Slow-Cooker Chicken Breast Recipes That’ll Be Ready By Supper

All you have to do is set it and forget it.

King Ranch Chicken
Photo: Photo: Jennifer Davick

Figuring out what to make for dinner always seems to end up being more complicated than it needs to be. It’s a challenge to get something everyone likes on the table at just the right time. However, there is one tool we’ve loved for ages that takes out some of the guesswork: the slow cooker. The slow cooker can transform almost anything, from frozen chicken thighs to spins on classic favorites , there’s just no telling all that this kitchen appliance can do. Its super power, however, might just be transforming your everyday chicken breast into a delicious, flavorful bite that everyone at your table will enjoy. We know you might question how this cut of white meat can become a melt-in-your-mouth moment, but cooking the meat low and slow allows for the flavors to sink in, and for the meat to basically fall right off the bone. We’ve pulled together a handful of our favorite slow-cooker recipes that transform the chicken breast into a delicious meal. From tacos to spaghetti to even your favorite buffalo dip, we’ve got you covered no matter how hungry your family may be.

01 of 09

Slow-Cooker Chicken

Slow-Cooker Roasted Chicken
Southern Living

The secret to this Slow-Cooker Chicken is to pop it in the broiler at the end to get the skin extra crispy. This recipe uses the whole chicken, but the breast is really the star of this dish. Serve with a side of rice and veggies or serve on top of a salad for a full meal.

02 of 09

Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore With Spaghetti

Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore with Spaghetti
Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

This recipe only takes 20 minutes of prep time, and the results are just what you need for a weeknight meal, or really, several weeknight meals. With 6-8 servings, this chicken dish will give you plenty of leftovers for your family to enjoy.

03 of 09

Chicken And Cornbread Dumplings

Chicken and Cornbread Dumplings
Iain Bagwell

Let's face it, Chicken And Dumplings holds a special place in every Southerners heart, and this version might just be the easiest way to get your fix. In just three steps, you've got yourself a dinner that's sure to satisfy.

04 of 09

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata
Hector Manuel Sanchez

This bright, lemony dish is perfect for a light, refreshing dinner. To finish the dish, you reduce the cooking liquid into a delicious sauce.

05 of 09

Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Corn Slow-Cooker Chowder

Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Corn Slow-Cooker Chowder Recipe
Jennifer Causey; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch Stelling; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

A cup of chicken soup soothes the soul, and this particular recipe is full of nutrients that are sure to make you feel good. Everything from chicken breasts and sweet potatoes to cream and hot sauce make this dish check all the boxes and then some.

06 of 09

Chicken Enchilada Dip

Chicken Enchilada-dip

Some people like to eat nachos for dinner, but we think this Chicken Enchilada Dip might be an even better way to satisfy your cravings. Serve this on game day or have it on a movie night.

07 of 09

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos
Caitlin Bensel

You brown this chicken in a skillet before you throw it into the slow cooker to ensure all those flavors are baked in from the start.

08 of 09

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip will always be a fan favorite, and the fact that it can be cooked in a slow cooker makes it even better. Serve this dip with raw carrots, celery, and your favorite tortilla chips.

09 of 09

King Ranch Chicken

King Ranch Chicken
Photo: Jennifer Davick

This beloved dish only takes two steps to make, and yet everyone will be begging you for the recipe. Serve with a side salad, and that's all she wrote!

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