Get ready for an incredible culinary match! Your favorite kitchen appliance comes together with your favorite meaty main in this recipe collection for slow cooker chicken dinners. Chicken is a budget-friendly protein option. Its mild flavor makes it easy to include in virtually any dish. You’ll be glad you’re coming home to a hot meal–all under 370 calories per serving!
1. Lemon Chicken with Potatoes & Artichokes | Clean Eating
With a side of potatoes, artichokes and sweet bell pepper that’s cooked along with the chicken, this dinner dish will quickly become a family favorite. Greek yogurt stands in for heavy cream to lighten calories without sacrificing the meal’s rich and velvety texture. If arrowroot starch isn’t a common pantry staple in your household replace it with corn starch. Recipe makes 6 servings at 1 chicken breast + 1 1/2 cups vegetable mixture.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 341; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 82mg; Sodium: 327mg; Carbohydrate: 31g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 38g
2. Slow Cooker Paprika Chicken | Food Fanatic
Had a hard day at work? Imagine returning to a house perfumed with paprika! This slow cooker chicken dish uses less than 10 ingredients, and capitalizes on the red spice’s deep color and smoky flavor. Recipe makes 6 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 270; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 53mg; Sodium: 556mg; Carbohydrate: 28g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 13g
3. Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup | Cook Smarts
Chicken noodle soup is the ultimate comfort food for the soul, and particularly helpful if you’re not feeling up to snuff. This recipe makes it even easier—all you have to do is toss the ingredients into a slow cooker and wait for the soup to cook. Serve with some cooked pasta, and you’re set for dinner. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1/4 of dish + 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 323; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 73mg; Sodium: 536mg; Carbohydrate: 28g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 33g
4. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada | Skinnytaste
This slow cooker chicken enchilada soup pretty much cooks itself. Simply combine these basic enchilada ingredients in your crock-pot then dig in to a delicious, heart meal in just a few hours. Recipe makes 6 servings at 1 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons cheese + 2 teaspoons scallions + 1/6 avocado.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 319; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 43mg; Sodium: 741mg; Carbohydrate: 30g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 23g
5. Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos | Food Fanatic
Slow cooker chicken tacos features lean chicken breast stewed in a zesty taco seasoning until it’s fork tender. Simply tuck shredded chicken between a fluffy corn tortilla and sprinkle with your favorite toppings like shredded cheese, lettuce, guacamole, salsa and so much more. Nutrition information is for chicken and tortillas only, but, at less than 300 calories, you can be a bit more liberal with toppings. Recipe makes 6 servings at 2 tacos each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 282; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 60mg; Sodium: 355mg; Carbohydrate: 32g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 25g
6. Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas | According to Elle
Slow cooker chicken carnitas is insanely easy to make! Lean chicken is marinaded in a sensual blend of spices then dunked into citrus and beer to slowly soak up flavor over the next few hours. The crowning glory is broiling the shredded chicken until its edges curl up golden and crispy. Serve on soft corn tortilla with your favorite toppings or make a burrito bowl. Recipe makes 8 servings at 1 (4 ounce) portion of chicken each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 180; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 60mg; Sodium: 459mg; Carbohydrate: 5g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 29g
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7. Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Chicken | There’s a Cook in my Kitchen
Tangy balsamic vinaigrette marinated chicken is fall-apart tender. Because of it’s strong acidic note, this chicken dish is best paired with mild mozzarella or a tossed spinach salad. Recipe makes 6 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 334; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 180mg; Sodium: 328mg; Carbohydrate: 16g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 11g; Protein: 37g
8. Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup | That Oven Feeling
Cuddle up to a steaming bowl of chunky chicken noodle soup loaded with pasta, tomatoes and chicken (what else?!). You don’t even need to cook pasta on the side–just add in dry pasta near the end and let it soak up the flavorful broth. The recipe doesn’t include serving size, but we suggest serving to 5 dinner guests.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 345; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 80mg; Sodium: 948mg; Carbohydrate: 33g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 37g
9. Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Stew | Sweet Peas & Saffron
Love chicken soup, but not in the mood for noodles? Make slow cooked Tuscan chicken stew which uses chunky potatoes to soak up the broth. It’s a satisfying meal bursting with Italian flavors. Recipe makes 6 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 230; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 79mg; Sodium: 332mg; Carbohydrate: 16g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 23g
10. Sesame Ginger Chicken | Cooking Light
Saucy sesame ginger chicken is easy to make with the help of your crock-pot. Tender, lean chicken breast is smothered in a sweet and savory sauce so it’s best to balance this out with a helping of mild brown rice. Recipe makes 4 servings at 2 chicken thighs + 1/3 cup sauce + 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds + 1 1/2 teaspoons green onion.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 310; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 148mg; Sodium: 656mg; Carbohydrate: 12g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Protein: 37g
11. Simple Slow Cooked Chicken Curry | Taste of Home
The best ingredient for flavorful curry? Time (and coconut milk!). This slow cooked rendition of chicken curry comes together in with just 10 ingredients. The curry is mildly flavored, but you can adjust by adding more curry powder, turmeric and cayenne pepper depending on your preference. Recipe makes 6 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 353; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 94mg; Sodium: 576mg; Carbohydrate: 27g; Dietary Fiber: 1g;Protein: 37g
12. Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps | Cooking Classy
What better complement to refreshing iceberg lettuce than savory high-protein ground chicken stir-fried in a sweet soy-based sauce? This low-carb dinner option is also a popular, easy to assemble appetizer for all your hungry guests. Recipe makes 6 servings at 2 wraps each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 353; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 91mg; Sodium: 956mg; Carbohydrate: 33g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 13g; Protein 34g