29 Best Ever Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes + Bonus Pineapple Chicken Recipes


29 Best Ever Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes + Bonus Pineapple Chicken Recipes

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Must-Make Sweet and Sour ChickenChicken recipes are a dime a dozen, but how do you make truly mouth-watering slow cooker recipes for chicken?  This selection of the 29 Best Ever Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes highlights those that stand out from the crowd.  From slow cooker chicken chili to a chicken and rice slow cooker recipe, this collection of the top free slow cooker chicken recipes coveres all the bases.  If you're in the mood for something traditional, go ahead and try the Slow Chicken 'n' Rice recipe.  If you're feeling more adventurous you might want to test out the Barbecue Chicken and Cheddar Quesadillas.  Whatever your taste, you're sure to find something delicious in this collection of the 29 best ever slow cooker chicken recipes.


Best Ever Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Table of Contents:

  1. Featured Recipe
  2. Chicken and Rice
  3. Chicken Chili
  4. Barbecue Chicken
  5. Chicken Soups and Stews

Featured Recipe

Creamy Herbed Chicken2

Creamy Herbed Chicken:  This creamy herbed chicken recipe packs a ton of flavor. Made with garlic and herb pasta sauce mix, this slow cooker chicken recipe goes perfect with fettuccine.


For more great slow cooker chicken recipes, check out our free eCookbook, "Slow Cooker Chicken: 16 of Our Best Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes."


Chicken and Rice

Apricot Orange Chicken

  1. Slow Chicken 'n' Rice:  If you're looking for the best chicken and rice recipe, Slow Chicken 'n' Rice is it!  This easy recipe features chicken, long-grain rice and broccoli and is a great chicken and rice slow cooker recipe to share with your friends!
  2. Cashew Chicken and Rice:  Anyone who loves Asian food will appreciate this chicken and rice slow cooker recipe.  Cashew chicken and rice is one of the best recipes for chicken breasts because it perfectly combines meat, vegetables and rice.
  3. Must-Make Sweet and Sour Chicken: This slow cooker sweet and sour chicken calls for pineapple, making the dish fresh and sweet. Serve it warm over a bed of white rice or egg noodles.
  4. Slow Cooker 7UP Chicken and Rice: Slow Cooker 7UP Chicken and Rice is a chicken and rice slow cooker recipe that only requires 5 simple ingredients and a little love.
  5. 4-Ingredient Apricot Orange Chicken: (shown) Apricot preserves, orange juice and onion soup mix pack the chicken breasts with flavor as they cook.
  6. Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Over Rice: Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Over Rice is a chicken and rice slow cooker recipe that's sure to be a weeknight dinner hit.
  7. Simple Salsa Chicken: Serve your chicken warm over a bed of rice. You could also shred it and wrap it in tortillas.

Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili Mac

  1. Ground Chicken Chili:  One of the easiest slow cooker recipes for chicken is ground chicken chili.  This particular slow cooker chicken chili recipe incorporates a lot of spices for a taste that can't be matched.
  2. Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili:  Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili is one of our favorite chicken slow cooker recipes because it's so unique.  For a slow cooker chicken chili that uses white cannellini beans, this recipe is your best bet.
  3. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili:  Slow cooker recipes for chicken can range from mild to spicy.  This Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili, made with buffalo wing sauce, will definitely get your taste buds kicking.
  4. White Chicken Chili Mac: (shown above) White Chicken Chili Mac is a great slow cooker chicken chili recipe that is chock-full of fresh veggies, chicken, and pasta.
  5. Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili: This dish is packed with tons of protein, thanks to the addition of one cup of quinoa, so you will stay full throughout the night after eating it. Whether you make this slow cooker chicken chili for a football Saturday, holiday party or family dinner, it is sure to be a major hit.
  6. Summer Chicken Chili: This slow cooker chicken chili recipe calls for beans, chicken breasts, tomatoes, green peppers, and corn. It's a hearty dish that's perfect for Sunday dinners.
  7. Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Chili: A package of ranch dressing mix blended with cumin and chili powder adds all the flavor you need for this slow cooker chicken chili.

If you love cooking with chicken breasts, sample our collection of "19 Slow Cooker Recipes with Chicken Breasts."


Barbecue Chicken

 Slow Cooker Barbecue Pineapple Chicken

  1. Barbecue In A Bag:  For a creative spin on a barbecue chicken slow cooker recipe, try this idea for Barbecue In A Bag.  It's a cozy barbecue chicken dish that's also nutritious because it incorporates brown rice. 
  2. Barbecue Pulled Chicken:  Slow cooker chicken recipes can be low-fat while also being full of flavor.  This Barbecue Pulled Chicken slow cooker recipe is a perfect example.
  3. Barbecue Chicken and Cheddar Quesadillas:  For a fun take on a Mexican staple, try these Barbecue Chicken and Cheddar Quesadillas.  You can buy pre-shredded chicken or shred your own for this barbecue chicken slow cooker recipe.
  4. Slow Cooker Barbecue Pineapple Chicken: (shown above) Slow Cooker Barbecue Pineapple Chicken is a sweet and savory slow cooker chicken breast recipe that will wow your taste buds. This colorful and tasty slow cooker chicken recipe is made with crushed pineapple, onion, bell peppers, and more.
  5. 2-ingredient Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken: This slow cooker BBQ chicken recipe for 2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken couldn't be easier--what's simpler than 2 ingredients?
  6. Slow Cooker Cheesy BBQ Chicken Bacon Sandwiches: Sweet and tangy, this sandwich is packed with flavor from the cheese, bacon, sauce and suggested onion rolls.
  7. Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad: Believe it or not, you can make a colorful and tasty chopped barbecued chicken salad recipe using your slow cooker.

Chicken Soups and Stews

Rich and Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

  1. Lazy Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup:  Slow cooker recipes for chicken soup don't get any easier than this!  Lazy Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup is great for those days when you don't feel like spending an eternity in the kitchen.
  2. Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew:  Slow cooker chicken recipes that use sweet potatoes are pretty unusual, which is why we love this Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew.  This is also a fun low-fat way to do a variation of chicken soup in a slow cooker.
  3. Rich Chicken Stew:  You'd be hard pressed to find a recipe more full of flavor than this Rich Chicken Stew.  This is the best chicken recipe we've had in a long time!
  4. Slow Cooker Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup: If you're a fan of the restaurant recipe, you'll love this copycat recipe for a homemade version. It's super simple to make in your slow cooker, particularly because this recipe incorporates pre-made gnocchi.
  5. Creamy Italian Chicken Tomato Soup: Combine two beloved slow cooker soup recipes into one with this creative recipe for Creamy Italian Chicken Tomato Soup.
  6. Rich and Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup: (shown above) This recipe for Rich and Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup will warm you up from the inside-out with deliciousness.
  7. Chicken Noodle Stew: This slow cooker stew is a heartier, creamier take on classic slow cooker chicken noodle soup. If you'd like your chicken soup to serve as a satisfying, filling meal all on its own, this recipe is a great option.


BONUS: Pineapple Chicken Recipes

Lazy Hawaiian Chicken


For ideas on how to cook slow cooker whole chicken, check out these recipes for the Ultimate Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker and Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with Herbs and Caramelized Onions.

For beef recipe ideas to make you in your slow cooker, check out our collection, A Cut Above: 10 Of Our 5-Star Beef Slow Cooker Recipes.



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