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50+ Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

Over fifty healthy and EASY slow cooker meals including new ideas for chicken breasts, pork, and beef plus plenty of vegetarian and fruit-based recipes as well! 

Slow Cooker Chicken Soup a healthy gluten free soup recipe

Whether you are looking to shed a few pounds or simply wish to eat more meals at home this year, the slow cooker is your friend.

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Ingredients

By taking a few moments in the morning or even the night before to throw a few ingredients in a slow cooker, a warm and hearty meal will be waiting for you when you are ready for it! Without further ado, here are over fifty healthy slow cooker recipes for you to add into your weekly meal plan today.

Featured Recipes:

Slow Cooker Chicken Pho

4.47 stars average
4 hours 10 minutes
Chicken broth is slowly steeped with cinnamon, cloves, ginger and other Asian pantry staples then poured over rice noodles and topped with shredded chicken.
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Garlicky Green Crock-Pot Chicken and Lentils

Simple Garlicky Marinated Crock-Pot Chicken and Lentils! A FLAVORFUL and fresh gluten free crock-pot chicken recipe that’s packed full of fiber, nutrients, and protein. Easy to make in the crock-pot, healthy, and great for ANY time of year. Make it for the family or for weekend meal prep.
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Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry with Chickpeas

4.39 stars average
8 hours 10 minutes
Satisfying and comforting Indian inspired vegetarian dish packed with protein and full of flavor thanks to warm spices.
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Green Chile Chicken

August is Hatch chile month, so what better way to celebrate this seasonal and flavorful pepper than make Green Chile Chicken in the slow cooker?
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Slow Cooker Chicken Shawarma Pitas

4.23 stars average
2 hours 5 minutes
Slow Cooker Chicken Shawarma Pitas with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce are so healthy and easy to make, you will be making this chicken dinner recipe again and again!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Shawarma Pita Sandwiches with Cucumber Sauce

Slow Cooker Curry Cashew-Coconut Chicken with Ginger-Cilantro Turnip Rice

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Lebanese Green Beans with Tomatoes

4.27 stars average
25 minutes
A twist on a classic main dish, this vegetarian side dish of Lebanese Green Beans with Tomatoes is made with warm spices including cinnamon and allspice.
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5-Ingredient Honey Sriracha Slow Cooker Chicken

All you need are five ingredients to make this delicious, clean-eating, slow cooker honey sriracha chicken that’s made with REAL food. If you love 5 ingredient crock pot recipes, then this sriracha chicken recipe is for you. It is great for easy meal-prep dinners throughout the week!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

4.36 stars average
4 hours 10 minutes
Warm curry flavors and coconut milk add flavor and moisture to lean chicken breasts to make this recipe an authentic one-pot dish.
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Slow Cooker Mole Chicken, Hominy and Pumpkin Chili

Warm Mexican spices, moist shredded chicken, with pops of hominy and pumpkin, Slow Cooker Mole Chicken, Hominy and Pumpkin Chili will be your new favorite chili recipe.
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Slow Cooker Arroz Con Pollo

4.07 stars average
3 hours 15 minutes
Easy to make and great for using up ingredients you likely already have on hand such as tomato sauce, rice, chicken and frozen peas.
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Slow Cooker Arroz con Pollo

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

These Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos – and the toppings that go with them – are always a good idea.
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Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew

5 stars
4 hours 15 minutes
The ultimate one-pot dinner recipe, this slow cooker Irish stew is filled with hearty vegetables, creamy potatoes and tender beef. 
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Slow Cooker White Chicken Tortilla Soup

This white chicken tortilla soup comes together so easily in the slow cooker. Perfect healthy comfort food for fall and winter nights!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

4.5 stars average
4 hours 5 minutes
This Lebanese-inspired Slow Cooker Chicken Soup recipe is made with lemon juice, cinnamon, spinach and chickpeas. Naturally gluten free and full of flavor. 
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Slow Cooker Balsamic Jalapeno Chicken Legs

Let your slow cooker do all the work with this flavourful recipe for balsamic jalapeno chicken legs. Loaded with the perfect balance of spicy and sweet this recipe will be a family favourite.
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Slow Cooker Mango Chicken and Sweet Potato Bowls

