If chicken is your go-to protein, but you find yourself tiring of the same old recipes you make every week, it’s time to haul out the Crock-Pot. This handy gadget makes cooking chicken a breeze, and the variety of dishes you can create is endless. Whether you prefer your poultry in a soup, tenderly pulled or simmered in a sauce, we’ve got the right recipe for you.
1. White Chicken Chili
Cozy up to a bowl of white chicken chili once the weather starts to cool down. This chili is creamy and filled with Mexican-inspired spices. The best part: It’s super low maintenance and can be ready in just three hours. Get the recipe from Tablespoon.
2. Lemon Garlic Chicken
This simple chicken is flavored with lemon and garlic, of course, but it gets an extra zip from fragrant oregano and parsley. Serve it with a salad, pasta or a side of rice for a delicious Mediterranean meal. Get the recipe from Just A Pinch.
3. Chicken Tortellini Soup
If you’re bored of the same old chicken soup, change it up by throwing in some tortellini. In addition to hearty, cheesy tortellini, this soup is also filled with fresh and healthy veggies. Once you toss everything into the pot, your work in the kitchen is finished. Get the recipe from The Recipe Critic.
4. Honey Sesame Chicken
Ditch the takeout and make your own Asian-inspired chicken at home. Chunks of chicken breast are cooked in a flavorful combo of honey, sesame and garlic to make an exciting dinner that doesn’t require much labor. You can even add some chili flakes if you feel like turning up the heat. Get the recipe from Le Creme De La Crumb.
5. Chicken Taquitos
Taquitos may seem like one of those foods you can’t make on your own, but don’t be intimidated. Slow cooking gives the chicken its essential shredded texture, then just throw in some cheese and taco seasoning and you’ve got yourself a gooey taquito filling without having to go to the freezer section. Get the recipe from Babble.
6. Chicken Marsala
Chicken marsala sounds like a fancy dish you can only get in a restaurant, but this version is easy to make at home. The chicken is simmered in a wine base packed with mushrooms and garlic—no dry, flavorless chicken here! Get the recipe from Le Creme De La Crumb.
7. Chicken Burrito Bowl
Tasty and healthy Mexican doesn’t get easier than this chicken burrito bowl, loaded with goodies including black beans, brown rice and Colby cheese. Top it off with some creamy avocado, and you don’t even need the tortilla. Get the recipe from Number 2 Pencil.