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As a family we eat a lot of chicken and we love the slow cooker so I thought I would round up our best slow cooker chicken recipes. These are some of our favourite easy slow cooker recipes and ones the whole family enjoy.
Chicken can be quite cheap – and a lot of recipes use chicken on the bone which is a lot cheaper than boneless skinless chicken like chicken breasts. It also stops the chicken drying out during the extended cooking process. For most of our slow cooking recipes involving crockpot chicken we use skinless chicken thighs as they’re not too expensive and don’t dry out at all.
Sweet and Sour Chicken
One of our favourite meals is Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken. It goes well with rice or noodles and you can add lots of vegetables in to really bulk it out. Plus, the sweet and sour flavours are always a winner with the children!
Chicken and Chorizo Casserole
Another favourite crock pot chicken recipe is the delicious Slow Cooker Chicken and Chorizo Casserole which uses chicken pieces – drumsticks or thighs. The chorizo gives it a nice warm and spicy flavour and it works well with potatoes or rice.
Our Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo is another slightly spicy recipe that is full of vegetables and has a lovely moreish quality. I usually always get seconds! We serve this with rice but it can be enjoyed with crusty bread or potatoes.
Chicken and Lentil Curry
Our Slow Cooker Chicken and Lentil Curry is a really filling and wholesome, full of a real depth of flavour and it freezes well too. This chicken curry can be made as spicy as you like and our children even really enjoy it when we don’t make it too spicy for them.
Chicken & Haricot Bean Stew
The Slow Cooker Chicken & Haricot Bean Stew is a great one pot that you can cook by throwing everything in the slow cooker and it’s ready when you are. Complete with new potatoes and lots of pulses it’s the perfect no fuss meal that the whole family will enjoy.
Chicken & Sage Hot Pot
Another great one pot meal that all the family love is our easy Chicken & Sage Hot Pot. It’s full of vegetables and can be served straight from the pot whenever you’re ready for dinner.
Mustard Chicken & Bacon
Our Mustard Chicken & Bacon recipe is a really lovely moreish meal that is perfect for autumn and winter. It goes well with mash and as the meat is cooked and served on the bone it’s so succulent and full of flavour.
Chicken and Spinach Curry
Our favourite slow cooker chicken curry is our Chicken and Spinach Curry. It’s full of flavour, really easy to make and more fragrant than spicy so even the children enjoy it.
I hope this has given you some inspiration for more meals to cook using slow cookers. There are so many things that you can cook in a slow cooker from a slow cooker chicken casserole recipe through to a roast slow cooker whole chicken, chicken soup recipes and even chicken risotto.
I’m going to be making a nice slow cooker honey garlic chicken recipe soon too – the ultimate comfort food!
I’m looking forward to cracking out my slow cooker and cooking some more chicken crock pot recipes as soon as I can – I’ll share them with you when I do.