Crock pot recipes are easy to make, delicious, and can be made diabetes-friendly by following a few simple rules.
When cooking chicken, make sure to use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature reaches 74°F (165°C) or lower. The chicken is done when it reaches this point.
Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken
Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken is a quick and easy dinner that the whole family will love. It is packed with flavor and comes together in just 10 minutes of prep!
The chicken is seasoned with Italian seasoning, paprika and salt then simmered in a cheesy cream sauce. This dish is perfect for a busy weeknight or as a special treat for your family!
You can make the sauce in advance and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can also reheat the leftovers by warming it up on the stove or in a crockpot on low power.
This recipe is very versatile and can be served over pasta, Banza spaghetti noodles or zoodles for a healthy keto meal. It is also great over a vegetable side such as Air Fryer Broccoli, Roasted Vegetables or Garlic Mashed Potatoes!
If you are looking for a healthy, diabetic chicken recipes crock pot, then this is the one to try! This easy recipe is full of flavor and is packed with nutrients.
For a diabetic friendly dinner, you can serve this Italian chicken over a bed of rice or quinoa. You can even add some steamed vegetables to the meal to make it a complete healthy meal!
The chicken in this recipe is topped with a garlic parmesan cream sauce. This cheesy sauce is made with milk, butter, parmesan cheese, and a mix of sun dried tomatoes and spinach. The flavors are amazing and the creamy sauce is a must have for anyone!
This recipe is a great choice for diabetics because it is low in carbs and calories. It can be made gluten free or dairy free and is a great Paleo dish. It can be paired with Banza spaghetti or tricolor tortellini or even over cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles!
Crock Pot Shredded Chicken
The crock pot makes it easy to cook tasty, diabetic chicken recipes that taste great and are incredibly convenient. You can add the ingredients for the recipe to your slow cooker, turn it on and go! You can even cook the recipe overnight and be ready for a delicious dinner when you come home.
This easy slow cooker shredded chicken is perfect for salads, sandwiches, pastas, quesadillas, tacos or burritos! It’s also a great meal prep ingredient because it makes a lot and freezes well.
You can make this shredded chicken in your crock pot with boneless skinless thighs, breasts or a combination of both. Just place the ingredients in your crock pot and set it to low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
When the time is up, remove the chicken from the crock pot and transfer it to a cutting board or plate to cool. Once it has cooled, you can use your hands, two forks or a hand mixer to shred the shredded chicken.
Another great way to shred the shredded chicken is to use your stand mixer with the paddle attachment. This will help you get a more even texture when you shred it.
A great tip to keep the chicken moist while it cooks is to use a small amount of liquid (broth or water) with the chicken during the cooking process. This helps to ensure that the chicken isn’t dried out and will remain juicier when you store or reheat it later.
Shredded crock pot chicken can be stored in the refrigerator, tightly sealed for up to 3 days or packaged and frozen for up to 3 months. It’s a great way to make sure that you have plenty of shredded chicken on hand for recipes like chicken flautas or enchiladas.
Crock Pot Whole Chicken
Cooking a whole chicken in the slow cooker is one of our favorite ways to meal prep. Not only does it save time and energy, but it also produces tender and delicious fall-off-the-bone meat!
You’ll love how much better this crock pot whole chicken tastes than the standard grocery store rotisserie bird, especially when you use your own spices! Plus, you’ll avoid all those unnecessary additives and extra sodium found in most commercial rotisserie chickens.
This crock pot whole chicken recipe is super simple and requires just a few minutes of prep before placing it in the slow cooker! It’s a great option for anyone who has busy days and doesn’t want to spend all day in the kitchen!
Start by removing the giblets and any other organs from your chicken. You can even reserve these for another recipe!
Next, rub the inside and outside of the chicken with a mixture of olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, onion powder and rosemary. You can even add a quartered lemon to the inside of your chicken for added flavor.
After the chicken has soaked up the flavors of the seasoning, place it on top of a bed of roasted root vegetables like potatoes, carrots and onions in your slow cooker. This will keep your chicken from drying out and will make the veggies extra flavorful as well!
When the chicken is cooked, remove it from the slow cooker and allow it to rest for about 15 minutes. Then, slice it up and serve with a side of roasted vegetables and some mashed potatoes!
You can also save the chicken drippings to use for gravy later on. You can even make this gravy a little thicker by adding flour and butter. It’s a wonderful addition to your dinner and can be used in a variety of recipes.
Crock Pot Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks
Chicken is an excellent source of protein, and it’s a great way to add fiber into your diet. But for diabetics, it’s important to eat a variety of foods with different nutrients. These crock pot chicken recipes provide lots of lean meat that’s low in fat and high in vitamins and minerals, making them perfect for anyone who’s trying to manage their blood sugar.
This slow cooker parmesan chicken drumsticks recipe is super easy to make, and it’s full of flavor! You can serve it with a side of roasted garlic green beans or sauteed asparagus. It’s also a budget friendly meal that can be made in less than 30 minutes with minimal hands-on work.
The slow cooker cooks the chicken so it’s super tender and it’s delicious on its own, but you can add in some shredded cheese or fresh herbs if you want to make it extra delicious. You can also make this recipe a little healthier by using reduced sodium chicken broth.
You can easily turn this recipe into a casserole if you need to feed a larger crowd. Just make the sauce ahead of time, then shred and mix in 1/2 cup of it when you serve the dish. You can even freeze the sauce to use on chicken later on.
This recipe is a simple and quick weeknight dinner that’s perfect for busy families. You can prep it in the morning and it will be ready to eat when you get home from work! It’s a tasty low-carb meal that will keep your blood sugar in check all night long. You can also freeze the leftovers to reheat in the oven for another delicious dinner.
Crock Pot Roast Chicken
Using your slow cooker to make a whole chicken is one of the easiest dinners you can prepare. It takes just minutes to prep the chicken, and you don’t even have to lift a finger! The crock pot cooks the chicken to fall-off-the-bone tenderness and it makes for an easy meal that can be served with a variety of side dishes.
The secret to making a moist, flavorful chicken in the crock pot is to keep it covered during cooking so that it doesn’t steam. To do this, simply create a ring out of aluminum foil and place it in the bottom of the crock pot.
Next, rub the seasoned chicken with olive oil to help it stick to the skin and create a crispier skin later on. This will also ensure that the spices will stick to the meat and release their flavors as it cooks.
Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the crock pot and allow it to rest for 10 minutes before slicing. This will help to seal in the juices and make the chicken more tender.
If you want to use the leftover chicken drippings, you can easily make a quick gravy from them! All you need to do is melt some butter in a saucepan and whisk in some flour until it thickens. Add the drippings to the pan and season with salt and pepper to taste.
You can serve this crock pot whole chicken with a variety of side dishes, including mashed potatoes, rice, pasta or vegetable quinoa. The chicken can also be used to make chicken salads or quesadillas.
A large chicken needs to be cooked for about 5-6 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high. Once the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, it’s ready to serve. To check that it’s done, insert an instant read thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh without touching the bone.