14 Healthy and Delicious Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Using a slow cooker is like magic: pour in the ingredients, set the heat level and get on with your day, while dinner cooks itself. Chicken is one of my favorite ingredients to use in a slow cooker, since it’s a flavorful source of lean protein and requires little effort to cook. These are some of SparkPeople’s favorite slow cooker chicken recipes.


1. Slow Cooker Marinara Chicken and Vegetables (Chef Meg's Makeover): Fresh veggies add a healthy kick to a traditional Italian combination.




2. Chef Meg's Slow Cooker Provencal Chicken and Beans: This is a great recipe to use as a basis for plenty of meals!



3. Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken: This low-sodium, veggie-packed dish is one of the most popular on SparkRecipes.



4. Slow Cooker Creamy Italian ChickenSix ingredients, five minutes of hands-on cooking and dinner is served!
 


5. Slow Cooker Chicken StewChicken, mushrooms, veggies and a medley of spices make this a can't-miss, hassle-free dinner.


6. Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup: Top with a bit of cheese, avocado or your veggies of choice.



7. Slow Cooker Taco Soup: Next time you're craving tacos, think outside the shell.



8. Chicken Enchilada-Style for the Slow Cooker: Serve with brown rice and black beans for a meal that's high on flavor, not on fat.



9. Zesty Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken: Add a tantalizing twist to traditional BBQ chicken. The sauce does double-duty as a baked potato topper.



10. Slow Cooker Easy Chicken Gumbo: Simple yet delicious, this comfort food will have the whole family coming back for seconds.




11. Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore: Tomato lovers, meet your new weeknight go-to dish!



12. Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken: A tasty, spicy meal with only 10 minutes of prep time!



13. Easy Slow Cooker Lemony Garlic Chicken Breast: Tasty and nutritious, this slow cooker recipe is sure to be a family favorite.



14. Slow Cooker Sour Cream and Onion Chicken: This slow-cooked baked chicken in a creamy onion sauce is fast, easy to prepare and tastes great.



What chicken recipes do you prepare in the slow cooker?
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Comments

NELLJONES 10/31/2018
All of these can be done in an iron dutch oven in a slow oven. Report
BLESSOME 9/15/2018
Yum!!
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VFAITHFUL1 8/7/2018
I'm looking for low carb instant pot recipes. Report
ROSSYFLOSSY 7/15/2018
Great ideas! Report
DEE107 12/29/2017
good ideas Report
RAZZOOZLE 12/19/2017
great ideas Report
I try to eat clean, but a lot of recipes include bottled dressings, seasoning packages that include a lot of sodium. And your nutritional labels do NOT include sugar content of a recipe? Thanks Report
Awww, SP is usually so thoughtful about including meat-free recipes in your collections. Hope you will continue to do so in the future -- especially as plant-based protein is increasingly recommended as a more healthful alternative! Report
Love the recipes! Yummy! Report
You can never have to many recipes to keep the palate entertained...Thanks! Report
I use my slow cooker all the time! Report
Chicken is one of my favorite meats. Well that and ground turkey. Great to have more ideas for variety. Report
Love the ideas....looks like delicious recipes! Report
I need to try some of these. Report
YMWONG22
Nice. Report
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Love all the healthy and delicious slow cooker recipes! Report
I love all these ideas! Report
great ideas Report
good ideas
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DANALC1
Hi. I have a new crock pot that uses lines in place of the words "low," "high," or "keep warm." I assume that one line is for low, 2 lines is for high, and the squiggle lines is for keep warm. I have made 3 chicken recipes that suggest a low setting for 4 hours...and my chicken is so dry it is inedible. Any suggestions, tips or ideas as to what is going wrong? Help!! Report
I love my slow cooker, but I stopped using it for chicken because the texture of the chicken is so odd. It gets stringy and almost feels spongy to the tooth. What am I doing wrong? My hubby won't eat slow cooker chicken anymore because of this issue. :( Report
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Seems everyone focuses on chicken these days. But hubby can't eat poultry or seafood. Do you have an article like this for red meat? Report
OURSHADOW
Great ideas for chicken in the slow cooker. We raise our own chickens so we know what they have eaten. I will definitely be trying some of these recipes. We are retired so it is handy for us to use the slow cooker too. Even though we have more time for making meals sometimes it is easier to make good choices when you have planned ahead. Report
JULIA1154
Could someone remind me how to save this to my favorites? Thanks SO much!
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Oh Yum! I've tried a few of these....now I plan to try a few more! I love my crockpot. :) Report
DELLMEL
Everyone for themselves in the summer. Mostly salads and fruit. But I will give these a try. Report
123ELAINE456
Great Recipes. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care. Report
I wish I could add this to my favorites. Great recipes. Report
I think these are worth trying Report
I put my slow cooker out on the patio during the summer and fix a lot of meals as everyone is in and out during those months. Having it outside, I don't have it heat up the kitchen. Report
These all look yummy! Can't wait to try some of them! Report
SES823
They all look delicious! Report
MZNAYLUV
They look yummy! Report
It is always nice to come home after work to a delicious meal ready to eat. Report
Great recipes. Report
I love coming across healthy recipe ideas for the slow cooker! Report
STRINGI719 - I love the idea and will add that to my list of blog topics. Report
BALBAINS
Great recipes, I love cooking in slow cooker. Report
I tend to cook more beef or pork in the slow cooker, for some reason I feel that chicken ends up tasting funny in the slow cooker. I think because it has less fat than the other meats & tends to dry out. We eat plenty of chicken, just not prepared in the slow cooker. Report
I don't cook with meat anymore - can we get a compilation of vegetarian slow cooker meals? Report
Great recipes! Report
NOSUGARADDED87
I don't have a slow cooker, but I do have a pressure cooker. I have found some healthy recipes for pressure cookers as well, which are good for when you want a slow-cooker meal without taking slow-cooker time. Report
The salsa chicken recipe is one of my favorites. It is so easy to put together, and always tastes wonderful! Report
Yes! I am all for one pot meals!!!! Report