Super Easy Crock Pot Chicken

This easy crock pot chicken with garlic and onion is a dinner go-to recipe of mine. We like to have ours with Amish style mashed potatoes or rice, and a little Chick-fil-A sauce on the side is a must! This crock pot chicken makes a flavorful broth for gravy if you are planning to serve it with mashed potatoes or rice. For some flavor variations see below the recipe.

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Super easy crockpot chicken

Super easy crockpot chicken

This basic chicken recipe is a good one for busy days when you just want to toss chicken into the crockpot and have the main dish ready to go in the evening for dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 hours
Cook Time 3 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 5


  • 4-5 chicken thighs or legs (bone in)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 garlic cloves minced or thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • season all (Lawry's salt) to taste
  • garlic powder optional (to taste)
  • chili powder (to taste)


  • Place chicken in the crock pot and add water (Note* if you do not wish to make gravy with the broth you can add 1 cup of water instead of 2 cups). Season with the seasonings (to taste), then toss in the garlic slices and onion.
  • Cook on high for 4 1/2-5 hours until a meat thermometer inserted in the center of the chicken thighs/legs reads 165. Cooking times may vary depending on your crock pot size and strength . *See notes below.


Step by step photos and notes below! 
Keyword Chicken, Easy, Basic, Crockpot, slow cooker
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Try this chicken with bacon and cheddar green beans and Ultimate Mashed Potatoes!

Chicken, onion, garlic and seasoning. This time I forgot to add the seasoning before the veggies… oops!

For flavor variations you can try Cajun seasoning and old bay, lemon pepper seasoning and Season all, or any of your favorite seasoning combinations for chicken will work.

If you are not a fan of garlic it can be omitted in this recipe, as its sole purpose is to add a garlic flavor.

Chicken and cheddar green beans with Amish style mashed potatoes. Feel free to pin for later!

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