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28 Keto Crockpot Chicken Recipes That Make Dinner A No Brainer

Louise | January 13
30 Keto Crockpot Chicken Recipes That Make Dinner A No Brainer

Just as with any eating plan, you can run out of ideas for feeding your family a low carb diet, or can be put off trying because you’re not sure where to start.

Worry not, my friends! Keto crockpot recipes are easy and can be healthy. We’ve focused on Keto Crockpot Chicken recipes here to inspire you and help you to stay on track eating healthy food! So if low carb is the way you are living, for whatever reason, I hope you will find some useful dishes here.

Some of the recipes include dairy, but these are clearly marked and can be avoided easily if you don’t tolerate dairy products. Some even offer alternatives so you don’t stray from your plan! For more ways to save dinner, listen here.

Here are just a few of the Keto Crockpot Chicken Recipes we’ve included:

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Keto Crockpot Whole Chicken Recipes

Easy Crock Pot Roasted Chicken w/ Lemon Parsley Butter

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: chicken, water, kosher salt, black pepper, lemon, butter or ghee, parsley.

Chicken and citrus are just great together and cooking them in a slow cooker makes sense for busy families or for students, as the meal is ready when you get home. This process also means that the chicken will stay moist and juicy and this meal would be fantastic served with cauliflower rice or fresh salad leaves. You can also slide lemon under the skin before cooking for a more intense lemon taste.

Slow Cooker Paprika Chicken

– Ditch the Carbs

Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: chicken, olive oil, dried paprika, curry powder, dried turmeric, salt.

This is another delicious recipe for cooking whole chicken in a slow cooker. The blend of spices gives the meat a wonderful flavor and colors the skin to make it look tastier than ever, but if you don’t like any of the spices, just swap them for your favorites! If you want to turn the juices into gravy you can either thicken them with a little arrowroot or reduce them down in a pan to thicken them without extra carbs.

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken

– Downshiftology

Ingredients: chicken, olive oil, thyme, rosemary, garlic, salt, pepper.

Just imagine the juiciest chicken with a wonderful herby and crispy skin to grace your dinner table! This is one of the easiest recipes for cooking a whole chicken and the end result tastes amazing warm with vegetables or cold with a fresh green salad. You can cook a large chicken and have enough leftovers for another meal the next day or take some in your lunchbox.

The Best Whole Chicken in a Crock Pot

– 100 Days of Real Food

Ingredients: paprika, salt, onion powder, thyme, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, pepper, onion, chicken.

If, like me, you are really bad at carving chickens, then a crock pot recipe would be perfect for you as the meat just falls off the bone. Because you are cooking the meat over a long period of time, the spices get the chance to permeate the meat and the flavor is outstanding! You have a bit of heat from the cayenne so if you don’t like this you can play about with other spices and herbs. More meal prep hacks in this article.

Keto Crockpot Chicken Soups & Chilis

Slow Cooker Chicken Broth

– Paleo Flourish

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Ingredients: chicken, salt, black pepper, goji berries (optional).

This recipe shows you how to make your own chicken broth which is very like bone broth, but with the added advantage of having a pile of chicken to serve whatever way you like! The broth will keep in the fridge to be used as a nourishing drink or as a base for a chicken soup or casserole. The goji berries add a touch of sweetness, but if you can’t get them don’t worry as the broth will be delicious without them!

Homemade Thai Chicken Soup

– Paleo Flourish

Homemade Thai Chicken Soup

Ingredients: chicken, lemongrass, basil leaves, ginger, lime, salt.

Chicken soup has long been used as a pick-me-up if you are not feeling too well or are a bit run down. So why not try this recipe which really lifts the spirits! The ginger can help if you have a sore throat or digestion problems and the fresh flavors of the lime and lemongrass give this soup a real zing! Also the aromas from the basil make the dish smell just as good as it looks.

Chicken Bacon Crock Pot Chowder (Contains Dairy)

– Peace Love and Low Carb

Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: garlic, shallot, leek, celery, cremini mushrooms, sweet onion, butter, chicken stock, chicken breasts, cream cheese, heavy cream, bacon, sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, dried thyme.

