Each Sunday I prepare my meals for the upcoming week. I have found it makes mealtime much easier to prepare in advance. This allows me to maintain my health goals and spend more time with my family that would have otherwise been spent last minute cooking. Crockpot Chicken can be used in so many different dishes, and has become a weekly staple in my home. Once it is prepared on Sunday, I incorporate it into multiple breakfast, lunches, and dinners throughout the week. It’s hard to beat a recipe that is as tasty as it is easy, and this recipe is just that! Simple and oh-so yummy. Sometimes I will change the spices up a bit, but this is my list of staple ingredients.
I try to always have frozen chicken breasts on hand, and the number of breasts I cook depends on my schedule for the following week. Some weeks it’s four chicken breasts, other weeks it’s two. Adjust the spices according to your flavor preferences, and please share your favorites with me! Always adjust to taste when adding salad, pepper, or any spaces in this recipe. There are SO many ways to serve this chicken. My go-to’s are on a salad, in a wrap, stuffed in omelets, added to soups, paired with fresh vegetables, or as I have photographed, a “taco bowl” filled with brown rice, pico de gallo, and salsa! Try this 5 step crockpot chicken, and let me know your favorite ways to serve it!
- 4 Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breast Halves
- 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1 Cup Chicken Broth
- ¼ Tsp. Cumin
- ¼ Tsp. Dried, Minced Garlic
- ¼ Tsp. Chili Powder
- ¼ Tsp. Oregano
- ¼ Tsp. Paprika
- ¼ Tsp. Kosher Salt
- ¼ Tsp. Black Pepper
- Place chicken breasts in a crockpot.
- Drizzle with olive oil and add chicken broth.
- In a small bowl, mix spices and pour over chicken.
- Cover and cook according to your crockpot’s manufacturing instructions.
- Cool, shred, and serve as desired.
~This recipe is perfect to make in bulk and freeze.
~Adjust the spices, use your favorite spice mix depending on the flavor profile you are trying to achieve. I love this recipe as it’s pretty basic and works well with many of my meals.
~When preparing food in a crockpot, make sure you add 1 cup of liquid.
~My crockpot is old. I have had her forever. I know the exact timing on each recipe I prepare. For example, this recipe I cook on KEEP WARM for 6 hours, LOW for 4 hours, or HIGH for 2 hours. Follow your manufacturer’s instructions for timing suggestions.
~I have made this recipe with frozen chicken breasts, (yes, I forgot to thaw) just add to the cooking time.