Crock Pot Chicken With Potatoes

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Crock Pot Chicken With Potatoes: This is a delicious, easy weeknight dinner recipe that you can prepare in your crock pot and then forget about. When you’re ready for dinner, it will be ready! Crock Pot Chicken With Potatoes Crock pot chicken with potatoes is a delicious recipe that I’m sure you’ll absolutely love. It is crock pot friendly, very easy to make, and the results are absolutely delicious!

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Veggies

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Veggies is a one-pot meal that is full of garlic butter goodness!

carrots, potatoes, and chicken tenders with buttery garlic sauce in a slow cooker.

Hello! This recipe isn’t for the faint of heart, this is for my butter loving friends. A stick of butter flavors this meal, but the entire meal. I add garlic, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper to a stick of melted butter. I pour that garlic butter mixture over chicken, carrots, and wedges of Yukon gold potatoes.

Not all slow cooker meals end up being complete meals, I usually have to make a starchy side or make a salad. With this recipe, all the main food groups are covered.

chicken tenderloins, melted butter and garlic, yukon gold potatoes, and carrots on a table.

How to make Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Veggies:

  • Place chicken tenders (or breasts) in the middle of the slow cooker.
  • On one side of that place wedges of Yukon gold potatoes and on the other a bag of baby carrots.
raw carrots, potatoes and yukon gold potaotes in a slow cooker.
  •  In a small sauce-pan melt salted butter and add minced garlic, salt, pepper, dried thyme and dried parsley. 
  • Pour this mixture over the chicken and veggies.
raw carrots, chicken and potatoes with garlic butter sauce uncooked in a slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
  • Serve and enjoy!
chicken, carrots and potatoes in a slow cooker.

Plenty of buttery sauce for everyone!

cooked potatoes, carrots and chicken mixed together in a slow cooker.

The chicken is tender and so are the veggies. My favorite thing about this meal is the potatoes. There is something about butter and potatoes together that just can’t be beat.

chicken tenders, potatoes and carrots on a white plate.


I hope you give this recipe a try! It’s hearty like a pot roast dinner, but with chicken instead. Have a great week. I’ll be back at the end of the week with another recipe.

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken & Potatoes

This Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes is an easy hands-off meal with just 5 minutes prep time! Juicy chicken breasts and tender potatoes in a garlic butter sauce. With step by step recipe video down below!

crockpot chicken breast and potatoes with green beans in white slow cooker

If there’s any dinner that garlic butter doesn’t make utterly amazing, I’m not sure what it is.

This Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes is such an easy dinner recipe — all you need is 5 minutes to stir together some melted butter and seasonings, throw some chicken breasts, potatoes and green beans in a crockpot, and drizzle the butter over the top.

Then you let it simmer away for a couple of hours until the potatoes are tender, and serve with a drizzle off that buttery goodness from down in the slow cooker.

Sure, you can add a side salad or some extra steamed veggies if you want (I’ve even included ways to add them right to this slow cooker meal down below), but the basics are all here: a good source of protein and some vegetables (yes, potatoes are vegetables, too and pack in a pile of vitamins and nutrients!).

slow cooker chicken and potatoes on white plate with fresh parsley

This Crockpot Chicken and Potatoes recipe is another instalment in my Six Ingredient Suppers series — find out everything you need to know about getting in on the fun (including advance ingredient lists, giveaways, and fresh weekly videos) over in my Six Ingredient Suppers introduction over here.

Tips for making Crockpot Chicken and Potatoes:

  • Getting your chicken and potatoes to cook in the same amount of time: this is the key to making this recipe successful! Try placing your chicken and your potatoes in an even layer and now crowding your potatoes. If your crockpot is going to be very full, it can take longer to cook so try quartering or chopping your potatoes into smaller pieces.
  • Don’t overcook: neither overcooked chicken breasts or overcooked potatoes are particularly appetizing, and this can happen quicker than you might think when you’re using the slow cooker! Some people incorrectly assume that you can cook anything all day in the slow cooker and it will be perfect and juicy — this isn’t the case! You need to find the sweet spot where it is just perfectly cooked, and knowing that means knowing how your crockpot functions.
  • Know your crockpot: Every slow cooker cooks a little differently — some hotter and some cooler. If you generally find your meals are overcooked, then your slow cooker is likely on the hot side and you may want to check it earlier. My crockpot cooks a little hot, so if your slow cooker is cooler, you may find you have to add an hour or two to the times here.
  • Spread out your potatoes: try to spread your potatoes into an even layer as best you can so that they will cook quickly. If necessary, push them down in between the chicken breasts or quarter them so they cook more evenly.
garlic butter chicken and potatoes on plate with marble background

