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4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken

Get ready for a dish that brings taste, convenience, and minimalism to your kitchen. This slow cooker chicken recipe, made with just four main ingredients, serves up comfort on a plate every time. When I’m in a pinch and need something tasty for dinner that everyone will love, this is it! Perfect set-it-and-forget-it cooking; everything goes into the slow cooker and comes out delicious!

4-ingredient chicken on a black platter.

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With its blend of simplicity and scrumptiousness, this 4-ingredient slow cooker chicken will quickly become a go-to in your house. It couldn’t be any easier to make, and the flavors are really quite good! You can jazz it up with a few more spices – see my suggestions below – or stick to the 4 main ingredients which you may already have on hand!

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT 4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken


  1. Who doesn’t love a dish with just 4 ingredients?
  2. This is a set-it-and-forget-it recipe that cooks while you’re not in the kitchen.
  3. It turns out deliciously every time and makes its own gravy!
4-ingredient chicken on a black platter.

Ingredients

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts: You can substitute with thighs if you prefer darker meat.
  • Cream of chicken soup: This adds a wonderful creaminess to the dish. For a healthier alternative, you can use homemade or low-sodium soup.
  • 1 box stuffing mix: This is the magic ingredient that sets this recipe apart. You can use any brand or any flavor.
  • Water or chicken broth: Either will work, but chicken broth will add a bit more flavor. Consider using a low-sodium broth to control the salt content.
  • Optional ingredients: For extra flavor, consider adding 1/4 teaspoon each of dried thyme, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Labeled ingredients to make 4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken.

How to Make The Best 4-Ingredient Chicken

  1. Pour the water or chicken broth into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  3. Combine the stuffing mix and cream of chicken soup in a bowl – add optional spices if desired.
  4. Top the chicken with the stuffing mixture.
  5. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 5-6 hours until the chicken reaches 165°F on a digital thermometer.

Chef Jenn’s tips

  • You can use frozen chicken breasts, but you’ll have to add about 2 hours (or more) to the cooking time.
  • Use cream of mushroom soup for a slightly different flavor, or add chopped carrots, chopped onion, mushrooms or even a few potatoes to the crock pot under the chicken.
  • Use low-sodium soup or season the chicken very lightly. It will be too salty if you season the chicken well AND use regular cream soup.
  • Scoop up the sauce from the bottom of the slow cooker and serve it as gravy.

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Make It A Meal

This dish pairs beautifully with many sides. For a comforting meal, serve it alongside mashed potatoes and green beans. If you’re looking for something lighter, a simple mixed salad or steamed veggies would work perfectly. And, of course, a crusty bread roll is ideal for mopping up any leftover sauce!

Storage

Store any leftover 4-ingredient chicken in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. It’ll heat up fine in the microwave on low power or warm it in a low oven in a covered casserole dish.

Step By Step Process

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4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken

This is comfort food 101! So easy and so good, the chicken is moist, the topping is tasty, and the gravy in the bottom of the slow cooker is delish!
Course Casseroles, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword 4-ingredient chicken, 4-ingredient slow cooker chicken, chicken, crock pot, slow cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 362kcal
Author Chef Jenn

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breast or 4 small breasts
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 box stuffing mix 6 ounce box
  • 1/2 cup water or chicken broth
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Pour the water or chicken broth into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  • Combine the stuffing mix and cream of chicken soup in a bowl – add optional spices if desired.
  • Top the chicken with the stuffing mixture.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 5-6 hours until the chicken reaches 165°F on a digital thermometer.

Notes

Chef Jenn’s tips

    • You can use frozen chicken breasts, but you’ll have to add about 2 hours to the cooking time.
    • Use cream of mushroom soup for a slightly different flavor, or add chopped carrots, chopped onion, mushrooms or even a few potatoes to the crock pot under the chicken.
    • Use low-sodium soup or season the chicken very lightly. It will be too salty if you season the chicken well AND use regular cream soup.
    • Scoop up the sauce from the bottom of the slow cooker and serve it as gravy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1breast | Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 1264mg | Potassium: 562mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 174IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3mg

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