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21 Favorite Chicken Slow-Cooker Recipes

Our best slow-cooker chicken recipes feature creamy sauces, zesty spices, fresh vegetables and other ideas for preparing chicken dinners, chicken soups and chicken stews.

Easy Italian Chicken

Purchased spaghetti sauce, cabbage wedges, onion and mushrooms combine for a no-fuss, flavorful chicken dish.

Easy Italian Chicken

Angel Chicken

Chicken and fresh mushrooms slow-cook in cream cheese, wine and soup. It's easy to put together but tastes like chicken in a complex cream sauce -- smooth with delicate seasoning.

Angel Chicken

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Nacho Cheese Chicken Chowder

This five-ingredient chowder goes together in minutes and then cooks two hours on high or four to five hours on low. Serve with breadsticks for dipping.

Nacho Cheese Chicken Chowder

Chicken & Shrimp Jambalaya

The three-pepper homemade Cajun seasoning adds lots of fiery flavor to this slow-cooker version of jambalaya. We've used no-salt-added and reduced-sodium products to create a healthier main dish.

Chicken & Shrimp Jambalaya

Super Simple Peachy Barbecue Chicken

Just three ingredients produce a rich-flavored, sweet-tangy barbecue sauce for drumsticks.

Super Simple Peachy Barbecue Chicken

Chicken and White Bean Stew

Great Northern or cannellini beans blend with chicken and purchased Alfredo sauce in this easy-to-assemble fall meal. Serve with crusty bread and tossed salad.

Chicken and White Bean Stew

Slow Cooker Coq au Vin

We adapted a classic French recipe of chicken cooked in wine for this slow-cooker specialty. Burgundy flavors the meaty chicken and forms the base of the gravy.

Slow Cooker Coq au Vin

Wild Rice and Chicken Soup

Mix a can of cream of chicken soup, mushrooms, veggies and rice mix for the soup base. Any boneless cooked chicken works in this recipe, but chicken thighs, with more moisture from fat, slow-cook the best.

Wild Rice and Chicken Soup

Saucy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Brown sugar, ketchup, lemonade concentrate and vinegar give this chicken its sweet-and-sour tang.

Saucy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Moroccan Chicken Stew

Combine spices with raisins and apricots to season this slow-cooker chicken stew. Serve on couscous and topped with toasted pine nuts and fresh cilantro.

Moroccan Chicken Stew

Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken

Cranberry sauce combined with tapioca and onion soup simmers to perfection in this five-ingredient main dish recipe, a slow-cooker version of an oven classic. Serve over white rice to complete the fall meal.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken

Cashew Chicken

A package of frozen veggies, canned mushrooms and canned soup shorten the prep work in this takeout-style recipe.

Cashew Chicken

Chicken Cacciatore

Serve this slow-cooked Italian classic with plenty of pasta to sop up the chunky sauce, full of fresh mushrooms, celery, carrots, onions, sweet peppers, diced tomatoes and garlic.

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Stroganoff

Combine condensed cream of mushroom soup, chicken, chopped onion and water for this easy slow-cooker stroganoff. Just before serving, add sour cream, and spoon over hot cooked noodles.

Chicken Stroganoff

Warm-Me-Up Chicken Chili

Chicken, chopped vegetables and canned beans make a warm and comforting chili. Our recipe gives variations for Slow Cooker Chicken Chili as well as a spicier Chipotle Chicken Chili.

Warm-Me-Up Chicken Chili

Chicken and Vegetables with Herbs

Slow-simmer chicken legs with wine, rosemary, thyme, mushrooms and pearl onions. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice.

Chicken and Vegetables with Herbs

Easy Italian Chicken

Purchased spaghetti sauce, cabbage wedges, onion and mushrooms combine for a no-fuss, flavorful chicken dish.

Easy Italian Chicken

Spanish Chicken Stew

This Spanish-inspired main dish features chicken thighs with red-skinned potatoes, sliced onions, diced tomatoes, sweet peppers and olives for a savory stew.

Spanish Chicken Stew

Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Stew

Curry and ginger give zesty Indian flavor to the chicken, chickpeas and diced tomatoes in this slow cooker meal. Stir in fresh spinach leaves just before serving for added color and nutrition.

Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Stew

Slow Cooker French Chicken Stew

Save time with premade pasta sauce for this slow-cooker recipe. Tender chicken, herbs and fresh vegetables blend for a crowd-pleasing dish.

Slow Cooker French Chicken Stew

Slow-Cooked Chicken and Biscuits

Dress up packaged biscuit mix with cheddar cheese, then bake while a chicken-and-vegetable mixture simmers in your slow cooker. A small package of cream cheese adds a creamy finish to the chicken.

Slow-Cooked Chicken and Biscuits

 

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