We are sharing 20 of the BEST Slow Cooker Meal Prep Chicken Recipes your whole family will love!
Slow cooker meals are an easy way to provide a low carb, healthy dinner for your family on a busy week.
Can I cook these delicious recipes in my Instant Pot?
While we recommend sticking to the slow cooker version, many recipes can be substituted to be cooked in your Instant pot.
For best results we recommend reading the full recipe card for tips for the best way to do this.
You can also use the slow cooker function on your Instant pot if you don’t have a crock pot.
Can I cook raw chicken in the slow cooker?
The short answer is YES! You can safely cook raw chicken in the slow cooker. The direct heat from the pot, lengthy cooking time and steam created from the tightly covered container destroys bacteria, making slow cooking safe. Always be sure to check that the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 ºF before consuming.
Can I substitute boneless chicken thighs for boneless chicken breast?
If you don’t have boneless skinless chicken breasts on hand, boneless thighs are a good option. chicken thighs can be used in all the same ways that chicken breasts can. In fact, our favorite way to use chicken thighs are in the slow cooker! The cook time will be the same. At the end of the day, both will get rave reviews!
How do I store leftover crockpot chicken breast?
If you’ve made a big batch of chicken, the easiest way to store the leftovers is in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Another great way to use your favorite slow cooker chicken recipes is to freeze in a ziplock freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months! You can pull them out on those busy days for an easy weeknight meal.
Without further ado, let’s get to our healthy crock pot chicken recipes!
You are going to love these Slow Cooker Meal Prep Chicken Recipes that turn out tender chicken every time!
This Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken and Rice dish is the perfect recipe is make on a busy weeknight or make it at the beginning of the week for healthy meal prep and enjoy it all week long.
This Slow Cooker Black Bean and Corn Salsa Chicken is simple, tasty, and makes a perfect freezer meal. It is fresh, delicious, and full of flavor. You will love this recipe.
These Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas are filled with so much incredible flavor between the lime and orange juice, onion, and jalapenos that these carnitas will leave your mouth watering (in a good way).
This Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe is packed with flavor and delicious! Definitely a family favorite!
Our 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are the perfect recipe for juicy, flavorful, absolutely delicious, but simple chicken tacos.
Need a new go-to dinner recipe? This Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki is SO simple – it takes just a few minutes to throw into the crock pot and it always tastes amazing!
This creamy King Ranch Soup is loaded with chicken, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, jalapenos, and CHEESE – no canned condensed cream soups in sight! Let it simmer all day in your slow cooker for a flavorful meal that comes together in minutes.
A Bajio copycat chicken salad recipe made in your slow cooker!
This recipe is so simple and makes a fresh, light dinner everyone will love!
With little prep and even less cooking you can have these delicious slow cooker chicken fajitas for dinner!
If you are looking for an easy and delicious meal, the whole family will love, you are in the right place. This Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken is life changing. It is the BEST recipe for busy days, and everyone loves it. We love dressing it up with all the toppings as well.
This buffalo chicken would be amazing on tacos, nachos, quesadillas or just about anything!
This hearty and healthy slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup will warm you up on a cold day. Loaded with chicken, peppers, beans, rice, and the best fajita seasoning.
This Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad, is so simple and full of flavor. If you are looking for a simple, healthy, and delicious main dish, side, or appetizer, this is a recipe I definitely recommend. It is the best salad recipe, I have ever tasted.
Learn how to make slow cooker shredded chicken, portion it, store it in the fridge or freezer and use it any time a recipe calls for shredded chicken.
This crock pot teriyaki chicken with stir-fried veggies and white rice is an amazing meal prep recipe the whole family will love.
This crockpot tex mex chicken recipe is bursting with flavor and made using only five ingredients. Perfect for meal prep, office lunches and dinner parties.
Crockpot Shredded Chicken is an easy and flavorful meal prep for the week ahead! Slow cooker pulled chicken that’s seriously juicy!
Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken made with corn, black beans, tomatoes and seasonings – no pre-cooking, and made with pantry staples.
The Creamiest Crockpot Chicken and Rice is so easy to make in your slow cooker – and no soup can is required! Just add frozen veggies, sour cream and cheese.