Slow Cooker (Crockpot) Chicken Recipes

Chicken cooks well in a slow cooker, ensuring a moist delicious dinner on the busiest of days. This page contains recipes for cooking chicken in your crockpot.

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Recipe: Crockpot Chicken with Gravy

By melissa 275 423

Do you want a fancy, yummy dinner with almost no effort? You need only 2 ingredients to prepare a meal good enough for company. Please try this, I think you'll be happy. It's so easy!

Approximate Time: About 5 minutes prep

Yield: Serves around 7 or 8Crockpot Chicken with Gravy


  • 1 average sized chicken
  • 1/4 cup mesquite seasoning
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp Cornstarch
Crockpot Chicken with Gravy


  1. Place your chicken in your crockpot.
  2. Rub all over with 1/4 cup mesquite seasoning. You may wish to try another, lemon pepper would be great too! :) Believe it or not, you do not need any liquid, it makes it own. It is very tender and moist when done!
  3. Crockpot Chicken with Gravy
  4. Cook on high for about 3 hours and 20 minutes.
  5. Place your chicken on a serving platter and set in microwave to keep warm till your gravy is done. *You do NOT need to turn microwave on, door being shut will do the trick.:)
  6. Using a mesh colander, strain the drippings from the bottom of the crockpot. You just want to remove the solid bits.
  7. Pour your strained drippings into a saucepan. Add 3 Tablespoons of cornstarch to 2/3 Cup of cold water and shake well. Add this to your pan.
  8. Cook on high whisking constantly for only 2 or 3 minutes. All done!!
  9. You will end up with about 2 cups gravy.
  10. Crockpot Chicken with Gravy
  11. * You could probably cook this longer on a low setting if you must be gone all day.

Source: A busy Mom's desperate mind! :)

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Question: Cooking Chicken in a Crockpot

I have just bought my first crockpot and have read the basic instructions that came with the product. The impression I'm getting is that you always need to cook with a fair amount of liquid. Is this the case?

I've also been looking at the internet about cooking chicken in a crockpot and it's really scaring me with the food poisoning comments. Do you always have to sear the outside before you cook the chicken?


By Beverley M

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Most Recent Answer

By Judy = Oklahoma 60 750 Flag

October 4, 2011

The website lah34a referred you to is the best, it has some great crockpot recipes!

My easiest crockpot recipe is to throw a bag of frozen chicken breasts (skinless,boneless) in the crockpot, empty 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup on top of the chicken & cook on high approximately 4 hours, then serve over rice or noodles. Sometimes I add a bit of garlic or chopped onion, but it doesn't nee anything. My family loves it! You wouldn't believe how delicious those 2 single ingredients come out!

The bag of chicken breasts I get at Walmart, I believe they are about 3lb. For the cooking time, my new crockpot finishes it in 3-4 hours, while my old crockpot takes 5-6 hours.

I don't normally like cream of mushroom soup, but I love this. I tried cream of chicken soup & it didn't taste as good.

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Recipe: Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken

By Jarron 7 106

An easy version of Balsamic Chicken.


  • 4-6 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts (I use Perdue's Perfect Portions )
  • 2 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced not chopped (I use more as I love onion)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (I use more, because I love it)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. each: dried oregano, basil, and rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • ground black pepper and salt to taste


Pour the olive oil on bottom of crock pot. Place in chicken breasts, salt and pepper each breast. Put sliced onion under and on top of chicken then put in all the dried herbs and garlic cloves. Pour in vinegar and top with tomatoes

Cook on high 4 hours, serve with pasta.

By Jarron from Ocala, FL

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Recipe: Teriyaki Crockpot Chicken

By cj 4 83

Toss it in the crockpot in the morning, in the evening fix some rice and some stir fried veggies and you have an easy, nutritious meal. Who needs the takeout joint around the corner?


  • 1.5-2 lbs. chicken breast strips
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce


Put all ingredients except chicken in slow cooker and stir. Add chicken. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

Servings: 4-6
Time:5 Minutes Preparation Time
6-8 Hours Cooking Time

Source: Adapted from Crockpot Cookery (by Mable Hoffman) recipe for beef.

By cjgeo from Otero County, New Mexico

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Recipe: Orange Crock Pot Chicken

Just too easy for words ;-)


  • 6 skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 can orange soda
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 cup diced celery


Place chicken in crock pot and pour soda and water over the chicken and then top with celery.

Cook on low and test for doneness at 6 hours but, depending on your crock pot, it could take up to 8 hours.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Tomato and Wine Chicken

Serve this chicken and sauce over fettuccini.


  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 lbs bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes, not drained


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium high, add chicken and, working in batches if needed, sear on all sides until just browned, remove and place in slow cooker.
  2. Reduce heat to medium, add onion to the pot and sauté until softened, about 3 to 5 minutes, add garlic and cumin, sauté for an additional minute, add wine, bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes being sure to scrape up any browned bits.
  3. Pour tomato mixture over the chicken, cover, and cook until the chicken is tender, about 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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Recipe: Cook Crockpot Chicken Breasts For Several Meals

By Suntydt 75 877

I'm a bachelor and this is a quick way to have three or more meals fast. What you need depends on what you want to make.

Take boneless chicken breasts and cook in the crock pot with about 2 cups of water on high. Cooking time is a couple hours. Make sure the chicken falls apart with a fork.

Split the chicken into portions to feed the appropriate number.

Freeze in zip lock bags or air tight containers. If some of the chicken is for fajitas, cover with fajita seasoning before freezing. Each recipe requires the chicken to be sliced or chopped up. You can save time and freeze it appropriately.



  • cooked chicken
  • fajita seasoning
  • fajita wraps
  • mayonnaise or sour cream
  • cheddar or American cheese
  • onions
  • green peppers


Slice up the green peppers and onions into strips and brown in a frying pan. Add your chicken (thaw if frozen) cut into strips (if you didn't cut them before freezing). Generously sprinkle on fajita seasoning. Cooked until browned nicely.

Put the wraps on a microwave safe plate and cover with a paper towel. Dampen the paper towel first, just wet your hand and flick water onto the towel. Don't put the paper towel in the water; too wet. Microwave for a minute to make hot. You may need to heat them more. Do in thirty second intervals. If you make them too hot you have to wait for them to cool and they harden and get brittle.

Spread mayonnaise or sour creme through the center of the wrap. Add the chicken and veggies. Fold the bottom of the wrap up about an inch to an inch and a half over the chicken. Fold each side over the chicken. Enjoy

Chicken Salad


  • cooked chicken
  • mayonnaise or sour cream
  • onions
  • sweet pickles.


Chop up the chicken (if you didn't do that before freezing) and add to a bowl. Add mayonnaise, chopped onions (if desired) and chopped sweet pickles. Stir up and spread over bread or buns.

Chicken And Gravy


  • cooked chicken
  • canned gravy (chicken or sausage),
  • biscuits


Chop up the chicken (if you didn't do that before freezing) and add to a pot with the canned gravy. Heat up and spread over biscuits.

Other Chicken Ideas:

  • Freeze some chopped up chicken to add to meals. There is a frozen Sweet and Sour Chicken meal in the market and it is a real filling meal with a bit of chicken added.

  • You can also add to chicken soup.

  • Add to lasagna (fresh or store bought)

By Suntydt from Tazewell, TN

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Recipe: Crockpot Chicken Dinner

By Irishwitch 390 18

This is a wonderful throw it together dinner! Makes the chicken moist and the soup a gourmet topping! Serve with rolls and a salad, Presto! Your company will think you have cooked all day!

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Recipe: Creamy Chicken Pasta

By Eileen Hays 34 20

Easy to make, and delicious to eat.

