Top 10 Easy, Healthy Crock-Pot Chicken Recipes

~ The 10 slow cooker chicken recipes you’ve just gotta try next! Perfect for busy days or when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen, these crock-pot meals are fast, easy, and super healthy! So delicious, and they take just moments to throw together! ~

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Summer is grilling season, right? (Well, sure … our friends in places like Southern California and the Florida Keys grill all year, but most of us can only dream of such smoky joy.)

And if summer is grilling season, we bet most people would agree that we can call winter “crock-pot season.” You know … warm, hearty, welcome-home-at-the-end-of-a-long-day soups and chilis and stews.

Our slow cooker recipes have been beyond-popular this winter, and you guys loooooved our recent Top 10 list of crock-pot soups and chilis. We get it – that’s the kind of stuff we want to eat on a frigidly cold winter’s day, too!

But now that spring finally (finally!!!) seems to be lurking around the corner, you might be thinking it’s time to stash that slow cooker for the summer (and start dusting off that grill).

Ah, ah, ah (picture us waggling our fingers at you) … not so fast!

Slow cookers are lifesavers for busy families ALL YEAR! Gretchen has six (six!?!?!?) of them, and we for sure both use ours even through the summer. So great not to have to heat up the kitchen on a hot day or be stuck cooking in the middle of the afternoon when we’d rather be at the farmers’ market or taking the kids to the pool! And for those of you planning some spring break day trips these next couple of weeks … uh huh … you know where we’re going here … your slow cooker will have a lovely meal waiting when you get home, starving after a day of adventure!

So here’s some slow cooker inspiration for you … our top 10 crock-pot chicken recipes from other bloggers across cyberspace.

Just like with all our other top 10 lists, we didn’t just grab the first 10 that came along. Nope – nothing but the best for you, friends (and for our own taste buds!). We really and truly spent hours searching, debating, re-searching and re-debating to select the 10 recipes that are most perfectly THK-ish: healthy, quick and easy … and also so deliciously inviting that we just can’t wait to try them!

So keep those slow cookers humming along, and dinner will be ready in a jiffy!

THK Crockpot Chicken Roundup 1

Crockpot Chicken Mole (with Rice Pilaf) from Liz at Carpé Season 

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Crockpot Quinoa Chicken Stew with Pumpkin & Artichokes from Olena at ifoodreal

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THK Crockpot Chicken Roundup 2

Honey Glazed Crockpot Chicken Adobo from Lindsay at Pinch of Yum

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THK Crockpot Chicken Roundup 8

Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore from Gina at Skinnytaste

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THK Crockpot Chicken Roundup 3

 Slow Cooker Thai Chicken from Erin at The Law Student’s Wife

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THK Crockpot Chicken Roundup 4

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole from Jen at Yummy Healthy Easy

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THK Crockpot Chicken Roundup 6

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken from Kelly at Just a Taste

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THK Crockpot Chicken Roundup 10

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala from Liz at The Lemon Bowl

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THK Crockpot Chicken Roundup 7

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken from Cathy at Lemon Tree Dwelling

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THK Crockpot Chicken Roundup 9

Crockpot Korean Chicken from Kristen at Slender Kitchen

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Top 10 Easy, Healthy Crock-Pot Chicken Recipes — 43 Comments

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    • Oh Jessica, don’t be nervous one bit!! It will be great! Soon, you’ll be wondering how you ever lived without a crock-pot in your life!

      What are you making? We can’t wait to hear how it turns out – please let us know! :) ~G&S

  4. Great round-up…this just reminds me that I should use more my crockpot…so versatile…
    Thanks for this awesome post…hope you are having a fabulous week :D

    • Hello Juliana! Here are 10 great reasons to use your crock-pot! And yes – the crock-pot is fabulous and creates such delicious meals! Perfect for busy days (which are most days!) – have a great day! :) ~G&S

    • Sadly, no … we haven’t tried them all yet! This is pretty much just our bucket list of crock-pot recipes we’re dying to try next. We scour the Internet for recipes that we think look absolutely fantastic, but also are generally fairly healthy (this is THK, after all!) and also are relatively quick and simple to prepare. Then we share them with our readers … and anxiously wait to hear the verdict! Let us know what you try! :D ~G&S

  5. Hooray for crock-pot meals!!! This is an awesome round up ladies! As for us, every time I think Spring is around the corner we get another snow storm. Everyone keeps saying May is the end of the snow. I can’t wait for spring, warm sun, and blooming flowers :D

    • Oh Cindy, we hear ya with the weather! We currently don’t have snow on the ground, but this winter has taught us not to get our hopes up … we know it’s always possible to get more snow!
      Hooray, indeed!! We would be lost without our crock-pots … absolute life-savers now that spring activities are in full swing. Now we just need that lovely spring weather! Have a great day! :D ~G&S

    • That’s right! We are just now heading into spring (Finally! It’s been a rough winter!) but you are now gearing up for cooler weather! Honestly, we’ve found that crock-pots aren’t just for winter, dinner is ready when we get home from a busy summer day, too! And … you don’t have to turn the oven on – perfect for hot summer weather! Year-round slow cooking!!
      Using the crock-pot is quickly becoming our go-to method of cooking chicken. It’s so simple and shreds so easily, it really makes dinner a snap! :) ~G&S

    • Oh Reba! We’re super glad you stopped by … and we’re hoping you didn’t try to take a bite out of the computer screen! We were so excited to share these recipes, every one of them made us hungry! Hope you try these soon! :) ~G&S

    • Yes, Lori! Get that crock-pot … and leave it out! Just think of all the time you’ll have to enjoy the beautiful the spring weather and warm summer days! You can come home to a delicious meal!
      Spring is coming soon! Nearly all of our snow is finally melted, and there are little tops of flowers just peeking through the ground!
      Thanks for stopping by! :D ~G&S

    • Thank you, Anna! Yes, we love finding new and delicious ways to make chicken. And when we can just toss everything into the slow cooker … it’s a total win! We can’t get enough of our crock-pots these days! :) ~G&S

  6. SIX slow-cookers?? So, when am I getting invited over? Love this list – so useful and definitely pin-worthy. Especially love the look of that chicken adobo and honey garlic chicken. I’ve just had chicken for dinner but I could quite easily sneak a few more forkfuls of both of these!

    • Helen, you come on over whenever you want! I’ll make something in the crock-pots (yes, I own 6!), and you bring some of your amazing foods … we can feast!! Hmmm … if I want to make all of the recipes on this list I’ll need to pick up a few more crock-pots. No problem! I don’t mind! Lol! :) ~Gretchen

    • Hi, Ceara! It just means so much to us that you loved this post enough to forward it to your mom! And … ummmmmmm … seriously, girlfriend, you gotta get yourself a crock-pot!!!! :D You’ll be surprised how many healthy and even vegetarian and vegan recipes you can create sooooo easily! A couple of cookbooks that I find totally inspiring in that regard are “The Gourmet Vegetarian Slow Cooker” by Lynn Alley and “The Vegan Slow Cooker” by Kathy Hester. Yum!!!! ~Shelley

    • Thanks so much, Chris! Yeah … I haven’t even eaten breakfast yet, and I’m scrolling through these again, pretty much just drooling on my keyboard and wondering which one I oughta make next! :D ~Shelley

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