Dec 9, 2017 Recipes

Foodies Call These "the Best Chicken Crockpot Recipes"

by Gabrielle Savoie

Who said chicken was boring? Sure, it's the go-to meat that's graced our plates ad nauseam, and it's our flavor reference when trying frog legs—but boring is nothing if not an excuse for lazy cooking. If you're tired of your plain old chicken breasts, we dare you to try these nine creative crockpot chicken recipes.

Far from dull, these recipes are packed with flavor. Best of all, they're prepared in no time and slowly simmer while you're at work. Want to come home to delicious homemade tacos or a hearty chicken cacciatore? By taking only 10 minutes out of your morning, you can make it happen. Say goodbye to boring—these crockpot chicken recipes will take you around the world—from Mexico to Italy, Thailand, and back.

Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

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Courtesy of Creme de la Crumb

The Recipe: A chicken cacciatore that's entirely made in a crockpot? Yes, please. This healthy slow cooker chicken cacciatore recipe brings one of Italy's most beloved and classic dishes to your plate with only 15 minutes of prep.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 6 hours

Crockpot Mexican Chili Lime Chicken

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Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest

The Recipe: What if you could get home after a long day and have homemade tacos waiting for you? With this crockpot Mexican chili lime chicken, you can. Simply spoon the mixture into taco shells or bowls and top with cheese, guacamole, and salsa.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 6 hours

Crockpot Quinoa Chicken Primavera

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Courtesy of Pinch of Yum

The Recipe: Get ready for a healthy and deceptively simple recipe that's packed with greens and goodness. This crockpot quinoa chicken primavera is ready to cook in no time and mixes an array of healthy asparagus, peas, parsley, and watercress all coated in delicious pesto.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 4 hours

Crockpot Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest

The Recipe: Who doesn't crave a hearty tortilla soup on occasion? This crockpot spicy chicken tortilla soup will spice up your Mexican night without you having to do any heavy prep after work. Simply add the toppings and enjoy.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 6 hours

Crockpot Mexican Street Corn and Chicken Chowder

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Courtesy of Chelsea's Messy Apron

The Recipe: Perhaps one of the easiest soup recipes you'll ever throw in your slow cooker, this crockpot Mexican street corn and chicken chowder is comfort food at its very best. Simply dump the ingredients in the slow cooker and enjoy.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 3 hours

Thai Crockpot Paleo Chicken Noodle Soup

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Courtesy of Food Faith Fitness

The Recipe: Possibly one of the healthiest recipes you could cook up in your slow cooker, this Thai crockpot Paleo chicken noodle soup is Whole 30–approved. Eat it as a light and healthy meal or prepare it when you're feeling under the weather—this recipe is insanely easy and so delicious.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 8 hours

Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken Pozole

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Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest

The Recipe: For a hearty, healthy twist on winter soups, try this crockpot salsa verde chicken pozole. Filled with zucchini, sweet corn, avocado, and homemade tortilla strips, it's both packed with healthy ingredients and totally delicious.

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 6 hours

Crockpot Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

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Courtesy of Chelsea's Messy Apron

The Recipe: For a hearty winter casserole that's packed with flavor, try this crockpot creamy chicken and wild rice casserole. You'll love the classic flavors of the onion, carrot, and celery, while the paprika gives it a tasty kick. Top with grated cheddar.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 4 hours

Crockpot Creamy Cashew Chicken

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Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest

The Recipe: Whoever said chicken was boring? They clearly never tasted this crockpot creamy cashew chicken that's filled with curry, chili, and cumin flavors. Try it with steamed basmati rice and fresh naan bread for serving.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 4 hours