It’s more common than people realize. But that doesn’t have to mean that you keep eating the same meal, or the same fast food, over and over again.
With trusty kitchen appliances like crock pots and slow cookers, even the busiest person is able to put together a delicious meal that they can enjoy at the end of the day. All while barely cooking or preparing for more than half an hour. And if you can get everything done in the morning, dinner will be ready right when you get home.
From chicken thighs to chicken broth, we’ve compiled a list of the best ten slow cooker chicken meals for even the busiest person. These “crock pot chicken” recipes are ones that you can prepare in the morning that will be simmering away by dinner time.
This recipe is great for a variety of reasons, one of them being the fact that it combines garlic, chicken breast, and cumin—resulting in such a delectable taste. After prepping this recipe in the morning, which takes no time at all because it’s so easy, you can leave this in your slow cooker for up to eight hours on low. That means by the time you get home from work or running errands, your dinner will be waiting for you in no time at all—and it is one of the best slow-cooker chicken recipes you will ever taste.
This recipe is one of those recipes that have such a stunning end result. You will wonder how in the world it was just a slow cooker in charge. Not only is the end result amazing, it’s also incredibly easy to make. You basically just throw everything, chicken breasts and all, into the slow cooker and let it do its thing… and that’s it. Kind of crazy, right? After preparing and prepping this meal in the morning (which takes less than 10 minutes, and shouldn’t even take that long), this meal will be ready in about seven to eight hours if you cook it on the low setting.
With a 10-minute prep time maximum, this is another great recipe for those that barely have any time in the morning before they have to be at work or out doing their errands for the day. This dinner is great and can be ready in about six hours when cooked on low, giving you more than enough time to work and then have your dinner ready right when you get home.
This recipe is great for those with barely enough time to cook and a smaller budget. With only four ingredients and a 10-minute prep time, this recipe is easy to make—yet it yields delicious results. If you want to make the most out of this meal, add mashed potatoes for the ultimate effect. However, this isn’t necessary—the meal still tastes great on its own.
If you’re looking for some comfort food after a long, stressful day at work, this recipe will definitely cheer you up. It’s good, it’s full of comfort food material and it’s easy to prep. It takes about seven to eight hours to cook on low on your slow cooker, leaving more than enough time for you to work or go about your day like normal.
Another insanely easy slow cooker recipe to make as you work during the day, this meal has a 5 minute prep time. Yep: five whole minutes. And trust us when we say the results are amazing. However, this soup takes less time to cook in your crock pot or slow cooker than some of the other recipes on this list, as it takes about four hours.
This recipe is super simple to make and especially great if you’ve been craving some barbecue, yet you don’t have enough time to actually commit to making anything barbecue related. This chicken recipe is your savour. With barely any ingredients and only a 10-minute prep time, this is one quick meal to make in the morning and then wait as it cooks for about eight hours during the day.
Stay with us here. You’re probably questioning this recipe a bit but trust us: it’s good. After a bit of prep in the morning, you’ll have this delicious whole chicken ready to eat for dinner in about four to six hours when cooked on low heat.
The great thing about this recipe is the way it’s set up. If you have more time in the morning than usual, you can adjust the recipe according to the steps, resulting in a longer prep time. However, if you’re in a rush in the morning, it’s definitely okay. Just follow the other steps and you’ll still have a great meal at the end of the day. This meal will be ready to serve after about eight hours on low. This recipe is also best served over steamed rice as an added bonus.
Please note that this slow cooker recipe takes a bit more time to prep and cook overall than some of the other recipes in this list. However, the end result is well worth the added effort. If you normally don’t have more than half an hour to spare in the morning, save this recipe for a day when you know you’ll have a bit more time. It cooks overall in your slow cooker for about six hours on low.
We’ve all been there. Stressed out and seriously busy with no time, attempting to multitask five different things at once. More often than not, we don’t pay attention to dinner because of the busy lives we lead. So, instead of putting together a great meal that will help you relax at the end of a long day, you end up just eating leftovers, snacks, or eating fast food or take out.
The recipes shown here are great alternatives for those of you who are constantly busy and feel they don’t have enough time to have a proper, delicious meal at the end of the day. With just a little work in the morning (sometimes just five minutes) you’ll be able to make the most out of your slow cooker and have a delicious dinner right when you get home!