Slow-Cooker Chicken Main Dish Recipes
Our slow-cooker chicken recipes feature creamy sauces, zesty spices, fresh vegetables and other ideas for preparing chicken dinners, soups and stews.
Slow-Cooker Murgh Tari
Chicago cookbook author Anupy Singla adapted this deeply spiced, ginger-punched murgh (chicken) tari (sauce) from her husband, who is also Punjabi. The recipe is featured in Singla's cookbook The Indian Slow Cooker.
Short on time? Try the Pressure-Cooker Murgh Tari version of this recipe.
Red Bean, Chicken, and Sweet Potato Stew
Vitamin-rich sweet potatoes and creamy peanut butter complement spicy Cajun seasoning in this easy chicken slow-cooker stew.
Jalapeño Chicken Breasts
Chili powder and sliced pickled jalapeño chile pepper turn up the heat on these slow-cooked chicken breasts. Add a cream cheese sauce before serving, and sprinkle with bacon, if you like.
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Super Simple Peachy Barbecue Chicken
Just three ingredients produce a rich-flavored, sweet-tangy barbecue sauce for drumsticks.
Hot and Spicy Braised Peanut Chicken
Creamy peanut butter, red curry paste and fresh ginger flavor a Thai-inspired chicken slow-cooker recipe.
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Greek Oregano Chicken with Spinach, Orzo and Grape Tomatoes
Rub oregano, parsley and basil on chicken breasts before slow-cooking with spinach and tomatoes in a low-sodium broth. Finish the healthy slow-cooker dinner by serving with cooked orzo and a sprinkling of Parmesan.
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Easy Chicken Tetrazzini
Tetrazzini is a pasta dish with mushrooms and cream sauce. We added black pepper, nutmeg and green onions to our easy slow-cooker version.
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.
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.
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.
This slow-cooker recipe delivers a world of flavors, with curry playing off of jalapeños, raisins, shredded coconut and sweet peppers.
Herbed Chicken and Mushrooms
Love mushrooms? Pick your favorite type or mix and match for this slow-cooker recipe. Serve chicken and vegetables over pasta drizzled with cooking juices.
Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
This 170-calorie slow-cooker version of a classic comfort food takes just 25 minutes of prep and uses reduced-fat cream cheese in its creamy homemade broth.
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 rice to complete the meal.
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.
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Garlic Chicken with Artichokes
Garlic alone is enough to amp up chicken's tastiness, but adding artichokes to the slow cooker takes this dish to the next level.
Ground chipotle chili pepper and fire-roasted diced tomatoes add just the right amount of heat to this tropical take on slow-cooker chicken. We like it served with fresh pineapple wedges, lime wedges and Mexican crema.
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.
Cuban Arroz con Pollo
The classic Latin American dish of chicken and rice gets a modern makeover with the help of a slow cooker and some nutrition upgrades like brown rice and extra vegetables. Anchiote powder gives the dish a slightly tart flavor and brilliant yellow-red hue.
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 in your slow-cooker. Serve with breadsticks for dipping.
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.
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Chicken Cassoulet-Style Soup
This five-ingredient slow-cooker recipe features hearty chunks of smoked turkey sausage and chicken cooked with a red wine pasta sauce broth and cannellini beans.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie
Make this classic comfort food in your slow cooker with chicken thighs and a mix of fresh and frozen veggies, then top with piecrust pieces browned in the oven just before you serve the dish.
Easy Italian Chicken
Purchased spaghetti sauce, cabbage wedges, onion and mushrooms combine for a no-fuss, flavorful chicken dish.