Don’t spend all day by the stove. Use your slow-cooker to whip up these delicious chicken dinners.
Cost per serving: $1.58
This slow-cooker favorite calls for two bone-in chicken breasts. To make it with leftover or rotisserie chicken, skip the step where you brown the meat, and simply add the leftover chicken to the mixture as is.
See recipe: White Bean and Chicken Chili
Cost per serving: $1.57
Serve this stew with couscous, rice or whole-grain rolls to absorb the delicious juices.
See recipe: Curried Chicken and Chickpea Stew
Cost per serving: $1.96
A great take on traditional chicken and dumplings, this dish uses chopped fresh herbs to add a burst of flavor.
See recipe: Chicken with Herbed Dumplings
Cost per serving: $1.96
A whole chicken works well in this simple, delicious recipe because it costs less than pre-cut pieces. If you prefer the convenience of chicken parts and are watching your budget, try chicken leg quarters, which are easy to handle but still less expensive than breasts.
See recipe: Lemon-Rosemary Chicken
Cost per serving: $1.89
Throw chicken into a slow cooker, top with our savory sauce and dinner is done! After 5 hours you'll have the base for a kid-pleasing, healthy dinner the whole family can enjoy. Serve with a mixed green salad or quick cole slaw to round out the meal.
See recipe: Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
Cost per serving: $2.25
A hearty one-dish meal starts off in the skillet and finishes in the slow cooker. Fresh lemon juice and parsley bring a bright flavor to traditional chicken and rice.
See recipe: Lemony Chicken Breasts with Rice
Cost per serving: $2.82
Serve up this slow-cooker Chicken Posole for dinner and expect rave reviews. Dress it up by offering bowls of chopped cilantro, lime wedges and tortillas alongside the soup. Garnish with a dollop of low-fat sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.
See recipe: Chicken Posole
Cost per Serving: $3.91
This slow-cooker version of chicken cacciatore, an American-Italian classic, calls for a whole chicken that's quartered, then simmered with bell pepper, mushrooms, onion, and tomato.
See recipe: Chicken Cacciatore
Cost per serving: $2.08
It looks and tastes like a restaurant meal, but this simple braise is so easy to make and full of nutrients and fiber from the potatoes and artichoke hearts. Serve crusty whole-grain rolls on the side to sop up the sauce.
See Recipe: Braised Chicken with Potatoes
This Mediterranean-style chicken stew gets its rich and savory flavor from garlic, cumin, and turmeric. The chicken is cooked
with tomatoes and green olives and topped with toasted almonds, making it a colorful and satisfying one-dish meal.
See recipe: Chicken Stew with Green Olives