The Best 4 Ingredient Crockpot Chicken Recipe

Looking for a simple recipe that you can toss together in your slow cooker this week? This is the best 4 Ingredient Crockpot Chicken Recipe because it’s so simple and uses only real food ingredients!

Looking for a simple recipe that you can toss together in your slow cooker this week? This is the best 4 Ingredient Crockpot Chicken Recipe because it's so simple and uses only real food ingredients!

I’m on a new mission lately to create some tasty meals that only need a few ingredients. I have quite a few on my list that our family is testing right now, but today I’m excited to share this one with you.

Sometimes you just need an easy recipe that you can toss together in a few minutes, put in the crockpot, and then not have to worry about it again until supper time. This is one of those recipes! We also put this recipe together so that it can be easily modified to fit allergy needs if your family is anything like ours.

This recipe does not contain “cream of chicken soup” like many similar recipes. We will be making our own with just a few basic ingredients.

This Crockpot Chicken recipe uses just 4 main ingredients and then others can be added to give it a better flavor for serving. I love that the simplicity of the ingredients leaves it somewhat of a “blank slate” so that you can make it taste good for your family.

Keep reading to grab the recipe!

Chicken Broth

Ingredients in Crockpot Chicken

  • Onion.
  • Chicken Broth. I use homemade chicken broth in all of my recipes but you can use store-bought if that is what you have. Vegetable broth will give it a nice flavor too.
  • Milk/Cream. Use regular dairy if you can have it. For dairy free, replace the milk or cream with coconut milk or cream. Also, you can add some cream cheese in place of the milk if you want your sauce to be a little thicker!
  • Chicken Breast. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts work best in this recipe but if you only have skinless chicken thighs or something else, it will still taste good!

Optional Ingredients:

You don’t have to have these ingredients to make this meal but they are highly recommended to give this dish some flavor!

  • Salt & Pepper.
  • Parsley.
  • Italian Seasoning.
  • Taco Seasoning.
  • Cheese.
  • Garlic.

Crockpot with Water

FAQS About Slow Cooker Chicken

Can you cook chicken in the crockpot without any liquid?

I would not recommend cooking chicken without any liquid. The chicken will likely burn to the bottom of the crockpot giving it a poor taste and making your slow cooker very hard to clean.

Is it better to cook chicken on high or low in the crockpot?

It depends on when you need supper and the type of recipe you are cooking. Chicken will usually be tender when cooked either way (on high or low). For this particular recipe, I cook it on low because of the ingredients and because I don’t need it to cook any faster.

Do you need to brown chicken before slow cooking?

Sometimes browning meat before adding it to the slow cooker will give it more flavor in the final product. It’s optional though depending on what you have time for and if you want to dirty another pan first.

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What to Serve With The Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe

This chicken is best when serve over egg noodles or another kind of highly absorbent pasta. It also would work well with white or brown rice.

If you don’t want to serve over pasta, you could serve the meat in a bun for a sandwich, or even in tortillas with some black beans and Spanish rice and salsa for a totally different take.

A good side dish for this recipe is a lettuce salad or your favorite vegetables roasted in the oven with a bit of seasoning on them. You could even do a Thanksgiving-style take on this recipe by serving it with stuffing.

Crockpot Chicken Dinner

Instructions for 4 Ingredient Crockpot Chicken

Place all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook for 6 hours on low until the chicken has reached 165 degrees F internal temp.

Shred or cut the chicken the chicken and serve over egg noodles with the sauce from the slow cooker. Add salt and pepper or other additional seasonings to taste.

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4 Ingredient Crockpot Chicken

An easy recipe for your slow cooker for a quick weeknight meal.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword 4 Ingredient Crockpot Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings 4 people
Calories 450 kcal
Creator Merissa


  • 2 lbs Chicken Breast
  • 1 1/2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Cream
  • 1 Onion, chopped


  1. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker. Cook on low heat for 6 hours until the chicken reaches the internal temp of 165 degrees F.

  2. Top with salt and pepper. Shred chicken or cut chicken into slices and serve over egg noodles.

Nutrition Facts
4 Ingredient Crockpot Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 183mg61%
Sodium 2380mg103%
Potassium 989mg28%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 896IU18%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4 INgredient Chicken

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave when ready to enjoy the rest.

As I mentioned above, since this recipe is such a blank slate, you can really repurpose the leftovers into many other tasty dishes once you’ve got it made!

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Me and KadyMerissa has been blogging about and living the simple life since 2009 and has internationally published 2 books on the topic. You can read about Merissa’s journey from penniless to contentedness on the About Page. You can send her a message any time from the Contact Page.


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