The soup in this recipe is definitely a winter warmer and reminds you of comfort food! It is warming, filling and so tasty that it would be a great meal for a chilly day. It has a brilliant combination of flavors and textures from the soft chicken and vegetables to the crunchy bacon bits. The consistency is nicely thickened and creamy and a plate of this would satisfy the hungriest appetites!

Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup (Contains Dairy)

– Peace Love and Low Carb

Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: chicken stock, ham, mushrooms, onion, dried tarragon, sea salt, black pepper, chicken breast, garlic, butter, heavy cream, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, Swiss cheese.

This soup could well be described as chowder as it is rich and creamy and full of satisfying flavors. With its chunks of chicken and ham in a wonderfully seasoned base, this would be a lovely dish to serve to guests at a dinner party. This recipe would also be a great way to use up leftover Christmas turkey if you are like me and always buy one that’s big enough to feed the entire street!

The Best Crock Pot No Noodle Chicken Soup

– Sassy Southern Yankee

Ingredients: chicken, celery, salt, black pepper, water, mixed frozen vegetables.

Here is another easy recipe that gives you delicious soup that you can enjoy at home or take to work for lunches. This is a great pick-you-up if you are feeling a bit under the weather and is very easy to eat which is great for anyone with tummy problems. This recipe is also quite cheap to make as you can toss in whatever frozen veggies you have, so this would be perfect if you are working on a tight budget.

Crockpot Creamy Lemon Chicken Kale Soup

– Jessica Flanigan

Ingredients: chicken, bone broth, kale, lemons, lemon juice, onions, olive oil, salt.

This recipe shows a convenient way to thicken the soup by blending an onion with some oil and stock and adding it to the soup! I would never have thought of that! This soup is flavor-rich but quite light because of the lemon zest and juice. This recipe would be a great way to encourage the family to eat more kale as the earthy flavor is offset by the tasty shreds of chicken meat.

White Chicken Chili

– My Heart Beets

Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Ashley from My Heart Beets

Ingredients: chicken breasts, onions, celery, jalapeño pepper, garlic, chili powder, salt, cumin, coriander powder, oregano, black pepper, chicken broth, cilantro (optional), hot sauce (optional).

Here is a versatile recipe for a deliciously spicy chili! This would definitely warm you on a chilly day and you will find it is also quite a filling dish. You can use chicken breasts or try using boneless thighs which can be cheaper, making this a great dish for students and those of us on a budget. Obviously you can adjust the heat by cutting down the chili if you are not keen on spicy food, but a little heat is good for you!

Crock Pot Mexican Chicken Soup (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: chicken, salsa, chicken broth, Monterey or Pepper Jack cheese.

This soup would be a great dish to serve for dinner after a long day at work as it is so quick to prepare and will cook throughout the day – all you have to do before serving is to shred the chicken. This is a hearty and satisfying soup that can be made even more Mexican-inspired if you add some jalapenos to the pot too. You will find that using chicken thigh meat gives a more intense flavor to the soup than using breast meat.

Keto Crockpot Chicken Drumstick and Thighs Recipes

Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo

– Paleo Flourish

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Ingredients: chicken drumsticks, onion, garlic, gluten-free tamari soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, green onion, cauliflower.

With its roots in the cuisine of the Philippines, this tasty dish has the flavors of Asian food thanks to the garlic and soy sauce and this is another easily prepared slow cooker meal. You can serve this over cauliflower rice and enjoy as a filling and hearty meal, or allow the drumsticks to cool and add them into a salad. You can even use boneless thigh meat and shred it for using as a filling for stuffed vegetables.

Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken, salt, paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, thyme, white pepper, garlic powder, black pepper.

Jerk chicken is very common in Jamaican cuisine, but using a slow cooker makes it just as easy for you to try! The dry rub helps to seal in the flavors and keep the meat moist and juicy, even though you are cooking it for a longer time. Again, the flavor is enhanced if you use cuts like thighs or drumsticks which have been closest to the bones, and these can be sourced quite cheaply too.

