Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes

Cozy Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes | ASpicyPerspective.comOur cozy Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes is a family-friendly all in one meal to warm you up this winter!

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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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27 comments on “Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes

  1. Jenny Flakeposted December 12, 2016 at 9:35 am Reply

    This looks fantastic!!

  2. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted December 12, 2016 at 10:08 am Reply

    What a nice and easy slow cooker meal!

  3. Naomiposted December 12, 2016 at 10:24 am Reply

    Love fast and easy dinners like this. 

  4. Heather Christoposted December 12, 2016 at 11:15 am Reply

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

  5. Gaby Dalkinposted December 12, 2016 at 3:57 pm Reply

    What a perfect go-to winter dinner recipe!!

  6. Emily @ Life on Foodposted December 13, 2016 at 6:53 am Reply

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

  7. Kathy Mposted December 13, 2016 at 7:02 am Reply

    When do you add the butter?

    • Sommerposted December 13, 2016 at 7:39 am Reply

      Hi Kathy,

      Add the butter with the garlic and herbs. Happy Cooking!

  8. Marla Meridithposted December 14, 2016 at 9:41 am Reply

    Must try this chicken dish!!

  9. Julie | Table for Twoposted December 14, 2016 at 9:02 pm Reply

    I could use some easy meals this time year!

  10. Mickeyposted January 1, 2017 at 9:44 am Reply

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

    • Sommerposted January 9, 2017 at 9:34 am Reply

      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.

  11. Sarahposted January 8, 2017 at 1:21 pm Reply

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

    • Sommerposted January 9, 2017 at 9:00 am Reply

      Hi Sarah,

      Yes, at this time you are just dry-roasting the potatoes in the crockpot. The liquid is added later. Happy Cooking! :)

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  13. Katherineposted January 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm Reply

      Will this recipe work cooking on low for 8 hours?

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  16. Saraposted August 14, 2017 at 1:58 pm Reply

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

    Rating: 5
  17. Amandaposted September 11, 2017 at 1:56 pm Reply

    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! :)

    Rating: 5
  18. Christyposted December 28, 2017 at 3:46 am Reply

    This was delicious! My entire family loved it!

    Rating: 5
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  20. Candiceposted January 13, 2018 at 4:04 pm Reply

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

    • Sommerposted January 18, 2018 at 9:54 am Reply

      Hi Candice,

      Absolutely! Peel away. :)

  21. Deanna Songerposted February 8, 2018 at 1:44 pm Reply

    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.

    Rating: 5
  22. Patposted February 14, 2018 at 9:09 pm Reply

    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!

    Rating: 4
  23. Ashleyposted February 16, 2018 at 9:57 am Reply

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