Are you looking for an easy way to have a healthy, lean protein ready for a quick meal after work or to pack for lunches?  Try this crock-pot chicken recipe!

A few notes before you get started:

  • You can use a whole chicken or chicken breasts for this recipe
  • The quantities of these basic ingredients can vary based on your preference and the size of your crock-pot
  • Keep in mind that you can season the chicken further if you’d like, but it won’t be as versatile
  • This recipe is intended to be used as a base or starter recipe, so you have cooked chicken ready to go for lunches or a quick and easy dinner after getting home from work


1 whole chicken or 6 chicken breasts

1 cup of low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth

1 large red onion, diced OR 2 cups of sliced leeks


1 – Add all ingredients to crock-pot.

2 – Cook on low for 8+ hours or until internal temperature of chicken reaches at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

3 – If using a whole chicken, remove and discard the skin after cooking.

That’s it!  The beauty of this recipe is that the chicken is tender and highly versatile.  You can shred the chicken using forks for a shredded chicken to top a salad, put in a wrap, put into spaghetti sauce, use for fajitas or tacos; the list goes on and on!  Feel free to season the chicken differently after cooking for a variety of flavors!

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