31 slow-cooker chicken recipes that are sure to win the dinner game

Confession: I've collectively spent roughly 20 hours of my life blankly staring at packages of chicken breasts, thighs, wings and legs while trying to figure out how to prep them. It's time for a change. Now I'm turning to my slow-cooker for everything from a healthy chicken noodle soup to an over-the-top BBQ chicken sandwich with fried green tomato, bacon and pimento cheese. Here are 31 slow-cooker chicken recipes to try.

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Slow-Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Fried Green Tomato, Bacon and Pimento Cheese

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Chili

Maya Visnyei

Slow-Cooker Chicken Chili Tacos

Andrea Lynn

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Biscuit Pot Pie

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Slow-Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

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Slow-Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili Verde

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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Slow-Cooker Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Slow-Cooker Butter Chicken

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tacos

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Over Rice

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Cheyanne Holzworth-Bany/No Spoon Necessary / TODAY Food Club

Slow Cooker Strawberry, Jalapeno and Rum Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Strawberry Salsa, Goat Cheese, Quinoa and Almonds

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Slow-Cooker Fiesta Chicken

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Natalie's Slow-Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

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Easy Slow-Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Curry

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Slow-Cooker Chicken and White Bean Chili

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Low-Calorie Slow-Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

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Crock-Pot Jambalaya

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Slow-Cooker Light and Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Meagan Wied/A Zesty Bite / TODAY Food Club

Slow-Cooker Asian Chicken Thighs

Janette Fuschi/Culinary Ginger / TODAY Food Club

Slow-Cooker Rosemary Chicken with Sausage and Mushrooms

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Crock-Pot Chicken in a Hurry

Taylor Kiser/Food Faith Fitness / TODAY Food Club

Slow-Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken Quinoa Bowls

Chrissa/Physical Kitchness / TODAY Food Club

Slow-Cooker Bone Broth

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Slow-Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken

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Slow-Cooker 4-Ingredient Taco Chicken

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Slow-Cooker Creamy Chicken Florentine Soup

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