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7 Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

SEVEN simple slow cooker chicken recipes that have a lot of flavor for very little effort! Easy to prepare and made with wholesome ingredients, these crockpot chicken recipes are meal prep friendly and can be frozen as crockpot freezer meals!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, freezer, meal prep, slow cooker
Servings: 8
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Denise

Ingredients

Lemon Garlic Chicken

  • 2 lb boneless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chicken bouillon (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (cut into cubes)
  • 3 tablespoons white wine

After cooking

  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)

Cilantro Lime Chicken

  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 lime (zested)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves

BBQ Chicken

  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons ginger chopped (or 1/2 teaspoon powdered)

After cooking

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch in cold water
  • 2-3 tablespoons water

Honey Garlic Chicken

  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

After cooking

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2-3 tablespoons water

Salsa Chicken

  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

After cooking

  • salt to taste

Fajita Chicken

  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes (I recommend fire roasted)

1 hour before serving

  • 1 lime juiced
  • 4 bell peppers sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced

Instructions

Lemon Garlic Chicken

  • Place all ingredients not marked 'after cooking' in the base of a 5 quart slow cooker. 
  • Cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  • In a small pan, melt the butter. Stir in the lemon juice and cornstarch and mix until well combined. Stir into the slow cooker.
  • Turn slow cooker to high and cook for 30 minutes, or until cooking liquid is thickened. Add salt to taste.

Cilantro Lime Chicken

  • Combine all ingredients except for chicken breasts in a blender or the jar that comes with an immersion blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  • Shred chicken between two forks and toss in the cooking liquid.

BBQ Chicken

  • Combine all ingredients in the base of a 5 quart slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  • Shred the chicken with two forks and toss in the cooking liquid.

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

  • Place all ingredients not marked 'after cooking' in the base of a 5 quart slow cooker. 
  • Cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  • Stir together the cornstarch and water, then add to the slow cooker.
  • Turn slow cooker to high and cook for 30 or so more minutes, until cooking liquid is thickened.

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

  • Place all ingredients not marked 'after cooking' in the base of a 5 quart slow cooker. 
  • Cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  • Stir together the cornstarch and water, then add to the slow cooker.
  • Turn slow cooker to high and cook for 30 or so more minutes, until cooking liquid is thickened.

Salsa Chicken

  • Combine all ingredients in the base of a 5 quart slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  • Shred the chicken with two forks and toss in the cooking liquid.

Fajita Chicken

  • Place all ingredients not marked 'after cooking' in the base of a 5 quart slow cooker. 
  • Cook on low for 3-4 hours. 
  • Add lime juice and vegetables to the slow cooker. Cover and cook for another hour.
  • Shred chicken between two forks and toss in the cooking liquid before serving.

To assemble ahead and freeze

  • Combine all ingredients not marked 'after cooking' in a gallon-sized freezer bag.
  • Squeeze out extra air.
  • Freeze flat for up to 3 months.

Video

Notes

Nutritional information is for 1/2 cup of cilantro lime chicken
If you wish to reduce the serving size of these recipes, you'll need a smaller slow cooker (2.5 quart), otherwise the sauce may be too thin for a standard-sized slow cooker (5-6 quart)

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.6mg