This whole30 approved slow cooker mango chicken has a sweet, tropical sauce and sweet potatoes! It’s a healthy, one pot meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights!
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Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken

his Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken recipe will become a staple in your house. It’s easy to make, comes together in a flash, the crock pot does all the work and it’s so full of flavor. You can serve the chicken shredded or cubed, either way it’s fantastic!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup

Craving Mexican? Simply toss all the ingredients for fajitas in your slow cooker and a few hours later you’ll have a comforting soup that’s packed with flavor and a hint of spice. This fajita soup is gluten-free and paleo.
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Slow Cooked Tuscan Chicken and Beans

4.59 stars average
6 hours 15 minutes
This slow cooked tuscan chicken is a dish that is light on meat and heavier on beans for added protein and fiber without the cholesterol or saturated fat.
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Tangy Crock Pot Chicken Salad Sandwich Sliders

Gluten Free Crock Pot Chicken Salad Sandwich Sliders feature tangy Crock Pot Chicken Salad served as open faced sandwiches! This crock pot chicken recipe is healthy, easy, mayo free, and egg free ! So good for a quick meal, light lunch, appetizer, or food prep for the week.
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Spicy Mexican Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

Slow cooker pineapple chicken requiring only six key ingredients and a handful of spices. The perfect balance of sweet and spicy all at once with tender shredded chicken and hearty black beans. Gluten Free and Dairy Free too.
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Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs

4 stars average
4 hours 20 minutes
Turkey meatballs are slowly cooked in a homemade marinara sauce until tender. Made without any breadcrumbs, this meatball recipe is gluten free.
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Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Quinoa Recipe

This Healthy BBQ Chicken Quinoa Casserole is made in the crock pot so it’s SUPER quick and easy. Perfect for weeknights and the WHOLE family will love it!
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Slow Cooker Filipino Chicken Adobo

4.41 stars average
4 hours 5 minutes
A slow cooker version of the traditional Filipino chicken adobo, this easy recipe takes just minutes to prepare and results in tender and flavorful chicken.
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Slow Cooker Creamy Turkey and Butternut Squash Chili

This butternut squash recipe is the perfect combination of easy, healthy & delicious! A filling butternut squash dinner idea your family will love.
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Fruit Recipes:

Healthy Crock Pot Banana Bread Quinoa by The Realistic Nutritionist
Mango Sticky Farro
by Bake Love Give
Slow Cooker Banana Nut Oatmeal by The Lemon Bowl
Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler by Yummy Healthy Easy
Chai Spiced Slow Cooker Pear Apple Sauce by Oh My Veggies
Slow Cooker Applesauce by The Lemon Bowl

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Vegetarian:

Crock Pot West African Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew by Seasonal & Savory
Crock Pot Chickpea Stew with Caramelized Onions by Cookin’ Canuck
Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili with Butternut Squash by The Lemon Bowl
Mango Sticky Farro by Bake Love Give

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Soups and Stews:

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup by Foodie Crush
Crock Pot Mushroom Barley Soup by Busy in Brooklyn
Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup with Black Beans and Corn by Cookin’ Canuck
Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with Bacon by The Lemon Bowl
Slow Cooker Mexican Style Chicken Chili by Snappy Gourmet

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka - The Lemon Bowl

Chicken Recipes:


Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala by The Lemon Bowl
Honey Garlic Ginger Chicken
by Running to the Kitchen
Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken by Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Slow Cooker Chicken Sausage and Peppers by Aggie’s Kitchen
Apricot Orange Slow Cooker Chicken – Mom on Time Out

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Gyros

Pork Recipes:

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Gyros by Damn Delicious
Slow Cooker Apple Pork Loin by The Kitchen is my Playground
Slow Cooker Chili Pulled Pork Tacos by Everyday Maven

Green Beans and Beef (Lubia) - The Lemon Bowl

Beef Recipes:

Crock Pot Low-Fat Beef Stew by SkinnyMs.
Slow Cooked Lebanese Green Beans with Beef by The Lemon Bowl
Slow Cooked Barbecue Beef by Emily Bites
Crock Pot Balsamic Beef by I Heart Eating
Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage by Very Culinary

Want more delicious slow cooker dinner ideas?? Head on over to my Pinterest board!

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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.

4 Comments

  1. Ok seriously… you had me at ‘Slow Cooker Chicken Pho’…. my life is now complete. All I can think about lately is pho!

    Thanks for sharing our Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos – can’t wait to fire up the slow cooker this week and cook my way through this list of slow cooker recipe loveliness!!

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