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If You Need Non-Boring Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes, We've Got 32 Of Them That Will Definitely Do The Trick

Raise your hand if you're tired of spending waaaay too long on dinner every night.

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If you (like me) are in desperate need of a cooking break — and I have a funny feeling you probably are if you're reading this post — these Crock Pot chicken recipes are here to save the day/night/week. From simple weeknight dinners to meals so darn impressive you'll never believe they came out of a slow cooker, we've got you.

(Also, just to say it: every single one of these Crock Pot recipes can be made in your Instant Pot using the slow cooker setting. 😌)



1. Crock Pot Butter Chicken

Blending this creamy sauce fresh is the secret to delicious results with major depth of flavor. All that's left to do is add your chicken and sauce to the Crock Pot, do literally anything else while you wait, and dinner will be ready when you are.

Recipe: Crock Pot Butter Chicken

2. Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta

I love chicken parm, you love chicken parm... we all love chicken parm! But not the cleanup. Nope. Luckily, this Crock Pot chicken parmesan is just as delicious as the real thing and you won't be left scrubbing pots and pans until midnight. Major win.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta



3. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Calling all buffalo chicken fans! This one is very much for you. Could this perhaps be the best (and easiest) vehicle for buffalo chicken out there? LMK.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

4. Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

If you're working from home right now, I urge you to stop reading this post, grab these ingredients, and get this Crock Pot soup cooking ASAP. If I could work amidst the healing aroma of chicken noodle soup in my Crock Pot all day every day, I would.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup



5. 2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

The rumors are TRUE, folks! Two ingredients (your fave salsa + chicken) and your Crock Pot are all it takes to whip up this succulent shredded chicken. Spoon over rice bowls, wrap it up in a loaded burrito, or store in the fridge for easy lunches all week long.

Recipe: 2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

6. Japanese Curry

Frozen Japanese curry mix (commonly referred to as curry roux) is the not-so-secret ingredient that's responsible for this delicious, easy-to-make Crock Pot meal. Since it'll last virtually forever in your freezer, consider this my PSA to grab some ASAP. You'll be glad you did.

Recipe: Japanese Curry



7. Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo

Crock Pot chicken alfredo might be even better than making it the traditional way. Why, you ask? Cooking up the pasta in your Crock Pot toward the end of the cooking process allows each noodle to soak up every last drop of that luscious, creamy sauce.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo

8. Slow Cooker Herbed Chicken And Rice Pilaf

When the *spiritual need* for comfort food arises, it's hard to top chicken and rice. That said, it would be next to impossible to top this slow cooker chicken and rice with herbed chicken, tender veg, and fluffy wild rice.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Herbed Chicken And Rice Pilaf



9. Coconut Chicken Curry

Steps for a luxuriously creamy Malaysian curry chicken: 1) Sear up some chicken, 2) combine with coconut milk, veggies and spices, 3) let your Crock Pot cook dinner for you. (Then, of course, devour as fast as humanly possible.)

Recipe: Coconut Chicken Curry

10. Crock Pot Sweet And Sour Chicken

Using a slow cooker to recreate this family-friendly takeout favorite is low-key genius. Your whole house will thank you for making a dinner this delicious, but the best part? You won't need to do much to make it. (TYSM, slow cooker. ❤️)

Recipe: Crock Pot Sweet And Sour Chicken



11. Ultimate Crock Pot Chicken Spaghetti

When it comes to chicken spaghetti... IYKYK. If you don't know, do yourself a favor and make this family-friendly dinner the next time you're looking for a comforting weeknight meal. That's all!

Recipe: Ultimate Crock Pot Chicken Spaghetti

12. Crock Pot Tuscan Garlic Chicken

This is one of those recipes that could fool just about anyone into thinking you worked reaaaaaally hard to make it. No one needs to know you put minimal effort into this crowd-pleaser...except your Crock Pot, of course.

Recipe: Crock Pot Tuscan Garlic Chicken



13. Slow Cooker Chicken Pumpkin Curry

The addition of fresh pumpkin makes this easy slow cooker meal anything but ordinary. Spend just a few minutes prepping, and you'll be rewarded with a hearty, veggie-packed curry to devour when dinner rolls around.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Pumpkin Curry

14. Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken And Broccoli Over Rice

I'm all for a budget-friendly meal, especially when it all comes together in my slow cooker — 100% hands-off. Oh, and psst! If you can't get your little ones to eat broccoli, I highly suggest you give this kid-friendly recipe a go.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken And Broccoli Over Rice



15. Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo

This bright chicken dinner with lots of tang is the perfect easy weeknight meal to serve piled high over steamed white rice, or alongside a simple platter of steamed veggies (like bok choy or broccoli).

