Slow Cooker Chicken Main Dish Recipes

Find delicious slow cooker chicken recipes for soup, chili, pulled chicken, shredded chicken, and more.

Staff Picks

Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga

Rating: Unrated
92
A spicy chicken and chile dish. A good friend of mine from Guadalajara who works hard to make this on the stove inspired me to make my own version in the slow cooker. Serve on tostada shells and garnish with chopped cilantro and onions.

Boneless Chicken Breast with Tomatoes, Coconut Milk, and Chickpeas in the Slow Cooker

Rating: Unrated
4
This is a super easy slow cooker dish I make when I don't have much time for prep as everything just goes in the slow cooker without any previous cooking and I serve it over rice. It is not spicy because otherwise my kids won't eat it, so feel free to spice it up to your liking.

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Rating: Unrated
12
So easy and delicious you won't believe it. All 4 of my kids love this dish, not an easy accomplishment! Spoon into tortillas with your choice of toppings, or you can spoon onto rice.

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Rating: Unrated
14
Not quite a tortilla soup, not quite a taco soup, this comes together fast and gets better overnight. Stores like a dream and has fabulous flavor. Serve with sour cream and cheese on top, with either tortilla chips or cornbread on the side. Or if you're feeling fancy, you could make some paninis with pepper Jack cheese, roasted red peppers, avocados, tomatoes and mushrooms. Very tasty!

Chicken Zoodle Pho

Rating: Unrated
1
Chicken zoodle pho made super simple in the slow cooker and topped with spiralized zucchini noodles for a healthy version of a restaurant favorite. Make takeout easy at home with a comforting bowl of this gluten-free and low-calorie soup!

Slow Cooker Chicken Pepperoni

Rating: Unrated
52
Chicken breast with a little kick, served over spaghetti. Use your favorite spaghetti sauce - I use one with mushrooms and green bell peppers.

Slow Cooker Alabama Pulled BBQ Chicken

Rating: Unrated
25
Tender pulled chicken with a southern white sauce. This wonderful pulled chicken has the perfect balance of seasoning with a hint of Alabama BBQ. The sauce is not overly powerful but you can always add more or leave it off and still have a great tasting pulled chicken for sandwiches or plain. I searched and searched for an easy slow cooker pulled chicken recipe that would be similar to a popular BBQ restaurant. I never found one, so here's my own recipe. My family of six loves this. Keep remaining sauce refrigerated until ready to serve. Great to spread on sandwich, lettuce leaf, or drizzle over chicken on plate.

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Rating: Unrated
111
This is a very quick, easy, and tasty version of the national dish of the UK! Try it once and you'll make it time and again. Serve over basmati rice.

Whole Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe

Rating: Unrated
295
Makes great, spicy, juicy chicken with little work. Get a chicken with a pop-up timer if you can.

Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

Rating: Unrated
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Cubed chicken breast cooked in the slow cooker with a simple, creamy sauce mixture. This is so good, and so easy to make on a busy day. Serve over hot cooked rice, if desired.

Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken II

Rating: Unrated
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Seasoned, browned chicken breasts slow cooked with lemon juice, garlic, and chicken bouillon. A wonderful 'fix and forget' recipe that is easy and pleases just about everyone. Great served with rice or pasta, or even alone.

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Dumplings

Rating: Unrated
64
Easy, creamy chicken and dumplings made from refrigerator biscuits are slow-cooked into comfort-food perfection.

Inspiration and Ideas

Slow Cooker Moscow Chicken

Rating: Unrated
59
"My family of picky eaters loves this dish. My only suggestion is please cook your bacon a bit first so it crisps up nicely when the dish is done." – MaryJaneHarrison

Low-Cal Chicken Dinners

These healthy slow cooker recipes are 5-star delicious, and under 300 calories!

Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo with Shrimp

Rating: Unrated
64

This Cajun-inspired dish practically makes itself. Just dump the ingredients in the slow cooker, toss in the shrimp a few minutes before serving and voila! Dinner is served.