Chicken thighs maintain their excellent flavor and tenderness even when cooked for several hours in the slow cooker, while chicken breasts can become quite dry and tough. With only one bone running through the middle of chicken thighs, they’re easy to debone. Just make cuts on either side of the bone and remove it while scraping off any meat that might be adhering. If you don’t cook with chicken thighs often, these crockpot recipes will make you a believer.
Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo
This easy, cheese-flavored Chicken Alfredo recipe can be cooked in any slow cooker. It combines chicken thighs with lots of vegetables and cheesy Alfredo sauce, served with tender fettuccine to soak up the saucy goodness. A jar of four cheese Alfredo sauce transforms cubed boneless chicken thighs into a delicious pasta-topper, and the slow cooker makes it super easy to fix and cook.
Italian Chicken and Potatoes
Italian salad dressing flavors this chicken and potato crockpot meal. Only five ingredients, plus a dash of black pepper! Use chicken breasts or thighs in the recipe. You can add other ingredients to this super easy recipe. Try adding chopped onion and some baby carrots, or add some chopped bell peppers or some grape tomatoes.
Crock Pot Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
Curry powder and ginger provide the flavor for tender, juicy chicken thighs and sweet potatoes. Peach preserves (or your favorite kind) sweeten the dish perfectly. You could also add more ingredients to this easy recipe. Think about adding some baby carrots or sliced regular carrots. Other types of potatoes would be good in this dish too; some cubed Yukon Gold potatoes would add wonderful flavor and interest.
Crockpot Chicken and Quinoa Burrito Bowl
These perfectly seasoned boneless chicken thighs are slow-cooked to perfection with a variety of seasonings, black beans, and quinoa. Garnish servings with sour cream, green onions, avocado, and cheese. It is also a really good leftover the next day for breakfast or lunch. Refrigerate any leftovers. You can reheat them in the microwave and top with garnishes for a quick lunch or dinner.
Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings
This homey recipe for crockpot chicken and dumplings tastes like something your grandmother would make. The only difference is a homemade biscuit mix that tastes much better than the boxed stuff. Boxed biscuit mixes have a ton of salt, and lots of other ingredients you would probably rather not eat. And making your own mix is much cheaper than buying it!
Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Filling
Boneless chicken thighs make a fabulous burrito filling. This is a tasty burrito filling with lots of flavor from the seasonings and jalapeno peppers. Use chicken thighs for the very best flavor and texture. They stay moist and shred nicely.
You will never get bored if talking about how to cook chicken. All the chicken parts have their own taste. If you have a crockpot, you may try different parts of the chicken to cook with. Please your family with the recipes above!