Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipes
Get inspired by these slow-cooker chicken recipes.
When it comes to preparing slow-cooker chicken dishes, the possibilities are endless— pulled, breaded, shredded, glazed, or baked. Whether you prefer dark or light meat, what could be more mouth-watering than a delicious chicken dinner? These recipes will have you singing "bird is the word."
Put an Eastern twist on your dinner offering with Sesame-Ginger Chicken. Serve over steamed rice to savor every bit of the sweet Asian glaze. This classic dish is a slow-cooker must have on your weeknight meal planner.
This simple chicken dish becomes much more savory when stuck in a slow cooker. The sweet juice mixture gives the chicken its undeniably delicious flavor. Serve over hot cooked rice.
Before there were nachos, there were chilaquiles. Tomatoes and spices simmer with any kind of meat to make the ideal topping for tortilla chips. Here, chipotle, chicken and cilantro meld in this filling Mexican favorite.
Hearty canned chickpeas hold up beautifully in the slow cooker, where they're combined with fragrant spices and just a little stock. Since the chicken cooks on top of the chickpea mixture and is not submerged in liquid, it can cook longer without suffering texturally.
Brown flavorful chicken thighs, then simmer in a slow cooker with garlic, diced tomatoes, and white wine for an Italian-inspired chicken dinner.
The garlic becomes creamy and mellows as it cooks. Spread it on chunks of crusty French baguette and soak up the fabulous sauce as you enjoy every morsel of this super tender chicken.
Think outside the "dish." You can enjoy the flavor and texture of enchiladas in a slow cooker; just stack the tortillas instead of rolling them. We suggest lining your slow cooker with a slow-cooker bag so you can easily remove the stack from the cooker.
All you need is twenty minutes to get this dish in the slow cooker. You'll have a hearty chicken and veggie supper waiting for you when you get home. If you don't care to use the wine, you can use 1/2 cup of additional chicken broth.
It's not hard to make your own salsa verde, with fresher flavor and much less sodium than jarred versions: Simply blacken tomatillos, chiles, and onions; then blend.
Serve this saucy dish over polenta or pasta. Transform leftovers into soup: Shred the chicken, and place in a pot with sauce. Add unsalted chicken stock, diced zucchini, and diced carrots; simmer until veggies are tender.
You already love pulled chicken, so why not try it in a slow cooker? Savor this tender, melt-in-your-mouth chicken sandwich with ketchup-based sauce for lunch or dinner.
Make your friends "green" with envy at your slow cooker savvy by serving up this savory Southwestern-style entrée, loaded with tomatillos, onion, and roasted poblano and jalapeño peppers. Corn tortillas and a simple green salad round out the menu.
This slow cooker chicken dish is simple, but packed with rich flavors in the white wine, chopped tomatoes, and variant spices. Serve over hot cooked rice. If you don't care to cook with the wine, use an equal amount of chicken broth.
Salsa and chili powder add spice to this chicken stew, but probably not too much for timid tasters or kids. If you want to kick up the heat, use a hot salsa and a dash of hot sauce or ground red pepper.