The best slow cooker chicken recipes

Make one of our hearty slow cooker chicken recipes to feed the family with minimal effort. Try a warming casserole, a whole roast chicken or a hearty curry.

Slow cookers are our favourite piece of kitchen equipment for making fabulously filling dinners with almost no effort. If you’re craving a succulent chicken stew, a traditional roast or a bowlful of warming chicken soup, our simple recipes won’t disappoint.

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Slow cooker Spanish chicken

Our slow cooker Spanish chicken is full of Mediterranean flavours like olives, peppers, spicy chorizo and meat that’s cooked to perfection. It takes just 15 minutes to prepare and makes dinner party-worthy plates of rich stew. Serve with chunks of fresh bread for mopping up the tasty tomato sauce. Try more of our top Spanish recipes to serve with your chicken.

Slow cooker chicken casserole

This healthy chicken casserole is perfect for a wholesome family dinner – low-fat comfort food at its finest. The combination of dried porcini mushrooms and stock gives this dish fabulous depth of flavour. If you’re looking for a winter warmer to satisfy your cravings, this is it. Serve up your plates of piping hot casserole with an optional spoonful of mustard on the side. Find more wonderful one-pots with our ultimate chicken casserole collection.

Slow cooker chicken curry

Don’t fancy a sinkful of washing-up after your dinner? Try our slow cooker chicken curry. This easy one-pot provides three of your 5-a-day, it’s low in fat and the chicken is beautifully tender. Our recipe uses mostly storecupboard ingredients and it’s freezable if you need a super simple midweek meal.

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Slow cooker roast chicken

Did you know you could cook a whole roast chicken using your slow cooker? This method of cooking keeps the chicken succulent and full of flavour. It takes a grand total of five ingredients to make this filling family supper – serve it with traditional veg on the side for a Sunday roast with minimal fuss. Anyone can master the art of the roast with our marvellous three-step method.

Slow cooker Thai chicken curry

Our aromatic Thai chicken curry will cure what ails you. Tender chicken and a creamy coconut sauce make this warming one-pot an instant win. Serve with fresh Thai basil leaves in your rice for an extra dose of flavour. Don’t slave over a hot stove – opt for our no-fuss recipe that takes just 10 minutes to prep.

Slow cooker honey mustard chicken thighs

Our slow cooker honey mustard chicken thighs are the perfect balance of sweet and savoury. We love the creamy sauce, fresh greens and crisp chicken. Take a handful of ingredients and whip up a no-fuss dinner kids and adults will both love. Don’t forget the bread on the side, because you won’t want to miss a single drop of sauce.

Roast chicken soup

Turn leftover chicken into a rustic chicken soup with a drizzle of garlic cream and cheesy scones on the side. Homemade chicken soup is the perfect antidote to feeling under the weather. If you’re in need of a foodie pick-me-up, this is a great way to use up any lingering Sunday roast chicken. Try our tip for feta and spinach scones for a twist on the classic cheesy bake.

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