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    Updated on Sep 3, 2020. Posted on Sep 5, 2019

    The 20 Easiest Crock Pot Chicken Dinners We Know

    All of these can also be made in an Instant Pot.

    Chicken dinners taste even better when they make themselves.

    So with busy back-to-school season in full swing, we've gathered 20 of the absolute easiest chicken recipes we know. They're all made using a Crock Pot or slow cooker — and the majority are drop-and-go dinners, meaning the appliance does all the hard work for you.

    (Also, reminder that since the Instant Pot has a slow cooker setting, any of these recipes can be made in that, too!)

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    Pile this super versatile base into tortillas or pita pockets, or toss over rice or greens.

    Recipe: Crock Pot 3-Ingredient Shredded Chicken

    2. Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

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    Besides being packed with lean protein, this also has a ton of Vitamins A and C.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

    3. Crock Pot Buttery Buffalo Chicken

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    Pretty much all chicken should be slow cooked in buttery hot sauce, if you ask us.

    Recipe: Crock Pot Buttery Buffalo Chicken

    4. Red Beans & Rice With Chicken Sausage

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    Chicken sausage is a great protein to keep stocked in the fridge. It's cheap, versatile, and — if you buy the pre-cooked version — lasts a long time unopened.

    Recipe: Red Beans & Rice With Chicken Sausage

    5. Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup

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    The base of the soup cooks low and slow, then the tortellini gets dropped in at the very end.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup

    6. Slow Cooker Chicken, Potatoes, and Green Beans

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    To save a few minutes on prep, swap in baby potatoes and store-bought seasoning mix.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken, Potatoes, and Green Beans

    7. Low Carb Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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    You can also sub in any other favorite ground meat — like beef, pork, or turkey.

    Recipe: Low Carb Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    8. Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

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    Don't forget a side of naan for dipping!

    Recipe: Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

    9. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

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    This might look fussy, but most of the ingredients — black beans, tomatoes, corn — are canned, making this a true drop-and-go dinner.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

    10. Slow Cooker Taco Bowls

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    If you can layer stuff into a pot, you can make this.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Taco Bowls

    11. 2-Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

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    Just add two more things — buns and a side of slaw — and you've got a complete meal that everyone will love.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

    12. Creole Chicken & Sausage

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    Packed with protein and fiber — and only takes 10 minutes to prep.

    Recipe: Creole Chicken & Sausage

    13. Cheesy Chicken, Bacon & Tater Tot Bake

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    Crock Pot hot dish, anyone?

    Recipe: Cheesy Chicken, Bacon & Tater Tot Bake

    14. Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

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    This makes enough for four — and breaks down to less than $3 per serving.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

    15. Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

    Perfect piled onto into a bun or lettuce wraps, or over rice.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

    16. Easiest Salsa Verde Chicken

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    Virtually impossible to mess up.

    Recipe: Easiest Salsa Verde Chicken

    17. Crock Pot Tuscan Garlic Chicken

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    We can't all go to Tuscany. But we can definitely pour ourselves a glass of Italian wine while the slow cooker does all the hard work here.

    Recipe: Crock Pot Tuscan Garlic Chicken

    18. Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken With Carrots

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    This requires a few minutes of pre-Crock Pot prep as you'll brown the chicken thighs on the stovetop. (But the end result is worth it!)

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken With Carrots

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    Stuff into a hoagie, and enjoy!

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches

    20. Crock Pot Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken

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    Just a few ingredients needed for this — most of which you probably already have in your kitchen.

    Recipe: Crock Pot Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken