There’s no better excuse to break out the slow-cooker chicken recipes than the change in seasons. Coming home to the smell of freshly cooked dinner will warm you up from the chilly weather as soon as you walk through the door—or delight your senses as you lounge at home and your meal burbles away. What could be cozier?
Throw together one of these 32 Crockpot chicken recipes in the morning, and it’ll be ready and waiting for you by dinner time. So you can relax and enjoy a warm meal without having to do more work at the end of a long day. There’s something here for just about every craving—from chicken Parmesan to chicken noodle soup—and all of them require minimal prep and a lot of common pantry staples that you probably already have. When it comes to finding nonboring ways to cook chicken, this list has you covered.
Even though some of these slow-cooker chicken recipes take up to eight hours to cook to perfection, the small amount of active prep work will make you feel as though each satisfying chicken dinner took mere minutes. The best part: You’ll get to enjoy each warm, hearty dish over the course of multiple meals.