Friday, January 10, 2014

3 Easy Crockpot Chicken Recipes

1. Crockpot Chicken Supreme

Crockpot Chicken Supreme

You can substitute different types of cheese and different flavors of condensed soup to change the flavor of this fabulous, easy slow cooker recipe.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 5 slices bacon
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 10 oz. can condensed cream of chicken soup OR 10 oz. jar four cheese Alfredo sauce
  • 4 oz. jar sliced mushrooms, drained OR 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced Swiss or Havarti cheese


In large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet and drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon and set aside in refrigerator. 

In bacon drippings in skillet, cook chicken over medium heat 3-5 minutes or until light brown, turning once. Place in 4-6 quart slow cooker. Top with mushrooms. In skillet, heat soup and pour over mushrooms and chicken. Cover and cook on low setting for 4-5 hours, or until chicken registers 160 degrees F on a meat thermometer.

Top chicken with diced cheese and sprinkle with bacon. Cover and cook on high for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Note: I've recently started cooking this dish using frozen chicken breasts. Brown them, as directed, in the bacon drippings, then cook on low for 6-8 hours, until a food thermometer registers 160 degrees F.

2. Crockpot Chicken Sweet Potatoes

Crockpot Chicken Sweet Potatoes

This wonderful and easy recipe is so good for you! One serving supplies 100% of the Vitamin A you need every day. And it's delicious too.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup peach preserves OR apricot preserves
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


Sprinkle chicken with salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, curry powder, and ginger. Place sweet potatoes and onions in 3-1/2 quart slow cooker and top with chicken. Top with peach preserves, vinegar, and soy sauce. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours until chicken is thoroughly cooked and sweet potatoes are tender when pierced with fork. Combine chicken broth and cornstarch and mix well. Add to slow cooker. Cover and cook on high 10-15 minutes until sauce is thickened.

Calories: 380
Fat: 12 grams
Sodium: 700 mg
Vitamin A: 100% DV
Vitamin C: 35% DV 

3. Sweet and Spicy Crockpot Chicken

Sweet and Spicy Crockpot Chicken

This simple recipe combines sweet and sour sauce, barbecue sauce, and chicken in a five ingredient recipe with a fabulous flavor. The chicken becomes meltingly tender when cooked this way. You can add any other vegetable to this recipe; I added a chopped green bell pepper the last time I made it. Sliced carrots, zucchini, or any Asian vegetable would be delicious too.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 9 hours

Total Time: 9 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup purchased sweet and sour sauce
  • 3/4 cup purchased barbecue sauce
  • 1-2 Tbsp. cornstarch, if needed
  • 2 Tbsp. water, if needed


Combine all ingredients in 4-5 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours until chicken is thoroughly cooked. If you'd like a thicker sauce, mix the cornstarch and water in a small bowl and add to the liquid; cover and cook 10-15 minutes until thickened. Serve over hot cooked rice or couscous. Note: Remember, if you have a newer crockpot that cooks hotter, check the chicken at 6 or 7 hours. If your food burns, it was cooked too long. You must know if your crockpot cooks hotter before you start cooking.

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