15 Easy, Healthy Crockpot Chicken Recipes


15 Easy, Healthy Crockpot Chicken Recipes

Apr 9, 2015 //

If you’re looking for the perfect cold-weather meal that requires minimal effort, look no further than your crockpot.  These slow cooker chicken recipes will show you how a crockpot, a small amount of time, and a few flavorful ingredients can help to create healthy, delicious meals.

1. Jalapeno Chicken Breasts

If you’re looking for some spice, look no further. Give your chicken a southwestern makeover with this easy recipe. Throw the ingredients in a slow cooker, go about your day, and come back to a spicy, cheesy delight. Here is the recipe.  

2. Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken

Here’s a great dish to serve over pasta, rice, or on its own. Lemon, garlic, and chicken bouillon are added to browned chicken breasts for a flavorful feast. You’ll only need 15 minutes of prep time to get this recipe going. Find it here.

3. Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Picture it: tender dumplings paired with chicken, potatoes, carrots and celery in a creamy sauce. This is a classic comfort food dish that can be cooked in the slow cooker for up to eight hours. Dig in here

4. Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Poblano peppers lend a rich green chile flavor to this recipe, which make more typically-used fattening ingredients like cream cheese nonessential. Orange juice and apple cider vinegar add unexpected but delicious flavors. Serve the tacos in warmed tortillas. Find the recipe here.

5. Wine and Tomato Braised Chicken

Combine chicken thighs with an herb-infused tomato-and-wine sauce for this healthy dish. It goes well on rice or pappardelle. Add steamed broccoli with olive oil and lemon for a healthy, delicious meal. Find the recipe here.

6. Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

When you think about slow cooker meals, don’t forget to think outside the box. This shredded chicken recipe goes inside Kaiser rolls or burger buns for a sandwich that’s sure to please. Leftovers can easily be frozen and reheated. Check out the recipe here.

7. Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo

It’s gumbo time with this quick-and-easy recipe. You’ll need 15 minutes of prep time and six hours of slow cooker time. There’s even a video to help you get started. Check out the recipe here

8. Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

When you need a cozy, comforting recipe to get you through a cold spell, it doesn’t get much cozier than this. This recipe combines the best of two worlds: chicken and pie. Grab a spoon and dig in. Here is the recipe.

9. Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Kick up the spice level with this Indian recipe, which only takes ten minutes of hands-on preparation time. The gram masala (cumin, cinnamon, coriander, and cayenne) spice mixture will have you going back for seconds. Find the recipe here.

10. Deviled Chicken

Ten minutes of prep time, eight hours of slow cooker time, and bam: you’ve got tender chicken with a honey, mustard, garlic and curry sauce. Leftovers can easily be frozen and reheated. Find the recipe here.

11. Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup

Do you love chicken Parmesan? Do you love soup? You’ll love this recipe, which combines the decadence of a chicken Parmesan sandwich with the healthiness of a big bowl of soup. Mmm. Here is the recipe.

12. Sesame-Ginger Chicken

For a sweet, tender chicken that’s best served over rice, look no further. Say no to takeout and make this chicken with a sweet Asian glaze instead. You’ll need just a little bit of stovetop time and a few hours of slow cooker time to make this meal a success.  Check out the recipe here.   

13. Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken

Sometimes slow cooker recipes are basic, but other times they offer a lot of pizazz. This recipe is fancy enough for a holiday meal but as simple to make as any other slow cooker recipe. Find the recipe here

14. Barbecue Shredded Chicken

Pulled chicken is both easier to make and healthier overall than pulled beef or pork, so that’s a win-win. Add a delicious barbecue sauce and you’ve got it made. Look here for the recipe. 

15. Slow Cooker Chicken Ramen Noodles

Combine the frugality of ramen noodles with the delicious Japanese flavors of this recipe and you have yourself a winner. This is not your mother’s ramen noodle recipe. This is a complex dish that’s easily made with a slow cooker. Check it out here



Kristen Forbes

Kristen Forbes is a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon who enjoys hiking, running, vegetarian food, and intuitive eating. She is always on the lookout for innovative recipes, fun workouts, and new ideas for taking care of her body and mind.

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