Slow cooker chicken dinners are a mainstay in my meal plan. While they don't require all-day cooking, they do come with the promise of minimal prep and allow me to float in and out of the house until they're ready.
From takeout favorites to make at home to a fast and fancy spring meal, these 10 slow cooker chicken dinners deserve a place in your meal plan ASAP.
Stir some cubed chicken breasts and pantry ingredients together in the slow cooker, and in a couple of hours you'll have dinner. Use that time to decide whether you'll serve it in a rice bowl, over a bed of noodles, on top of a salad, or wrapped in lettuce leaves.
Go with a fresh salsa from the deli or refrigerator section over jarred salsa here. Fresh salsas have more liquid than cooked and canned varieties, and help ensure the chicken breasts are nice and tender after cooking.
It doesn't get much easier than this chicken dinner. Pile everything into the slow cooker, and at the end of the day you're rewarded with a totally comforting and wholesome meal. It'll also leave you with plenty of leftovers for tomorrow's lunch.
This perfect-for-spring dinner could not be any easier to pull off, yet feels elegant and a little fancy. To keep the greens bright and barely wilted, stir them into the slow cooker in the last minutes of cooking.
Take your pick of chicken breasts, thighs, or a combination of the two to bring this saucy supper to the table.
Dishes are kept to a minimum with this takeout favorite by mixing the sauce together in the bowl of the slow cooker.
Break out your slow cooker and taco night instantly becomes a whole lot easier.
Since this herby shredded chicken comes together in as little as an hour, get a jump start on dinner by cooking it the night before.
Whole chicken in the slow cooker doesn't deliver the crackly skin you'd expect from the oven, but it treats you to something even better: the juiciest, most succulent meat you've ever tasted.