Variations on this Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes:

  • Add in extra veggies or swap the green beans: broccoli, mushrooms, peppers, roasted peppers, carrots — all of these would be great additions, but you need to be careful about when you add them in. When you will add them really depends on how tender you like them. Carrots can be adding at the beginning of the cook time. Broccoli, beans, peppers, etc., may be added half way through or ad the very end, depending how tender you want them to be.
  • Add in a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese before serving (or another shredded cheese!)
  • Swap the chicken breasts for boneless thighs — you don’t need to change the recipe at all.
  • Swap the butter for margarine for a lower in fat meal.
  • Add a pinch of cayenne for some kick!

SLOW COOKER GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN & POTATOES + VIDEO

Slow cooker garlic Parmesan chicken & potatoes is an easy yet comforting dish that the entire family will enjoy. You can also make this garlicky recipe in the Instant Pot.

Updated 2020 with Instant Pot instructions

Garlic Parmesan chicken & potatoes is an easy yet comforting dish that the entire family will enjoy. Make this meal in your slow cooker or Instant Pot.

INGREDIENTS FOR GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN & POTATOES

  • Chicken
  • Potatoes
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Garlic Powder
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Chicken broth (for Instant Pot only)
ingredients for garlic Parmesan chicken & potatoes in white bowls

HOW TO MAKE GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN & POTATOES 

This blog post includes instructions on how to make Garlic Parmesan chicken & potatoes in both the slow cooker and Instant Pot. As with most recipes, the slow cooker way is fuss-free. 

  1. Add all ingredients EXCEPT the shredded Parmesan cheese to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
  2. Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6.
  3. Top with shredded Parmesan cheese.
  4. If you turn off the slow cooker and let it sit with the lid on, the cheese will melt in a few minutes.

uncooked Garlic Parmesan chicken & potatoes in the slow cooker

FAQS

WHAT CUT OF CHICKEN TO USE

I like to use boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this recipe.  Having said that, like most of my chicken recipes, you can actually use your preferred cut of chicken whether it be boneless or bone-in, breasts, thighs, legs, or a combination legs & thighs. I know this because I made this recipe using all of those cuts as well. If you use dark meat, add an additional hour or so to the cook time because dark meat takes longer to cook than white meat. If you choose to use skin-on chicken, you may want to brown the chicken in a skillet before adding it to the slow cooker. This is an optional step of course, you can throw it in there raw. If you’re looking for crispy skin, after the chicken is done cooking, you can remove it from the slow cooker or Instant Pot and place it under your oven’s broiler for a few minutes. Again, also optional.

Garlic Parmesan chicken & potatoes is an easy yet comforting dish that the entire family will enjoy. Make this meal in your slow cooker or Instant Pot.

after (slow cooker) – add shredded Parmesan cheese

WHAT TYPE OF POTATOES TO USE

Waxy potatoes always work best for slow cooking because they hold their shape better than other forms of potatoes. Again, like most of my recipes, I encourage you to use the ingredients you have & like. Meaning, you can use your preferred potato whether it be a waxy potato like red or yellow, russet potato, sweet potato, etc. If you use non-waxy potatoes like russet or sweet potatoes, I suggest you cut them into larger chunks than you usually would. This will help them hold their shape during the cooking process and not turn mushy on you.

cooked garlic Parmesan chicken & potatoes in the slow cooker

slow cooker

WHAT TYPE OF PARMESAN CHEESE TO USE

I used a combination of grated and shredded Parmesan.  How much Parmesan to use is debatable in my household. This too went through many trials and I finally settled on 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan mixed in  and the shredded Parmesan added the last few minutes of cook time. Don’t have shredded Parmesan? Use all grated. If you have shaved Parmesan, use that. You have some leeway here to make this recipe work for you.

WHAT TYPE OF GARLIC TO USE

Minced garlic is in almost every single recipe that I post. I go through garlic probably more than any other ingredient. Since I used full tbsp of garlic powder, I used a little less raw garlic than I normally would. If you like your food really garlicky, add an additional clove or two of minced garlic to the recipe.

Garlic Parmesan chicken & potatoes is an easy yet comforting dish that the entire family will enjoy. Make this meal in your slow cooker or Instant Pot.

SERVING & STORING GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN & POTATOES

When it comes to serving this easy slow cooker chicken recipe, the sky is the limit! I usually keep it simple with a side salad or some sort of green vegetables. Leftovers should be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

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