There are a couple things that have become very apparent to me recently – I always have chicken in the freezer and I absolutely must start using my slow cooker more. I think it hit me this school year that my kid’s are at ages that come with lots of activities – after school and sometimes in the evenings – and on those days, I just need to throw my white flag up in the air and realize that I can not start making dinner at 5 o’clock when practice doesn’t end until 6. And with 2 hungry kids and a hungry husband (and did I mention that yes, I’m usually hungry at that time too?) it is not a pretty sight come that time of night when I try to “whip” up some dinner. This is where my slow cooker is going to save me.
I’ve been on a hunt for slow cooker chicken recipes and have actually found some winners that I think my whole family will love. I made Very Culinary’s Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken (shown above) for Valentine’s Day (I know, so romantic) and my family gobbled it all up without a single complaint. It was delicious and is going to become a slow cooker staple in my house for sure.
Pull out your slow cookers and follow the jump for 12 slow cooker recipes to try out for yourself.
Butter Chicken 1 of 12Flavors of curry, garlic and ginger turn your everyday chicken into a Middle Eastern treat. And contrary to it's name, there's no butter in this chicken dish!
Make Julie's butter chicken
Pulled Chicken Barbecue Sandwiches 2 of 12Take the ingredients from a recipe like this and throw it in the slow cooker for an easier version for a busy weeknight.
Make pulled chicken barbecue sandwiches
Chicken Santa Fe 3 of 12A chicken dish like this would make great leftovers. Serve it over rice, in tortillas or even just on its own.
Make In Good Taste's chicken santa fe
Chicken and Stuffing 4 of 12For anyone craving a hearty comfort meal of chicken and stuffing this one's for you.
Make Mommy Hates Cooking's chicken and stuffing
Crock Pot Chicken a la Criolla 5 of 12This chicken dish will fill your kitchen with the smell of peppers, tomatoes and onions simmering away in your slow cooker. And bonus, it's a skinnytaste recipe so you know it's good for you!
Make skinnytaste's crock pot chicken a la criolla
Honey Sesame Chicken 6 of 12I can honestly say that this slow cooker chicken recipe is a keeper in my house. The whole family enjoyed it's sweet and tangy sauce, better than takeout!
Make Very Culinary's honey sesame chicken
Seasoned Chicken Gyros 7 of 12This is a great example for a recipe that can help cook your chicken to make it part of another meal. Kristy's fresh and healthy chicken gyros started with the slow cooker, but were transformed into delicious sandwiches in less time.
Make Mommy Hate's Cooking's seasoned chicken gyros
Island Barbecue Chicken 8 of 12This slow cooker barbecue chicken has been a family hit for years. Sweet raisins and fruity barbecue sauce make it a little extra special.
Make Aggie's Kitchen island barbecue chicken
Orange Chicken 9 of 12Another simple Asian inspired slow cooker meal made with just a few ingredients.
Make The Meltaways' orange chicken
Black Bean, Corn and Salsa Chicken 10 of 12Taco night just got a whole lot easier. Let your crock pot do all work, all you need is tortillas for serving.
Make Mommy's Kitchen black bean and corn salsa chicken
Thai Chicken Thighs 11 of 12I love cooking with boneless, skinless chicken thighs so this Thai Chicken recipe is on my list to try. With just 6 staple ingredients this one will be simmering away in no time.
Make Thai chicken thighs
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken 12 of 12Ever crave a whole roasted chicken but don't think you have time to get it ready for dinner? Julie's recipe for Slow Cooker Whole Chicken will solve that problem for you...you'll be enjoying the comfort of this home cooked meal after a long day at work!
Make The Little Kitchen's slow cooker chicken
Serve some of these 7 Roasted Vegetable Recipes for a quick side dish!
Find more slow cooker recipes on my Slow Cooker Goodness board on Pinterest!
Photo Credit: Very Culinary
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