Looking for more fresh and flavourful dinner ideas to cook this week without having to spend more time in the kitchen? Toss chicken into your slow cooker, then set it and forget it with these delicious, protein-packed recipes that span from chicken soup to Thai curry to stroganoff. Your weeknights just became easier (and way more mouthwatering).
Sticky Hoisin and Honey Slow-Cooker Chicken Drumsticks
Your reward for prepping this in the morning before a busy day: tender chicken coated with thick, sticky and sweet sauce. Serve with a simple salad and a quick-cooked pot of rice.
Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff
With only 15 minutes of prep time needed before you head out to work, you can come home to a scrumptious stroganoff at the end of the day. Using chicken instead of beef cuts down on the heaviness of the dish, but cream cheese adds a hint of richness.
Slow Cooker Thai Red Curry Chicken Soup
Bring the warm flavours of Thailand into your kitchen with this comforting curry soup. Thai red curry paste, onion, ginger and garlic create an aromatic base of flavour that is tempered with creamy coconut milk. Chicken, broccoli and carrots are simmered slow and low for a hands-off meal. No need for takeout!
Moroccan Slow Cooker Chicken
This Moroccan-inspired slow cooker chicken recipe, made with green olives, currants and lemons, is one that you can enjoy year-round. Serve it with couscous, rice or a simple salad for a satisfying meal.
Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
Featuring soy sauce and ginger, this mouthwatering (and complete) meal is prepped and cooking in just 10 minutes!
Slow Cooker Butter Chicken Sliders
These bite-size butter chicken sliders are perfect for a quick, comforting supper – and they’re easy to make ahead!
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Slow-Cooker White Chicken Chili
Chili really is a versatile recipe, and this version from The Pioneer Woman is packed with bold flavours. Shredded chicken breast, green chiles and beans come together beautifully in a creamy sauce made with milk and masa.
Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry
This coconut chicken curry has the bold, creamy flavours we love in restaurant versions, but is a cinch to make at home, and far healthier.
Lightened-Up Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip
When you’re craving a Buffalo-style chicken dip but want to cut back on calories, try this lightened up version made with light cream cheese, cheddar, buttermilk and rotisserie chicken meat. Serve it straight from the slow cooker along with sticks of carrot and celery for dipping.
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Slow Cooker Tortilla Chicken Soup
A filling Mexican-inspired dinner you can make with boneless chicken breasts is the perfect weeknight meal. You’ll love how the flavours meld together as it bubbles away in your slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Chicken Shawarma with Nigella-Seed Cabbage Slaw
Making chicken shawarma at home doesn’t have to be intimidating. This Middle Eastern dish uses warming spices like cinnamon, turmeric and cumin for a tender and flavourful chicken meal that will surely become a staple slow cooker recipe.
Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
This slow cooker version of the classic soup is super easy to make. We used chicken thighs because they’re less expensive than breasts and tend not to dry out. If you like, skip the noodles and stir in your favorite cooked grain at the end.