Chicken breasts are always a fantastic option when it comes to your slow cookers. They’re cheap, incredibly adaptable, and when cooked correctly can produce some of the most memorable dishes out there. We wanted to take a moment to celebrate this family staple with these incredible slow cooker chicken breast recipes.
1. Slow cooker creamy ranch chicken
Some dishes are so comforting that they can feel like we’ve been enjoying them for our entire lives—even if we’re just tasting them for the first time. This recipe is just that. Tender chicken breasts and delicious veggies perfectly blend with a creamy ranch sauce to make a dish that you will be sure to remember. Get the full recipe here.
2. Slow cooker honey garlic chicken (h/t Le Creme de La Crumb)
We love a good blend of sweet, spicy and savory all in one dish—and this recipe definitely doesn’t disappoint.This brilliant take on an Asian classic calls for soy sauce, honey and sriracha to make for a fabulous dinner that will rival its restaurant equivalents!
3. Slow cooker sweet-spicy pineapple chicken
If you've never worked with sweet chili sauce, this is a great opportunity to snag a bottle. It's an essential ingredient for making many Asian-style chicken dishes, and I even use it for making sweet and spicy salad dressing. I like using the Mae Ploy brand of sweet chili sauce, but Thai Kitchen brand works well too. You can found it in the Asian section of your local grocery store. Get the full recipe here.
4. Slow cooker brown sugar chicken
I remember the first time I made Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Chicken, it was a cold winter day and I was looking for something comforting to make for dinner. I stumbled upon this recipe and decided to give it a try. The house was filled with the sweet and savory aroma of brown sugar and herbs, and when it was done, the chicken was so tender it fell right off the bone. It was like a warm hug in a bowl, and my family loved it so much they asked me to make it again the next day. Get the full recipe here.
5. Slow cooker balsamic chicken
Allow yourself to be serenaded by this insightful recipe for Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken. It’s the type of dinner that we can often only dream about—succulent, flavorful, bold and bright. Get the full recipe here.
6. Slow cooker salsa verde chicken
Tender pieces of white-meat chicken are coated in tangy salsa verde and other Latin spices, and cooked in the slow cooker until falling apart and shredded. Slow cooking the chicken ensures that the meat will be juicy and full of flavor. We love serving this dish on a warm summer evening—summer is the season of greenery, after all! Get the full recipe here.