3 Easy crock pot chicken recipes

Amy Vowles

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Save yourself the hassle of dinner prep with these easy crock pot chicken recipes. Crock pot orange chicken, taco chicken and chicken wings, will all be a big hit with the family with minimal effort for you.

Crock pot orange chicken

As a long-time vegetarian married to a meat eater, I don’t love to stand over the stove cooking a meat dish. If I am going to make it, it definitely has to be easy, and these crock pot chicken recipes fit the bill perfectly. Let your crock pot do the work while you are out of the house, then whip up a couple easy sides and call it dinner!

Crock pot orange chicken

Serves 4

Ingredients: 

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 ounces (1/2 can) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

Directions: 

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into small pieces. Put the flour in a medium bowl, and toss the chicken breast pieces with the flour until the pieces are thoroughly coated.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Put the chicken in the pan and brown on all sides. Place the chicken breasts in the crock pot.
  3. In a large bowl, combine thawed orange juice concentrate, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar and ketchup. Pour over the chicken.
  4. Cook in the crock pot on low for 5-6 hours.

Crock pot taco chicken

Serves 4-6

Ingredients: 

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar of salsa, any variety
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning

Directions: 

  1. Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of the crock pot.
  2. Pour the salsa over the chicken breasts and sprinkle with the taco seasoning.
  3. Cook all ingredients on low in the crock pot for 4 to 6 hours until the chicken is cooked thoroughly and shreds easily with a fork.
  4. Using a fork, shred the chicken breasts and serve.

Crock pot chicken wings

Serves 4

Ingredients: 

  • 4 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 (16 ounce) bottle of hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions: 

  1. Place the chicken wings in the bottom of the crock pot.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients in a medium bowl and pour over the chicken wings.
  3. Cook on low in the crock pot for 6 to 8 hours.

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Amy Vowles
Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.

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