15 Simple Crock Pot Chicken Recipes the Family Will Love

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If your little one’s favorite food group is chicken, you’re in luck! From green chicken chili to chicken parm to chicken tacos, we’ve rounded up the ultimate list of Crock Pot chicken recipes that even the pickiest of eaters will love. So put down the chicken nuggets and start clicking through the gallery to find your next easy meal. 

A Taste of Madness

Crock Pot Spicy Chicken Drumsticks

This spicy chicken drumstick recipe from A Taste of Madness will be a crowd pleaser for the whole family. Try this recipe on a weeknight and you may be surprised by how easy it is.

Domestic Superhero

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

We love this lightened-up version of classic buffalo wings from Domestic Superhero. Shredded chicken is bathed in a mouthwatering sauce, then wrapped in butter lettuce. 


Mushroom Chicken

For a simple but comforting meal, try this quick recipe, adapted from Easy Crock Pot Recipes:

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1/4 c flour (swap cornstarch for flour to make it gluten-free)

1 box of sliced mushrooms

Salt, pepper and paprika


1. Rinse chicken breasts. Sprinkle salt, pepper and paprika on BOTH sides. Place in crock pot.

2. Mix other ingredients together. Add to crock pot. Cook on LOW 6-8 hours.

3. Serve over pasta or rice if desired.

One Lovely Life

Butter Chicken

Your littles will love this dairy-free butter chicken from One Lovely Life. The creamy, flavorful sauce, paired with rice or quinoa, is sure to have the whole fam asking for seconds. 

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Chicken Tacos

Make any night Taco Night! This recipe is foolproof, and kiddos can choose their own toppings, from sour cream to salsa to shredded cheese. 

Baking & Creating with Avril

Chicken Parmesan

This simplified take on chicken parm from Baking & Creating with Avril is bound to be a hit with picky kiddos. It skips the breading process, making it a healthier and quicker version than the original.

Moms with Crockpots

Tuscan Chicken and Beans

Served over rice or pasta, this recipe adapted from Moms with Crockpots makes for a lightning-fast weeknight meal. It’s a smart way to use those cans of beans and tomatoes hanging out at the back of your pantry, too.

Shared Appetite

Honey Soy Chicken

For an instant family fave, make this Asian-inspired recipe from Shared Appetite. Savory soy sauce and tart pineapple juice come together to make a super tasty sauce for the chicken. Drooling yet?

GI 365

Rosemary Chicken with Butternut Squash

There’s nothing quite like the combo of butternut squash and rosemary to make a meal seem less than ordinary. The secret to making this savory dish from GI 365, is adding a can of soup to make it both creamy and satisfying without a lot of extra work.

Slow Cooker Gourmet

Green Chicken Chili

For a fun twist on chili, try this fantastic recipe from Slow Cooker Gourmet. With salsa verde, fresh corn and white beans, it’s super hearty and delicious topped with sour cream or tortilla chips. 

Sarah Olson’s The Magical Slow Cooker: Recipes for Busy Moms

Chicken and Gravy

This filling dish is more prep than fuss thanks to this foolproof recipe from Sarah Olson’s cookbook. Served on top of mashed potatoes and bread, it doesn’t get much more comfort food than this. 

Whitney Bond

Chicken Ragu

Switch up your usual pasta dish by making this delish ragu from Whitney Bond. The sauce gets better and better as it simmers, making it the perfect slow cooker meal.

Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

Chicken with Balsamic and Tomatoes

Pop some tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and chicken in the crockpot with a few herbs and you’ll come home to an amazingly hearty meal. We love this recipe from Mom’s Kitchen Handbook, and chances are your family will feel the same way. 


Chicken with Grapes

Chicken and grapes might sound like a strange combination, but this recipe from Dash marries the two perfectly. Add simmered tomatoes, chickpeas and butternut squash to the cumin-spiced chicken, and you’ve got a complex and delicious meal.

Leah’s Thoughts

Lemon Chicken Pitas

Put anything in a pita, and our kids are on board. This Greek-inspired recipe from Leah’s Thoughts is bound to be a hit. Topped with tzatziki sauce, tomatoes and onion, you’ll be happy to come home to this meal. 


— Taylor Clifton & Susie Foresman

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