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13 Healthy Crockpot Chicken Recipes

Browse through this list of healthy crockpot chicken recipes! They are easy, flavorful and definitely not boring. Save this page and come back to it for dinner recipes your whole family will love.

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It’s no secret we love our crockpot recipes. They are an easy way to make a complete meal with minimal prep or clean up. Personally, I have at least one on my menu every week.

I don’t always make crockpot chicken recipes but it seems like whenever I do, they are an immediate hit. Especially in the winter when a cozy pot of something delicious simmering in the kitchen is so alluring. So I scoured the internet for super easy and healthy Crock Pot chicken recipes and settled on this list of 13.

Do you have a favorite? Leave me a comment below and let me know. I’ll add it to the list!

Can You Put Frozen Chicken In The Crockpot?

One note before we dive into the recipes: I get asked all the time about using frozen chicken for slow cooker meals and even though many internet recipes say it’s okay—it’s not.

The chicken spends too much time thawing in the slow cooker and can easily pick up bacteria that can make you really sick. Make sure the chicken is at least three-quarters of the way thawed before you put it in the Crock Pot, ‘kay?

Don’t believe me? Check out this article all about Slow Cooker Food Safety from the USDA.

13 Healthy Crockpot Chicken Recipes

1. Healthy Orange Chicken from G-Free Foodie

Celebrate citrus season with this terrific gluten-free recipe from my friend K.C. Cornwell. Fresh oranges, honey, soy sauce (or tamari), and spices come together to create an incredible sauce for this healthy slow cooker chicken recipe. Also includes instant pot instructions.

An orange colored chicken thighs on a bed of rice noodles on a brown coper plate with a sprig of cilantro.
Image by G-Free Foodie

2. Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore from Healthy Seasonal Recipes

This is one of those chicken dinners that looks and tastes like it took way more work than it actually did. Chicken thighs slowly cooked in a tomato-mushroom sauce that practically makes itself. It is amazing over pasta or polenta. Or serve with a side of broccolini for a Whole 30 meal.

3. Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Pulled Chicken Sandwiches from Sarcastic Cooking

This is one of those meals that comes together without too much hassle but is still satisfying and healthy. Chicken breasts, lemon, garlic, and wine cooked in a slow cooker until it is falling apart and juicy. This makes fantastic chicken sandwiches or wonderful meal prep with rice or roasted potatoes.

4. Honey Lime Crockpot Chicken Tacos from ¡Hola! Jalapeño

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, lime juice, serrano chiles, tomatoes, and honey simmer away in the crockpot all day. Come dinner time you have a low-effort, high-reward tacos waiting for you. Simply warm some tortillas, slice up an avocado and you’re ready to eat!

5. Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie from Longbourn Farm

As far as slow cooker chicken recipes go this one is a family favorite. It doesn’t get more comforting than chicken pot pie and this recipes makes it so much easier than a traditional chicken pot pie. Instead of a flaky pie crust you make a quick biscuit dough that “bakes” in the crockpot.

A serving of chicken pot pie on a white plate with carrots, chicken, peas, and topped with a biscuit and herbs.
Image by Longbourn Farm

6. Crockpot Mongolian Chicken from Carlsbad Cravings

So much better for you than take out Mongolian Beef and super easy too! We especially love the sweet and savory six-ingredient sauce. Just cook raw chicken with the incredible soy and brown sugar sauce until tender—that’s it! Serve with super simple sautéed broccoli and steamed rice. The leftovers are great too.

7. Crockpot Caldo de Pollo {Mexican Chicken Soup} from ¡Hola! Jalapeño

If you are feeling under the weather, you need to make this chicken soup. It starts with a whole raw chicken in the slow cooker which is essential for making truly excellent broth. Then add jalapeños, mint, marjoram, vegetables, and finish with lots of lime juice. Add cooked noodles to each bowl for chicken noodle soup or swap for cooked potatoes and small pieces of corn on the cob for a more traditional Mexican version.

8. Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala from Camille Styles

Indian food fanatics, the crockpot works for you too! This is healthy comfort food you’ll make again and again. Tender chicken smothered in coconut milk, tomato, and spices. The best part? All the ingredients go directly into the crockpot. No browning or sautéing required.

A wicker tray with a white napkin covering it and a ceramic bowl on top filled with chicken tikka and rice with cashews.
Image by Camille Styles

9. Slow Cooker Thai Chicken and Rice Soup from Vikalinka

This Thai-inspired chicken soup is one of our favorite soup recipes. It is the definition of winter comfort food but without being too heavy. It has lots of veggies like mushrooms and kale and lots of spice from Thai curry paste for a super warming bowl of goodness.

A big pot of chicken soup in a red broth with mushrooms and kale and wild rice.
Image by Vikalinka

10. Crockpot Chicken Marbella from Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

This is a great hands-off way to make the classic braised chicken dish from the Silver Palate Cookbook. It is a sweet and savory, meltingly tender chicken recipe made with prunes and olives. If you’re up for it, make a batch of my homemade focaccia to dip in the lovely juices.

11. Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken and Broccoli Rice from No Spoon Necessary

A delectable honey garlic chicken recipe that uses chicken breast, garlic, ginger, honey, and soy. Serve over broccoli rice for a Keto-friendly meal!

12. Crockpot Chicken Thighs from The Almond Eater

This budget-friendly dinner turns out juicy, flavorful, and tender chicken thighs every time. The dry rub is key here: paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt is a simple, stellar combination.

13. Creamy Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup from ¡Hola! Jalapeño

This one has been a fan favorite on ¡Hola! Jalapeño since 2015. The milky, creamy broth gets a hint of tang from sour cream making it rich but still light.

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