We love our slow cooker — it’s perfect for those days when you want a home-cooked meal but simply don’t have the time. Who doesn’t love walking through the door and being greeted by a delicious dinner that’s already done? To make it even easier on you, we’ve gathered our favorite slow-cooker chicken recipes from the Woman’s World test kitchen. From hearty soups to spicy stews and even whole “roasted” chickens, there’s a dish to satisfy whatever you’re cravings!
1. Chicken and Andouille Sausage Jambalaya
This set-it-and-forget-it twist on a Louisiana fave is guaranteed to satisfy.
2. Chicken Curry Soup
We used broken spaghetti to add texture to this main — sub in any pasta shape you have on hand or even 1 ½ cups cooked white rice.
3. Tamale Casserole
Convenient corn muffin mix creates the base for this layered delight that preps in just 20 minutes.
4. Chicken Vegetable Soup
A splash of fresh lemon juice adds bright flavor to this comforting soup made even better for you with low-sodium broth.
5. Lemon-Paprika “Rotisserie” Chicken
Our 3-ingredient compound butter infuses the meat with incredible flavor as it slow roasts for an effortlessly scrumptious start to a celebration-worthy meal.
6. Chicken Barley Stew
We swapped rice for barley and used boneless, skinless chicken thighs in this hearty meal for a healthier take on stew.
7. Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
A dash of balsamic vinegar imparts extra richness to this saucy Italian classic.
8. Chunky Chicken Tortilla Soup
Loaded with black beans, chicken and vegetables, this warming delight would be even heartier with white rice stirred in.
9. Garlic-Thyme Slow-Cooker Chicken
This slow-cooker roast comes out extra juicy and tender, setting the stage for a deliciously good-for-you meal the whole family will love.
10. Slow-Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Seasoned with pesto, our soup-er meal really satisfies, thanks to tender chicken and tiny potato dumplings.
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