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Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes

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Everyone in my family loves bold spicy flavors… Yet there are days we want to skip the tastebud acrobatics and sink into something that is pure comfort.

Today’s Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes is a simple recipe that gives you the sensation of being wrapped in a big fuzzy blanket. After all, the key ingredients are chicken, baby potatoes, garlic, and butter!

You simply throw the ingredients in the slow cooker and let them mix and mingle over the next few hours. Then open the lid and inhale the tantalizing aroma of hot garlic butter and herbs.

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There are two methods of making Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes…

Method one is the “around the house” method. Start the potatoes in the slow cooker first, so they get a head-start on the chicken. Then add the chicken and remaining ingredients a few hours later, so the chicken is moist and tender, not dry.

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The second method is the “off to run errands” method. Here you chop the potatoes in smaller pieces so they can cook thoroughly in the same time it takes to cook the chicken. Chop, dump, and press start!

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Either way, you end up with a warm hearty meal the whole family will love.

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes is an easy recipe to adjust to suit your family’s tastes. You can swap out the herbs to any that you prefer. You can use chicken breasts or boneless thighs. I used both, but actually prefer the thighs.

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You can even cut back on the butter to lighten up the recipe… However the more butter the better in my opinion.

No matter how you mix it up, Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

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Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes Recipe - An easy dinner with rich cozy flavor, for any night of the week!
Servings: 6


  • 2 pounds mini Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 2 pounds boneless chicken, breasts and thighs
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • Salt and pepper


  • If the potatoes are smaller than golf balls, leave whole. If they are larger than golf balls, cut in half. Place the potatoes in the crock of a large slow cooker. Cover and slow cook on high for 2 hours, or on low for 3-4 hours.
  • Once the potatoes are halfway cooked, lay the chicken over the top. Add the minced garlic, herb springs, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper. Pour the melted butter over the top.
  • Cover and continue slow cooking until the chicken is cooked through, 1 1/2 - 2 hours on high, 3-4 hours on low. Stir, a couple times while cooking.


ONE-STEP SLOW COOKING: If you need the entire dish to be ready in 3-4 hours, without having to add ingredients in the middle, cut the potatoes into one inch pieces. Layer the remaining ingredients over the potatoes and turn on high for 3-4 hours.


Serving: 8ounces, Calories: 470kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 36g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 157mg, Sodium: 393mg, Potassium: 1212mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 0g, Vitamin A: 800IU, Vitamin C: 21.9mg, Calcium: 71mg, Iron: 5.7mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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62 comments on “Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes”

  1. Can you brown the chicken before placing in the crockpot ?

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  3. wonderfull meal also made the bread in oven love your recipes.

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  6. Made this recipe this week and my kids gobbled it up, thank you!

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  8. This recipe is definitely a keeper. It does NOT taste like it came from a Crock Pot! I used the “around the house” method and chicken thighs, which came out juicy and perfect despite me completely forgetting to stir it even once. The only change I’ll make in the future is a bit less garlic.

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  10. Have you done this recipe with regular potatoes, not Yukon gold? That’s what I have at home and it snowed last night. Don’t particularly feel like going out to the store haha

  11. Hi I’m making this right now but didn’t melt the butter just put it in there does that really matter?

  12. Can you also just do the “all at once” method and cook for the 6-8 hours on low?

  13. So the potatoes are cooking for a total of 6-8 hours on low in total and the chicken 3-4 hours is that correct?

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  15. Thank you for this recipe! I’m making it right now. My house smells wonderful! One question, there is no other liquid besides the melted butter?  Thanks!

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  17. Can I put butter in with the potatoes for the first couple hrs then add more with the chicken an herbs an garlic!? 

  18. Currently cooking for my family. cut the portions in half and switched out rosemary with another herb because this was a last minute use what I had in the freezer meal. Already can tell you it smells AMAZING!! Thanks for the good eat.

  19. Is the skin to be left on the chicken, or will skinless work as well? Thanks.

  20. Can I substitute sweet potato instead of the Yukon gold?

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  22. Can this be transformed into a instant pot recipe? 

    • Hi Susy!

      I’m sure you can, but unfortunately I haven’t tried it, so I can’t give you specific instructions. Just thinking through the process, I would try placing the potatoes on the bottom, covered by the chicken and pressure cook on the “meat” setting for 15 minutes. Fingers crossed!

  23. Hello,
    if I wanted to add carrots to this would I need to add any liquid or change the cooking time at all?


  24. made this on  a busy Valentine’s Day. It’s a good basic recipe that you can season as you like.  I ignored the salt/pepper measurements  in the recipe but seasoned the chicken with S & P plus garlic and onion powder and sweet paprika.  The paprika doesn’t add flavor, but made the chicken look much prettier :-).    I might try some curry seasoning next time too for a change and top with chopped peanuts and scallions.   I love Chicken crockpot recipes because i don’t have to start them till 2-3 pm with dinner at 6 or 7.  Even  with 8 cloves of garlic I’m glad I added  onion powder and the paprika, so just season the chicken with your favorite combo of seasonings and it should turn out great.  I made asparagus as a side and some biscuits since it was valentines day!

  25. I’m making  this recipe  right now it looks great  I’ve been doing a lot of slow cooker recipes from off here on Pinterest it’s wonderful thank you for posting it.

  26. Will it still come out the same if I peel the potatoes first? I can’t eat skins!

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  28. This was delicious! My entire family loved it!

  29. Absolutely wonderful, Sommer!

    I fully agree with you; the more butter, the better! Coming home after a full day of work and my home smelling like hot butter, garlic, and spices, it makes me happy that I own a slow cooker.

    I’m writing a piece on Autumn slow cooker meals and would like to include this recipe. Would you mind? Full credit to you and your website, of course!

    Thanks! :)

  30. Perfect recipe! I suggest only using chicken thighs because they stay moist and bring so much extra flavor to the dish. We loved it!!!!!!!

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  33. Hi, 
      Will this recipe work cooking on low for 8 hours?

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  35. When you put the potatoes in, do they go in by themselves? No liquid?

  36. Can you use frozen chicken breasts or do they have to be thawed first? Thanks.

    • Hi Mickey,

      You can add frozen chicken breasts without thawing them. It will alter your cooking time, but the potatoes shouldn’t be greatly effected by this.

  37. I could use some easy meals this time year!

  38. Must try this chicken dish!!

  39. When do you add the butter?

  40. This week is so busy and I am planning slower cooker meals all week. Needed this recipe.

  41. What a perfect go-to winter dinner recipe!!

  42. I love a slow cooker meal! this one looks great!

  43. Love fast and easy dinners like this. 

  44. What a nice and easy slow cooker meal!