Slow Cooker Bacon & Chicken

– Paleo Flourish

Slow Cooker Bacon and Chicken

Ingredients: chicken breasts, bacon, dried thyme, dried oregano, dried rosemary, olive oil, salt.

This is a really easy recipe to use and the end result tastes amazing! Shredded chicken and bacon with the addition of the herbs are great ingredients for a light lunch with salad, or why not serve it in a bowl with some lettuce wraps and let the family make their own? The bacon helps to keep the chicken moist and adds a real boost to the flavor.

Crock-Pot Chicken Curry

– My Heart Beets

Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Ashley from My Heart Beets

Ingredients: chicken drumsticks, organic coconut milk, onion, garlic, ginger, Serrano pepper, Garam Masala, cayenne, paprika, turmeric, salt, pepper.

Imagine walking into the kitchen after a long day at work and being greeted by the aromas of a really tasty curry that makes your mouth water! The chicken will literally fall off the bone and the spices give the meat a warming and succulent flavor. This would be great served with cauliflower rice or even spaghetti squash, but watch the portions as it is higher in carbs. This is a great dish to have if you love curry but can’t have tomato which features in a lot of curry recipes.

Crockpot Thai Chicken Curry

– Sarahlynn Smile

Ingredients: coconut milk, chicken stock, chicken thighs, red curry paste, coconut aminos, fish sauce, garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes (optional), frozen mixed veggies.

Thai curries tend to be a little hotter than some Indian curries, so be aware when you are adding the seasoning and adjust the heat to suit your palate. You can use any frozen veg mix here, so just use up whatever you have in the freezer. Frozen vegetables are now frozen so quickly after picking that they keep all the nutrients and goodness, and are ultra handy when it comes to rustling up a meal! You can even buy Asian-inspired veg mixes if you want to stay authentic.

Slow Cooker Lemongrass and Coconut Chicken Drumsticks

– Nom Nom Paleo

Ingredients: chicken drumsticks, lemongrass, garlic, ginger, coconut milk, fish sauce, coconut aminos, five spice powder, onion, scallions, Kosher salt, black pepper.

Like a lot of other marinade recipes, this one tastes so much more intense if you can leave it to sit in the refrigerator for a couple of days after cooking to allow the flavors to meld. However it is perfectly tasty if you want to serve it up right away. The lemongrass and coconut aminos give the chicken a lovely fresh and tangy flavor and this is satisfying in itself, but to turn it into a complete main you can add in some frozen vegetables for the last 30 minutes.

Hot Chinese Mustard Chicken Thighs, Wrapped in Collard Greens

– Paleo Pot

Ingredients: chicken thighs, collard greens, Chinese mustard, red onion, garlic, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes or seeds, coconut oil.

When I first saw this chicken dish it reminded me of Greek dolmades which use vine leaves as a wrap, and these collard green parcels would look very impressive at a dinner party, especially a Chinese-themed meal. This recipe gives you thighs that are quite spicy, but if you are not too brave around spices, just adjust the seasoning to suit your palate. These make perfect finger food for parties too!

Crockpot Green Chile Chicken

– The Frugal Girls

Ingredients: chicken thighs, green chiles, garlic salt, onions (optional).

Chile dishes can be just what you need when the weather turns colder and you need something warming after a long day, and this chile chicken can be made quite cheaply – ideal if you are a student or working to a budget. The dish can be served with cauliflower rice as a main course or you can shred the chicken and add it to other ingredients to make lettuce wraps for lunch.

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken with Cream Cheese Sauce (Contains Dairy)

– Our Small Hours

Ingredients: chicken breasts, butter, garlic, salt, onion (optional), cream cheese, chicken stock.

When you look at the finished product here, I am sure you will agree it looks delicious! You have tender chicken breasts drizzled with a thick and creamy sauce and topped with chopped salad onions, making it a really pleasing dish to the eye and the taste buds! You will find that the meat takes on the flavor of the garlic really well, but if it is a bit too strong for your taste, simply cut back the amount used.