Creamy Chicken Pasta

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Recipe: South of the Border Chicken (Crockpot)

By linda 203 1

An all in one dish. Use enough salsa to cover bottom of crockpot. Next add tomatoes (used my own home made). Sprinkle in the herbs, lime juice and hot sauce. Add the chicken last.

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Recipe: Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken

By Mary 1 4

Use an electric mixer to combine cream cheese, soup, water and seasoning packet. Pour over chicken in crock-pot. Cook on high 4-5 hours or low 8-9 hours.

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Recipe: Creamy Chicken (Slow Cooker)

By ShirleyE 53 48

Slow cooked chicken in a creamy onion and mushroom sauce.

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Recipe: Julie's Simple Crockpot Chicken

By April 187 452

This is the simplest crockpot recipe ever. Great for those busy days or for a kid just learning to cook. Simply adjust the amounts for the size of your family.

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Orange Chicken


I'm nuts about Orange Chicken but it's usually soooo high in calories. Making it yourself, you can control the calorie count. See the notes at the end for how to cut down on the sugar and an optional cooking method.

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Recipe: Crock Pot Fiesta Chicken

By Diana 91 30

Place chicken seasoned with salt, pepper and coriander or cumin in a crock pot set on low. Top with 1/2 jar salsa. Add corn. About 1 hour prior to serving add the remaining salsa and one can drained black beans, stir and allow to heat.

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Recipe: Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu

Crockpot stuffed chicken recipe with Swiss cheese and ham.

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Recipe: Crockpot Spinach and Artichoke Chicken

By Jackie H. 134 12

Rich and creamy spinach and artichoke dip turned into an easy meal with the addition of chicken and the crockpot.

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Recipe: Crockpot Chicken

By Jackolyn Smith 17 134

Easy crockpot chicken. Something I came up with to change it up.

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Recipe: Black Bean Crockpot Chicken

By Ellen B. 1

This is delicious shredded chicken, ready for tacos and/or burritos

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Recipe: Whole Chicken with Cider

By Lucy 49 25

A friend introduced me to this crockpot recipe and it works beautifully.

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Recipe: Easy Crockpot Chicken

By Susabelle 7 10

Easy, can start this early and walk away. No fuss!

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Recipe: Crockpot Chicken Portabello

By Jim 25 19

This a crockpot Weight Watchers PointsPlus recipe (5 Points+). It's so delicious and easy to make. Portabello mushrooms and chicken with a mustard cream sauce!

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Recipe: Crockpot Chicken and Rice

By Brenda 2

Inside crockpot, spray with pam cooking spray, lightly. Put 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts on the bottom of the crockpot. Put a dab of butter on each chicken piece. Then over the butter, sprinkle garlic salt on each.

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Recipe: Herbed Chicken (Crockpot)

By Robin 5,893 29

Place chicken in crockpot. Top with tomatoes, onion, and garlic. Combine broth, bay leaf, salt, thyme and pepper.

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Recipe: Crockpot Sherry Chicken

Rinse partially thawed chicken breasts and pat dry. Place in the bottom of the crockpot.

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Recipe: Creamy Italian Chicken

Place the chicken breast halves in the crock pot. Combine the Italian dressing mix and water until smooth; pour over top of chicken. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours.

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Recipe: Crockpot BBQ Chicken

By christi 93 320

Recipe for Crockpot BBQ Chicken. Mix together bbq sauce, preserves, and mustard. Layer chicken and sauce in crockpot. High for one hour, low for 5 hours.

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Recipe: Cheesy Crock-Pot Chicken

By christi 93 320

Recipe for Cheesy Crock-Pot Chicken. Rinse chicken and sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder. . .

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Recipe: Cheesy Crockpot Chicken

By christi 93 320

Recipe for Cheesy Crockpot Chicken. Place chicken breasts in 3-1/2 to 4 quart crockpot. Pour the undiluted soups over the chicken and stir to combine. . .

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Recipe: Crockpot Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

Place chicken in crockpot. Mix all remaining ingredients and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours. Serve over rice or noodles.

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