What could be better than a recipe where an appliance takes care of all the cooking for you? A recipe that requires minimal preparation time, too! Not only are these slow cooker recipes perfect “set it and forget it” options, but they can also be prepped in 15 minutes or less.

This means that you won’t have to work hard to make a delicious meal. Although there are countless dishes you can make in a slow cooker, today, we are focusing on chicken breast recipes. These recipes are incredibly versatile and simple enough that everyone will love them.

Chicken breast meat is a lean source of protein, too, according to Healthline, so your meal will not only be delicious but also nourishing! We’ve included a few soups and stews, as well as some pasta and rice dishes. Whether you prefer sauces like classic BBQ, sweet and tangy balsamic, or creamy ranch, you can find something here that works for you.

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1. Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

Our Slow Cooker Chicken Stew recipe has a 10-minute preparation time, and it is also a low-point option for those who follow Weight Watchers! This stew is packed with chunky and delicious ingredients like carrots, onions, potatoes, and chicken breast meat. It tastes luxurious due to the chicken broth, sour cream, milk, and ranch seasoning. Make sure to sprinkle bacon bits on top when serving for an elevated dining experience!

2. Tangy Crockpot Balsamic Chicken (10-Minute Prep)

Here is a unique, zesty recipe with a 10-minute preparation time. This chicken dish utilizes bone-in, skin-on chicken for a deeper flavor. The balsamic vinegar and chicken broth cook with the chicken in the slow cooker for several hours, ensuring that it becomes incredibly juicy and absorbs all of the irresistible flavors. The ingredient list for this recipe is short, making it perfect for weeknights!

3. Crockpot Lemon Chicken

This light and refreshing chicken dish has fresh lemon juice and zest for a vibrant flavor. It also has heavy cream, black pepper, garlic, cream cheese, and ranch seasoning. For best results, use boneless, skinless chicken breast! You can expect to have your slow cooker going for at least three hours when making this recipe, but the best part is that it only takes 10 minutes to prepare it. This will yield four generous servings.

4. Slow-Cooker Chicken & Orzo with Tomatoes & Olives

This Mediterranean-style dish includes chicken breast meat, onions, tomatoes, olives, and whole wheat orzo. You can choose between black or green olives, depending on your preference. You also have the option of cooking the chicken on high or low. Finally, after it’s cooked, you can add a touch of fresh lemon juice to give it a citrusy flavor.

5. 10-Minute Creamy Crockpot Ranch Chicken

Sometimes, you just want a comforting creamy chicken dish, and this recipe by Wendy Polisi can help you achieve that! This is great for people who don’t have much time to make dinner but still want to enjoy something homemade and flavorful. The only ingredients needed, aside from the chicken breast, are cream of chicken soup, milk, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and seasonings. We suggest using reduced-fat cheese or sour cream to lighten it up!

6. Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Pasta

Here is another creamy chicken dish, except this one has pasta! This recipe is perfect for throwing together in the morning so it can cook all day. It takes just 10 minutes to load everything into the Crockpot, and you can cook the pasta closer to serving time. You will have to shred the meat before serving, but after it cooks for so long, it easily pulls apart because it’s so tender.

7. Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Classic Chicken Cacciatore is a timeless dish typically consisting of chicken with onions, herbs, tomatoes, and mushrooms. This slow cooker recipe is similar, except it swaps the mushrooms for red bell peppers. For this recipe, it is best to use boneless, skinless chicken breast. You can expect a 10-minute preparation and three-hour cooking time with this dish! The recipe card allows you to adjust the amounts if you need more or less than four servings.

8. Southwest Crockpot Chicken and Rice

Indulge in the delectable southwest-style chicken recipe by That Oven Feelin. This recipe boasts impressive levels of flavor! You’ll be able to taste the subtle hints of tomatoes, green chilies, taco seasoning, onions, and black beans. Additionally, it includes corn, cheese, and rice, making it a complete and satisfying dinner option. Boneless chicken breasts are recommended, and it takes less than 10 minutes to chop the ingredients and prepare the recipe.

9. Slow-Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Noodle Soup

Save this recipe of slow-cooker chicken noodle soup for a gloomy day! It’s packed with nutrients from chicken breast meat, whole wheat pasta, fresh basil, and various vegetables. Once it’s ready, you can add freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley and grated Parmesan cheese as a garnish. We suggest grating the Parmesan cheese instead of buying it pre-grated for the best flavor.

10. Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Make hearty and easy chicken enchiladas in your slow cooker with this recipe by Eating Well. You will find salsa, reduced sodium cream of chicken soup, chicken breast meat, green chiles, and seasonings in these enchiladas. For serving, you need baby lettuce, corn tortillas, and Mexican-style cheese! Don’t worry, although it has such an exquisite flavor, it still only requires 10 minutes of preparation time.

11. Easy Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

This recipe for Slow-Cooker Chicken and Dumplings consists of two components – the seasoned chicken and veggies and the dumplings. The primary ingredients include chicken breasts, onions, peas, carrots, and cream of chicken soup. Allowing the chicken to cook for at least five hours is recommended to ensure it is juicy and flavorful. You have the option to use fresh or frozen vegetables (or canned) if you prefer.

12. Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

This recipe has the perfect sweet and savory balance due to the soy sauce, honey, and garlic. The boneless, skinless chicken breast turns out wonderful with all of these different components. There are plenty of ways to serve it. You can eat it with rice, veggies, or even pasta. This is a relatively quick recipe for a slow cooker dish since it only requires 5 minutes of prep time and two hours of cooking time!

13. Salsa Chicken Crockpot Recipe

This chicken is a versatile ingredient that can be used in many different ways! You can stuff it into burritos, enchiladas, wraps, or salads, giving you plenty of room to be creative. The dish was created by Key To My Lime, and they suggest that you can also enjoy this chicken on nachos! All you need are some spices, salsa, and chicken to make it. This simple recipe can be prepared in as little as 5 minutes!

14. Slow Cooker Chicken & White Bean Stew

The flavors of Tuscany inspire this slow-cooker chicken recipe. It has parmesan, rosemary, vegetables, kale, and cannellini beans. Rather than using boneless chicken, the recipe suggests bone in! This stew will surely impress your family. You can begin making it in the morning and allow it to cook all day for its flavors to meld. Enjoy it with crusty bread for the best experience.

15. Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken BBQ

Our slow cooker BBQ pulled chicken recipe is both easy to make and Weight Watchers friendly! You can use the chicken in a variety of ways, including as a sandwich filling. You’ll need chicken breasts, reduced-sugar ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and a few seasonings. Simply allow the chicken to cook for several hours, and the delicious aroma will fill your kitchen! It only requires 5 minutes of prep time.

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