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo

16. Slow Cooker Chicken In Milk

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Inspired by Jamie Oliver's viral recipe for Chicken in Milk, this Crock Pot version is all the succulent, comforting goodness of the original with a fraction of the effort.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken In Milk



17. Buffalo Chicken Dip In A Crock Pot

Game day app, solved. Just combine some shredded chicken with cream cheese, buffalo sauce, ranch, and plenty of cheddar cheese, and you'll be beloved forever and ever and ever.

Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Dip In A Crock Pot

18. Slow Cooker Mexican Casserole With Quinoa

The cheese in this casserole takes it over the top, but you can easily turn this Crock Pot meal into a dairy-free dinner by omitting the cheese entirely. The choice is yours — either way, make sure to finish with creamy avocado and fresh cilantro as garnish.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Mexican Casserole With Quinoa



19. Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Sweet and sticky, umami-forward teriyaki chicken is always a crowd-pleaser. Keep this one as-is, or toss in some broccoli, snow peas, or bell peppers in the final few minutes of cooking for a blissfully simple weeknight meal.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

20. Slow Cooker Chicken Parm Meatballs

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Suddenly I am...very hungry. The options really are endless for this one: serve these chicken parm meatballs on toasted hoagie rolls for effortless meatball subs, spoon 'em over piping hot pasta, or eat them alone, directly out of the slow cooker, while you contemplate your life and choices. I don't judge.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Parm Meatballs



21. Easy Crock Pot Chicken And Dumplings

We all need some extra comfort every now and then, so go ahead! Make a double batch of chicken and dumplings in your handy-dandy slow cooker and have a bowl whenever you need a little pick-me-up. Chicken and dumplings are even better the next day...and the day after that.

Recipe: Easy Crock Pot Chicken And Dumplings

22. Creamy Wild Rice Chicken Soup With Roasted Mushrooms

Just when you thought chicken and rice soup couldn't get better, enter: roasted mushrooms. Of course, you could always omit the mushrooms to keep this recipe 100% Crock Pot-based, but trust me, these perfectly caramelized mushrooms take this meal to the next level.

Recipe: Creamy Wild Rice Chicken Soup With Roasted Mushrooms



23. Slow Cooker Chicken Kheema

Warm spices like garam masala, cinnamon, and cumin make this a perfectly cozy meal for a busy weeknight. As an added bonus, the leftovers reheat super well, which makes this a perfect reheat-and-eat WFH lunch.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Kheema

24. Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Crock Pot BBQ chicken is as versatile as it is scrumptious. Make sure to freeze whatever you don't use so you can whip up some sliders, quesadillas, or rice bowls whenever you'd like.

Recipe: Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken



25. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Mac 'N' Cheese

10/10 would swim in this spicy, chicken-y cheese sauce if they could (myself very much included in that statistic).

Recipe: Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Mac 'N' Cheese

26. Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Let me break it down for ya: if you have five minutes to dice up some veggies, you have enough time to get this warming, easy dinner on the table. Don't skip out on the beans, either — by smashing some of these brothy beans just before serving, you'll naturally thicken this chili without the need for flour or other thickeners.

Recipe: Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili



27. Crock Pot Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken

I can *proudly* say I've never met a single person who wouldn't devour anything with lemon garlic butter in its title, which means you can likely make this for any human or occasion and have a bonafide hit on your hands.

Recipe: Crock Pot Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken

28. Slow Cooker Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken

If you're a member of the cilantro = soap club, don't skip this one! FWIW, this would also be super delicious with fresh basil for a bright, floral finish... That said, if you're a cilantro fan, have at it.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken



29. Slow Cooker Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken

Browning sauce, a staple ingredient in many Jamaican dishes, is crucial for the sweet, succulent chicken produced by this classic recipe made Crock Pot-friendly. If you can't find browning sauce at your local grocery store, making your own with coconut palm sugar is totally worth it, IMO.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken

30. Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Slow cooker honey garlic chicken is (and will always be) all the rage, and once you make this, it won't be hard to see why.

Recipe: Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken



31. Crock Pot Thai Chicken Curry

Thai red curry paste can basically make anything taste good, and this Crock Pot curry is no exception. You should totally keep a jar of curry paste on hand so you can make this dish all the time. Just sayin'!

Recipe: Crock Pot Thai Chicken Curry

32. Crock Pot Creamy Chicken Pasta

Using full-fat cream cheese lends this slow cooker pasta an unmatched creaminess for results that are objectively worth licking the bowl for.

Recipe: Crock Pot Creamy Chicken Pasta

Chicken is great and all, but make sure to look through the following recipes and give your Crock Pot the 👏 use 👏 it 👏 deserves!

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