Amazingly Easy Chicken Recipe Prepared 3 Ways

What's for dinner? Slow cooker chicken recipe

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Easy chicken recipe for dinner

As a mom of two little ones, I like to use my slow cooker as much as possible. The slow cooker is one of the most useful kitchen tools I have. It is amazing to put dinner in the slow cooker while my toddler is eating her breakfast, so I don’t have to worry about the question on everyone’s mind – “What’s for dinner?”  When 4 o’clock sneaks up, the only thing I need to worry about are the sides that go along with the meal. Both my husband and I love this chicken recipe. It is very easy and only calls for a few ingredients.  I try to include this on our monthly meal plan at least every other week.

P.S. Yes those are paper plates in the pictures, and I will not apologize for it. #momlife  They save me a bunch of time.  Also, check the bottom of this article for a more bonus tips and a link to the printer friendly version.Tasty Chicken and rice.

Ingredients you will need for the chickenLess than 10 ingredients for one amazing chicken recipe

*Additional ingredients below in ways to prepare

Directions on how to make the chicken

Slow cooker

  • Place all ingredients in the slow cooker 
    • Cook on High for 4 – 6 hours
    • Cook on Low for 6 – 8 hours
  • Shred Chicken and prepare one of the three ways belowSlow cooker chicken recipe


  • Place chicken in un-greased 9 X 13 baking dish.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to boil
  • Pour over chicken
  • Bake at 325° for 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 min or until the juices run clear
  • Shred Chicken and prepare one of the three ways below

Ways to prepare this easy chicken recipe

  1. Quesadillas –Simple chicken fajita recipe
  2. FajitasSimple chicken recipe in slow cooker
    • Ingredients
    • Directions
      • place cheese and toppings of your choice on top on 1 flour tortilla
      • place chicken on top of toppings
      • add cheese on top if desired
      • cover with another tortilla
      • put in the toaster oven/oven for a few minutes until the cheese is melted
      • cut with pizza cutter
      • enjoy
  3. Chicken with riceSimple Chicken Recipe
    • Ingredients
      • rice (I like the boil in bag rice, but any rice you like will be great)
    • Directions
      • Make rice as directed
      • place rice on plate
      • add some butter
      • cover with chicken
      • enjoy


  1. Shred chicken in a food storage container  
    1. This saves me time when cleaning up the kitchen after dinner
  2.  Use Reynolds Kitchens Slow Cooker Liners.
    1. Using a liner will also help save a few minutes of clean up.
  3. Freeze your bacon – Try to do this as soon as you open the bacon to keep it fresh 
    1. Lay a large line of plastic food wrap on the counter
    2. Lay a large piece of foil on top about the same size as the plastic wrap
    3. On one half of the foil, lay down about 4 – 5 pieces of bacon in a single layerFreeze bacon to save money
    4. Next, fold the foil and food wrap in half sandwiching the bacon in the middle
    5. To seal, roll the three open sidesFreeze bacon fold in half and roll edges
    6. Stack in freezer flat until frozen Freeze bacon stack and lay flat in freezer until frozen
    7. After the bacon is frozen, you can store vertically
    8. Now you have bacon that is fresh when you need it 

Pint Easy Chicken Recipe and Bonus Tips


few ingredients for this tasty chicken breast recipe

Simple chicken breast recipe in the slow cooker

Easy chicken recipe in the slow cooker or oven


Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of this easy chicken recipe. Can you think of another way to use this delicious chicken that you would like to share? I would love to hear your ideas for dinners.

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