Comfort food cooking all day on low heat is a great way to make easy, gluten-free meals for your family. A slow cooker meal is a perfect solution to the dinner crunch time on busy weeknights. Chicken, in particular, is at its best in the crock pot, tender and flavorful.
So I have rounded up some of the best gluten-free, slow-cooker chicken recipes from my food blogger friends on social media!
If you are new to the gluten-free diet and feeling overwhelmed by the steep learning curve, you will find easy and delicious dinner recipes to help you start your journey. And if you are a veteran at gluten-free, you will be inspired by new hearty and healthy slow cooker recipes to add to your collection.
Whether a gluten-free novice or a veteran, you will love the variety of (always) delicious and (mostly) healthy dishes.
Simple, Real Ingredients
These recipes start with simple ingredients like boneless skinless chicken breasts, chicken thighs, or drumsticks. All of these can be purchased in value packs at the grocery store to save money and feed a crowd. Or you can freeze half of your dinner (prepped/uncooked or leftovers out of the crockpot) for another day.
They are easily paired with filling dinner sides and bases, including white rice, brown rice, cauliflower rice, a variety of fresh or canned vegetables, quinoa, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and tortilla chips.
Most of these recipes include basic pantry staples, but a few will surprise you with ethnic ingredients that will expand your pool of wonderful, gluten-free ingredients.
I hope these slow cooker recipes inspire you to see all you CAN eat on a gluten-free diet!
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Some of these recipes are from amazing gluten-free bloggers. If you try and love a recipe from a gluten-free blogger, I encourage you to follow them for more of the same wonderful gluten-free inspiration.
Gluten-free bloggers tend to recommend specific brands for their recipe ingredients if there is a risk of buying a product that may contain gluten. They do this in the “chatty” section before the recipe.
Side note, if you want to skip that chatty part and get straight to the recipe, nearly all food bloggers have a “jump to recipe” button at the top of each post. Click that button and you are taken straight to the recipe.
Other recipes in this Roundup of Gluten-Free, Slow Cooker, Chicken Recipes are from wonderful food bloggers who are not dedicated gluten-free. Their delicious recipes below are all completely gluten-free, but make sure you select brands that are gluten-free for your ingredients.
With these slow-cooker, chicken recipes, you will find that your meals can be healthy, flavorful, affordable, easy, AND gluten-free!
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
This Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore is rustic, comforting dish that will satisfy your craving for Italian. This super tender chicken cooks in a tomato-based sauce with garlic, Italian herbs, and mushrooms.
This Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip is made with juicy shredded chicken, creamy ranch dressing, hot sauce, and loads of cheese. Enjoy this gluten-free, easy-to-make and easily transportable recipe at your next potluck or party!
When you’re wanting hot soup and you’re short on time, pull out your Crock-pot and make this gluten-free chicken noodle soup recipe! Just a few minutes of prep, and 4-5 hours in the Crock-pot and you’ve got gluten-free chicken soup for dinner!
One of my favorite things about slow cooker chicken tikka masala is that it's so easy to make! Just set it and forget it, and you've got a delicious and healthy meal that's perfect for any night of the week. Plus, it's packed with all the flavor of your favorite Indian restaurant dish without any of the gluten. So go ahead and give it a try – your taste buds will thank you!
This slow cooker Thai-inspired chicken curry is slow-simmered and loaded with healthy vegetables. Dairy-free and gluten-free. Absolutely delicious! Tip: The Thai Kitchen brand makes gluten-free green curry paste and fish sauce.
The whole family will love this easy, flavorful Slow-Cooker Moroccan Chicken for dinner! Full of spices, apricots and carrots, this moroccan chicken is delicious served over quinoa for a delicious and gluten-free weeknight meal.
You can make Italian Bruschetta chicken in your slow cooker! Tender chicken breasts topped with melty mozzarella and a homemade bruschetta tomato topping that has ripe tomatoes, garlic, shallot, and balsamic vinegar. Use a gluten-free Italian spice blend.
Boneless chicken thighs are browned and cooked low and slow in a flavorful sweet and sour sauce until fork tender. Colorful bell peppers and chunks of pineapple round out this better-than-takeout Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken. Make sure to choose the gluten-free tamari option in this recipe, as traditional soy sauce contains wheat!
Our crockpot chicken enchiladas are a crockpot meal packed with chicken, beans, corn, and lots of cheese! This gluten-free dinner is easy to assemble in the morning and can cook all day. Before serving, shred the chicken, add the beans, corn, cheese, and tortillas, and dinner is ready.
Making a rotisserie-style whole chicken in the slow cooker has never been so easy! This lemon garlic chicken is cooked on low for 6-8 hrs and results in the most flavorful fall-off-the-bone chicken! And, the leftover meat can be used in a variety of different casseroles and soups!
Slow cooker chicken enchilada chili is an easy crock pot chili recipe that’s packed with flavor. This simple meal takes just minutes to prep! Start this recipe with a gluten-free enchilada sauce, such as Hatch Gluten-Free Red Enchilada Sauce.
Shredded chicken in a creamy salsa sauce, all made in the crockpot! This three-ingredient easy recipe takes just five minutes of prep time. It is a great option for busy weeks when you need your Crockpot to do all the work!
The BEST and easiest Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe to make in the Crock-Pot or slow cooker. This recipe includes a homemade taco seasoning, made with basic ingredients you already have in your spice drawer, saving you the trouble of hunting down gluten-free taco seasoning.
Make this creamy Crock Pot chicken recipe (Tuscan chicken) with juicy chicken, fresh garlic, heart-healthy olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and creamy sauce. It’s so easy for a busy weeknight dinner.
Slow Cooking brings out the best of flavorful chicken thighs, apricot jam, and sesame oil. The recipe calls for coconut aminos, but notes you can substitute soy sauce. If making that swap, be sure to use gluten-free tamari. Serve Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken over rice for a super simple weeknight recipe.
This slow-cooked pesto chicken is an easy weeknight dinner with only TWO main ingredients – pesto and chicken. Serve this simple dinner with rice or mashed potatoes. Then use the leftovers to make flavorful pesto chicken sandwiches.
No more dry chicken! Slow cooker southwest chicken bowls are a cozy, comfort meal, full of healthy ingredients: lean chicken breasts, quinoa, black beans, and fresh vegetables. Full of protein, fiber, and goodness! Double-check for gluten-free labels on your ingredients: chicken broth, quinoa, taco seasoning, and tortilla chips.