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Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Versatile and healthy, chicken adds a wonderful dimension to the dinner table. We've provided several delectable ways to fix it so you'll never lose inspiration. Best of all, these recipes can be made in the slow cooker, so there's less work, faster cleanup, and more time to enjoy outside of the kitchen.

Chicken Chili

A lighter take on classic chili, this slow cooker recipe is sure to fill you up. Protein-packed chicken and kidney beans leave you feeling full while keeping this dish to 23 grams of carb per serving.

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Chicken Mulligatawny Soup

Curry powder offers a delicious taste to this Asian-inspired soup. Dish it up tonight for a low-calorie meal the whole family will love.

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Curried Chicken and Vegetable Stew

Curry and fresh cilantro add flair to this easy savory dish. Carrots and potatoes up the comfort level of this stew, making it a great pick for even the pickiest eater.

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Chicken-Shrimp Jambalaya

Cajun seasoning adds a fiery kick to this low-fat, easy-to-fix dish. Make sure you thaw the shrimp, if frozen, before adding them to the chicken mixture. Garnish each serving with celery leaves for a pop of color.

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Ladle this Mexican-style soup into your favorite warm bowl for some Southwestern comfort food that's low-cal and low-carb.

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Herbed Chicken and Mushrooms

Spinach fettuccini cooks up tenderly and offers a lively flavor that complements the fresh mushrooms and herbs.

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Chicken Osso Buco

Pan-fried drumsticks amp up the heartiness in this delicious dish. Serve it with hot cooked multigrain penne pasta (rather than plain) to create a more nutritious entree.

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Chinese Red-Cooked Chicken

Chinese egg noodles are an angel hair look-alike that keep this pasta dish to 24 grams of carb per serving. Create a spice bag from star anise, orange peel, fresh ginger, cinnamon sticks, garlic cloves, and peppercorns to boost flavor without adding fat.

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Simple Hoisin Chicken

This Asian dish is diabetes-friendly thanks to the sweet tapioca used as a thickening agent. Toss in frozen stir-fry vegetables during the last 30-45 minutes for an easy addition of flavor and nutrients.

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Country Captain

Whether served over white or brown rice, this Southern classic is sure to please any comfort-food craving. Garnish with chopped onions and sliced almonds to add some color and crunch.

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Chicken and Vegetables with Herbs

Use either thighs or drumsticks to make this comfort-food favorite that includes mushrooms and small onions. Serve the dish with mashed potatoes if you like.

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Cajun Chicken with Okra

Bottled cayenne pepper sauce is a vinegar-base sauce made from hot red cayenne chile peppers. Use it lightly on this dish unless you want an extra kick of flavor.

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Paella with Chicken and Shrimp

This diabetes-friendly take on traditional Spanish cuisine is slow cooked to perfection and lower in fat than the classic dish. Smoked turkey sausage links offer a lean alternative to higher-fat Italian sausage.

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Chicken Panini with Cilantro Mayonnaise

Cilantro mayonnaise adds Southwestern flavor to this slow-simmered chicken sandwich. Sliced pineapple and fresh spinach leaves give the pressed sandwich a colorful presence.

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Curried Chicken with Naan

Naan is an East India flatbread. If you can't find naan bread at your supermarket and bread baking is not your specialty, serve this Indian-style dish with whole wheat pita bread wedges.

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Chicken Vera Cruz

Jalapeno peppers and onions create a bold flavor in this diabetes-friendly, slow-simmered dish. Garnish with a parsley-olive topping for colorful presentation.

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Chicken Ragout

Adding chunky tomatoes and fresh mushrooms to a chicken-and-noodles mixture creates a slow cooker dish the whole family is sure to love.

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Potato, Sausage, and Egg Breakfast

This slow cooker breakfast recipe can cook all night so you can wake up to a delicious breakfast -- just poach the eggs and you're done!

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Greek-Style Chicken Salad

Want a salad with robust flavors that leave you feeling satisfied? This mixture of shredded chicken from our master recipe, a Greek vinaigrette dressing, crisp lettuce, and crunchy vegetables will do the trick.

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Apricot-Mustard Chicken Sandwiches

For a quick lunch or dinner, stack up these sandwiches in only 15 minutes by using leftover chicken from the master recipe.

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Peanut Noodles with Chicken and Vegetables

This Asian-style dish is packed with fiber-rich veggies and shredded chicken from our handy master recipe -- all coated with a savory peanut butter sauce.

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Chicken Fajita Chili

Combine your favorite south-of-the-border flavors in a stew that's sure to give its filled-tortilla counterpart some healthy competition.

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Chicken Bean Burritos

Two healthy sources of protein will keep you satisfied long after you enjoy this meal. Leftover chicken can be tossed over your favorite vegetable salad.

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Thyme and Garlic Chicken

Simple ingredients marry together in a tangy orange sauce that's fork-lickin' good.

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Chicken, Barley, and Leek Stew

Whole grain barley is high in fiber and helps to prevent blood sugar spikes.

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Chicken in Wine Sauce

The gaminess of dark meat is softened by the sweetness of wine in this recipe that recalls a classic winter stew.

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Savory Barbecue Chicken

Enjoy the tanginess of barbecue without all the sweetness of typical sauces. Pair with fresh grilled vegetables for a hit at your next party.

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Rosemary Chicken

For a stronger rosemary infusion, press the spice into the chicken just before browning.

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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

You'll get a kick out of this Cajun-inspired stew that's loaded with veggies.

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Cacciatore-Style Chicken

Simmered low all day, this nutrient-packed chicken dish will be highly anticipated.

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Chicken and Pepperoni

Like a pizza only healthier. Enjoy the tangy cheese, olives, and tomato-base sauce in this classic dish.

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Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Lentil Stew

Lentils are low on the glycemic index and help with weight control and overall health.

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Jambalaya-Style Chicken and Shrimp

Some like it spicy: Adjust the heat by seasoning to taste with cayenne pepper.

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Lemon Chicken with Stuffing

Nutty cream sauce with hints of citrus and a hearty sourdough stuffing will leave you pining for more of this classic comfort meal.

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Fix-and-Forget White Chili

Creamy white chili gets its texture from lots of beans and veggies. This dish is popular for crowds and potlucks, and leftovers freeze well.

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Brunswick Stew

You'll look forward to coming home to this hearty stew. Substitute eggplant or asparagus for okra, if you prefer.

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Spanish Chicken Stew

In a classic twist on an Italian pasta dish, this hearty stew uses potatoes instead of noodles.

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