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Easy crockpot chicken recipes are a great meal-time solution. And perfect meals to add to your meal planning rotation. There are a HUGE variety of slow cooker chicken recipes and to best fit your needs, I broke them down into three great categories: Quick Prep, Traditional, and Freezer Meals. You don’t have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen to cook great meals the ones you love! Easy crockpot meals just rock.
Quick Prep Easy Crockpot Chicken Recipes
Quick prep or “dump” recipes are the true joy of easy crockpot chicken recipes. With little prep but big flavor these recipes will help you get dinner on the table quickly and easily.
Hawaiian Chicken-The Mom Maven
Heart Healthy Chicken Taco Soup – SoFab Food
Amish Chicken and Noodles-The Mom Maven
Mexicali Chicken-SoFab Food
4 Ingredient Salsa Verde Chicken-So Fab Food
Honey Sriracha Chicken– Fairyburger
Crockpot Chicken Tacos– The Mom Maven
Chicken Fried Rice-Simple Hacks Living
Easy Weeknight Crockpot Chicken Fajitas-Simple Hacks Living
Easy Slow Cooker Dinner Creamy Chicken Chili-Dinner With The Rollos
Traditional Easy Crockpot Chicken Recipes
Traditional recipes are crowd pleasers. Many traditional recipes call from “cream of” soups. If you have dietary restrictions or choose not to use “cream of” soups, check out the bottom of the post for alternatives.
Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti– About A Mom
Chicken Teriyaki– To Simply Inspire
Chicken Pot Pie– Sugar, Spice and Glitter
Caprese Chicken Soup-SoFab Food
Chicken and Dumplings– RaeGunRamblings
Freezer Friendly Easy Crockpot Chicken Recipes
Once A Month Meals is my favorite resource for easy freezer meals. You can easily choose a few of the recipes to prep on the weekend. Freezer meals give you freedom on busy nights or times when you don’t have time to run to the grocery store. Having a few freezer meals on hand at all times is a true stress reliever. If you are interested in freezer cooking but don’t have a lot of time, read these tips that I follow for fast easy dinners without huge prep times.
Nutmeg Nanny Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs – Once A Month Meals
Santa Fe Chicken DF/GF– Once A Month Meals
Honey Bourbon Chicken DF/GF– Once A Month Meals
Creamy Italian Chicken– Once A Month Meals
Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Butternut Squash – Once A Month Meals
Bake Bean Chicken– Once A Month Meals
Southwestern Chicken and Veggies-Once A Month Meals
Quick Prep Tips
Need to quickly shred a bunch of chicken? You can quickly shred cooked chicken using your Kitchen Aid mixer with the paddle attachment. Simply add your hot chicken and turn mixer onto stir. You will have shredded chicken super fast.
A sharp knife is the key to faster chopped veggies. Suprisingly, you do not have to own the most expensive knife in order to have a good knife. My favortie knives are both $10 knives.
You do however need to properly care for your knives and keep them sharp. I do not recommend purchasing “ever sharp knives”; because you cannot sharpen them.
Easy Slow Cooker Cleanup
Have you discovered the amazing joy of crockpot liners? They make cleanup so much easier and eliminate scrubbing. If you cook an easy meal, you deserve to have an easy cleanup and crockpot liners are the answer.
“Cream Of” Alternatives
So many easy crockpot chicken recipes call for cans of cream of something. If you don’t love using canned soups or have dietary restrictions, here is a complete guide (including many different dietary options) of how to make your own cream soups and freeze them for later use.
Tips For Slow Cooker Recipe Success
- Follow recipe instructions. I do not suggest doubling or halfing recipes until you have tried the recipe at least once.
- Do not lift the lid during cooking. Each time you lift the lid during cooking you are letting out heat. Unless the recipe specifically tells you to open and stir just leave the lid on. Opening the lid effects the cooking time of recipes.
- Know your crockpot. Different crockpots can vary slightly. Your crockpot might heat up more or less than mine, so if you have problems with over/under cooked crockpot recipes it could be that you need to slightly adjust cooking times.
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