Our Best Chicken Goulash (in a Slow Cooker)


Our Best Chicken Goulash (in a Slow Cooker)

An easy slow cooker chicken goulash the whole family will fall in love with.


Our Best Slow Cooker Chicken Goulash
Our Best Slow Cooker Chicken Goulash

Our Best Chicken Goulash (in a Slow Cooker) is an easy goulash recipe that's packed with flavor, and it tastes just like the recipe grandma used to make. This updated slow cooker version carries over all the wonderful flavors and aromas of a classic goulash from the old country and makes them even easier to duplicate. 

You and your family will fall in love with this delicious blend of spices, and it'll easily become a regular addition to your weekly rotation of recipes. The fact that you can make this chicken goulash in a slow cooker means you can have all the comfort of a winter dish in the summer without heating up the house!


Preparation Time15 min

Slow Cooker Time HIGH2 hr 30 min

Slow Cooker Time LOW6 hr



  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 sweet red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 (28-ounce) can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (light or dark should work)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

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I have never made chicken Goulash before, so I am looking forward to trying this recipe. It looks really easy and I am always looking for new slow cooker recipes to try. I do have a question. What are 'crushed tomatoes'? I have looked for them in my local supermarket but the closest I can find are regular chopped tomatoes in juice in a can. Is that the same thing? Would it affect the taste if I used chopped tomatoes instead of crushed?

Definitely looking forward to enjoying this one. Sounds delicious!

I have never made goulash with chicken. It has always had beef in the recipe. Do you use the seasoned, diced tomatoes, or just the plain kind? Sometimes it matters, and sometimes it don't, so I always make sure. It sure sounds delicious. I know it will be something different to put on the table, and that is exactly what we are looking for now.

We love goulash at our house, so I make it quite often. I make it without tomatoes, but I do add three tablespoons of paprika. I also add caraway seeds and marjoram. We usually eat it with bread dumplings or broad noodles and occasionally with mashed potatoes.


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