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken

– Chef in Training

Ingredients: chicken breasts, Greek Rub, garlic, lemon juice, water, chicken bouillon cubes.

As you already know, citrus goes really well with poultry, and when you add in the Greek-inspired seasonings you get a deliciously fresh flavor to the chicken. Other cuts of chicken can also be used, for example thighs, which can help cut down the cost if you are working to a budget. If you have preserved lemons you can use them instead of fresh ones as lemon slices make a lovely garnish to the finished dish.

Crock Pot Chile Verde

– Beauty and the Foodie

Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: chicken, butter, cilantro, salsa verde garlic, sea salt.

Although this recipe calls for pork stewing meat, chicken would make a lovely alternative, especially if your family are picky about pork. This chile verde makes a filling meal served with cauliflower rice keeping it low carb, or serve it in lettuce wraps for a lighter option for lunch. If you are not a fan of cilantro you can omit it or use a different herb instead. Parsley would work well here.

Crockpot Shredded BBQ Chicken

– A Girl Worth Saving

Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients: chicken breasts, Primal BBQ Sauce.

If you like BBQ flavor then this meat is the one for you! It can be served with roasted vegetables as a main meal or as a meaty addition to a salad, or combine it with some sliced onions and serve it in lettuce wraps for a tasty lunch. The easiest way to shred the chicken is to use two forks to gently tease the strands of meat apart. This dish can be stored in the freezer and reheated as needed.

Slow Cooker Garlic Chipotle Lime Chicken

– Beauty and the Foodie

Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: chicken, tomato sauce, olive oil or avocado oil, garlic, green chilies, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, cilantro or Italian parsley, swerve, chipotle powder, sea salt, black pepper.

This chicken dish has a wonderful combination of fresh flavors and can be made as mild or as spicy as you like! You have fresh tastes of lime and the cider vinegar to complement the tender chicken and you can even use chicken thighs, fresh or frozen, to make this a more budget-friendly dish. For a satisfying main, serve this chicken with cauliflower rice, a fresh green salad or roasted vegetables.

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Greek Inspired Crockpot Stuffed Chicken Breasts

– Primally Inspired

Ingredients: chicken breasts, olive oil or fat of choice, onion, red pepper, pepperoncini peppers, spinach, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, lemon, chicken stock.

Stuffed chicken breasts make a wonderfully impressive dish for a dinner party or celebration meal and these ones can be used for a Greek-themed meal, or just because you like them! Packed with onion and peppers, these colorful chicken breasts could be made to taste even more Greek-inspired if you add some chopped olives to the stuffing. Simply serve these with a sprinkling of herbs or a wedge of lemon for an amazing meal.

Slow Cooker Split Chicken Breasts with Onions and Mushrooms

– The B Keeps Us Honest

Ingredients: onions, mushrooms, chicken breasts, chicken broth, thyme, salt, pepper.

The thyme in this recipe is perfect with the chicken and gives a lovely earthy flavor to the meat. However, if you’re not keen then you could try using another herb like rosemary instead. This is a versatile recipe as far as the mushrooms go too, but the heavier, meatier mushrooms give a better result in a slow cooker as they tend to hold their shape better.

Crock-Pot Pesto Chicken Salad

– Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Ingredients: chicken breasts, garlic clove, white onion, chicken broth, garlic powder, salt, pepper, basil, spinach, cashews or walnuts or nuts of choice, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, Himalayan sea salt, red pepper flakes (optional), pine nuts.

Because this salad has nuts through it, which give a slower release of energy, this would be the perfect dish to use for a lunchbox addition as it keeps you going right through the day. The flavors are fresh and vibrant thanks to the basil and lemon juice, and the salad has the added bite of the pine nuts contrasting with the tender chicken. This is definitely a meal in itself and doesn’t need any sides.

30 Keto Crockpot Chicken Recipes That Make Dinner A No Brainer


Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.