme. Shred chicken using two forks. Stir in garlic, peas, carrots, and celery. Stir biscuits cut into small pieces into the mixture. Spoon liquid over biscuits that are at the top. Cook for approximately one hour more on high, until biscuits are done and vegetables are tender. Biscuit bottoms for this recipe feel a bit doughy due to the liquid.
8- Crockpot Recipes for Chicken Soup
Crockpot recipes for chicken soup sometimes for call noodles, but not always. This is one of the healthy slow cooker recipes with chicken. It only takes ten minutes to prepare. The taste is amazing. It is the ideal comfort food. Noodles are optional for this recipe.
3 large carrots
3 celery stalks
1/2 yellow onion, diced
3 cups of chicken stock or broth
Optional: Bagged or homemade noodles, salt, pepper, parsley
Place chicken in slow cooker. Lay vegetables on top. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Warning: Chicken broth contains sodium and vegetables provide a lot of flavors.) Add chicken broth and cook on low all day. After six hours shred chicken in slow cooker. Add noodles and a little parsley if desired.
A bay leaf, garlic, and fresh herbs make the soup more flavorful. If you feel the above recipe lacks something, Try this one. Adding noodles is necessary to fit the definition of crockpot recipes for chicken noodle soup. Give the soup a bit more punch by adding a squeeze of lemon, drizzling some olive oil, and finishing with a little flaky sea salt. A pinch of cayenne or crushed red pepper flakes give crockpot recipes for chicken noodle soup a bit of heat for those who like spicy food.
9 – Crook Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 large, chopped onion
3 carrots sliced into coins after peeling
2 celery stalks, sliced
4 teaspoons fresh thyme sprigs
4 teaspoons fresh rosemary sprigs
3 minced garlic cloves
1 bay leaf
Freshly ground black pepper
10 cups low-sodium chicken broth
8 ounces egg noodles
Combine chicken, bay leaf, garlic, rosemary, thyme, celery, carrots, and onion in slow cooker. Generously season with salt and pepper. Add broth. Cover. Cook for six to eight hours on low. Shred chicken with two forks. Remove bay leaf and herbs. Add egg noodles. Cover and continue to cook on low for another 20 to 30 minutes, until noodles are al dente.
10- Buffalo Chicken Dip Crock Pot Recipes
Very little prep goes into making buffalo chicken dip crock pot recipes. Make them ahead of time. They cook while you prepare other food or during the game. It is an ideal game day dip. The dip travels well when invited to someone else’s home. Rotisserie or leftover chicken works well if there is no time to prepare chicken for the dip.
Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip
2 1/2 cups shredded chicken
1/2 cup hot sauce
8 ounces low-fat cream cheese
1/2 cup homemade or store bought ranch dressing
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup bleu or feta cheese crumbles
Stir all ingredients in crock pot until well-blended. Cook for 1 1/2 hours on low. To ensure even cooking, stir occasionally. Serve with vegetables, crackers, or chips.
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12- Crockpot Recipes for BBQ Chicken
This is one of the simplest crockpot recipes for BBQ chicken around. BBQ chicken from the grill is delicious. However, the flavorful chicken in the recipe comes without sweating over a hot grill. Serve it on a plate, on a salad, in wraps, over rice, or on a bun. Topping with coleslaw on a fresh bun is a delicious way to serve the BBQ.
The Best BBQ Chicken in a Crockpot
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup BBQ sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup Italian dressing
Combine BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and Italian dressing in a bowl. Pour over chicken. Cook for three to four hours on high. Serve the breasts whole or shredded with two forks. If shredded, recover and cook in sauce for an additional ten to 15 minutes to soak up the flavor.
13- Crock Pot Recipes Chicken Pot Pie
For crock pot recipes chicken pot pie is a yummy comfort food. Take hot flaky biscuits, and pour tender chicken and vegetables in a creamy gravy over them. It is a snap to prepare.
Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie
2 – 10 3/4-ounce cans cream of chicken soup
3 cooked, skinless, boneless, cubed chicken breasts
2 cups frozen carrots and peas
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 tablespoons cornstarch
4 tablespoons water
Place first seven ingredients in slow cooker. Stir well. Cover and cook for six to seven hours on low or three to three and one-half hours on high. Remove four cups of gravy when hot and bubbly. Heat gravy over medium-high heat in a saucepan. Mix cornstarch and water. Add mixture to boiling gravy. Stir constantly until thickened. Remove from heat and return to the crock pot. Mix well. Serve over biscuits cut in half or torn into pieces.
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15- Chicken in a Crock Pot with Salsa
One of the easiest recipes for chicken is chicken in a crock pot with salsa, Salsa and chicken make the dish a contender for crockpot heaven. This recipe is for those who love Mexican shredded chicken. Only two ingredients and two minutes of prep time are necessary. The flavorful chicken is juicy, simple, and wonderfully seasoned; meant to enjoy on countless dishes.
Pop raw chicken into a slow cooker. Cover with your favorite salsa. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir. Let the crock pot do the rest. After four hours, pop off the lid. The chicken falls apart into juicy, shredded salsa-y perfection. Make soft tacos by filling tortillas with the chicken and avocados. It works perfectly in nearly any Mexican dish such as chimichangas, salads, taquitos, and quesadillas. Use a delicious salsa to flavor the chicken. Chicken releases plenty of juice during cooking to deal with the ‘kick’ of intense flavors and waters them down slightly.
16- Crockpot Chicken and Rice
The crock recipes for chicken would be incomplete without a recipe for crockpot chicken and rice. Chicken and rice is a healthy crockpot meal. Juicy chicken, brown rice, and fresh vegetables cook together in a creamy sauce. Canned soup is not an ingredient in this gluten-free recipe made with real ingredients. It is a kid-friendly recipe that is also freezer-friendly.
Crock Pot Chicken and Rice
1 c. long-grain brown rice
1 1/2 c. diced carrots
1 small, finely chopped shallot
1 T. Dijon mustard
1 1/2 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs
1 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
2 1/2 to 3 1/2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
1 c. frozen peas
1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt
1/2 c. grated sharp cheddar cheese, divided
Optional: fresh parsley
Lightly spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Add Dijon mustard, shallot, carrots, and rice. Stir. Place chicken on top. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, thyme and garlic powder. Add broth. Cover. Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours on high, until chicken falls apart. Stir in Greek yogurt and peas. Dice the chicken. Stir in 1/4 cup cheddar cheese. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Cook a few extra minutes on high to melt the cheese. Sprinkle with parsley if desired. Serve.