Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes
Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes Recipe – An easy dinner with rich cozy flavor, for any night of the week!
Easy Chicken Recipe
Our cozy delicious Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes is a family-friendly all-in-one meal to warm you up this winter!
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.
Two Slow Cooking Methods
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.
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!
Either way, you end up with a warm hearty meal the whole family will love.
Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Potatoes with Chicken 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.
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.
What Ingredients You Will Need
- 2 pounds mini Yukon Gold potatoes
- 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts and chicken thighs
- 3/4 cup melted butter
- 8 cloves garlic minced
- 6 sprigs fresh thyme
- 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
- Salt and pepper
How to Make This Garlic Butter Chicken Recipe
If the potatoes are smaller than golf balls, leave them 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, fresh 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 in the garlic butter sauce, 1 1/2 – 2 hours on high, 3-4 hours on low. Stir, a couple of times while cooking.
Get the Complete Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes Recipe Below. Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I slow cook this dish all in one sitting?
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.
What other herbs can I use?
If you don’t like (or have) thyme and rosemary, try adding in Italian Seasoning, fresh chopped parsley, marjoram, tarragon, or crushed red pepper flakes.
How long do these leftovers last?
You can store the leftover chicken recipe in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 5 days.
Other Great Dinner Dishes
- Southwest Brussels Sprouts and Beans
- Cast Iron Skillet Deep Dish Pizza
- Roman Chicken with Peppers and Onions
- Slow Cooker Broccoli Beef
- Stuffed Zucchini Boats
- Fried Cauliflower Rice
- Baked Green Beans Almondine
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Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes
- 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.