SparkPeople Advertisers Keep the Site Free

3.8 of 5 (134)
Create a Recipe Makeover

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 161.5
  • Total Fat: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 41.2 mg
  • Sodium: 241.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 18.4 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Dinner calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Dinner

Submitted by: SONNY912

Introduction

Yummy, Easy Chicken Dinner the family will love!!! Yummy, Easy Chicken Dinner the family will love!!!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    2 cups baby carrots
    6 baby red potatoes, cut in half
    2 pks dry onion soup mix
    4-5 cups water



Directions

Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker. Add the potatoes and carrots.
Combine soup mix with water and pour over top. Cook on low about 6 hrs or on high for about 1 1/2 hrs or until the potatoes are tender.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SONNY912.






Great Stories from around the Web


Rate This Recipe



Member Ratings For This Recipe


  • Very Good
    55 of 55 people found this review helpful
    Easy, easy, easy! The flavor was very mild. I took off the broth and thickened it in a pan on the stove. Next time I would add green beans, onions, celery and some poultry seasoning for a more intense flavor. Very healthy recipe that I will make again with my additives! - 3/27/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 46 of 46 people found this review helpful
    Good recipe. Instead of the soup mix and water, I'd add homeade chicken broth sans the sodium, and season with your favorite herbs instead of the higher sodium soup mix. Any veggies would work well that you like. Also if you like the flavor of the onion soup mix just use dehydrated onions instead. - 8/5/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    28 of 28 people found this review helpful
    I love these throw together meals in a cooker. I did however add poultry seasoning and chicken broth base instead of the onion soup and then added mushrooms and celery instead of potatoes. My husband thought it was the best thing next to sliced bread. - 8/5/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I use lo-sodium/FF chicken broth and add dried herbs (parsley, sage, thyme, rosemary, oregano); plus onions, carrots and smashed garlic cloves. Adding quarterd mushrooms about 45 minutes before done. - 8/6/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Very easy and delicious. My husband says it's a keeper! - 2/21/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    my whole family loved it plus I cut the chicken in to chunks the flaver was just right I'm going to make this more:) - 3/4/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe! I did cut back on the water to 3 cups and sprinkled the chicken breasts with garlic powder. I love using my slow cooker. - 8/5/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Bad
    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Due to the amount of water called for in this recipe, there was no flavor. If I try it again, I will use alot less water. - 11/19/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This was so easy....and my kids loved it! That is always a plus. I added peas too for more vegtables. - 8/5/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Very easy to make. I modified it to feed more people and the cooking time was different. It took almost 3 hours on high to get soft potatoes and carrots. The flavor was mild but still I felt like I was having pot roast. It makes a great meal to cook on the weekend & portion out for your lunches - 3/15/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I don't see how it can possibly be too much work to make this... I tossed everything in the crockpot in a span of 10 minutes, and walked away. Sweet. - 3/14/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I tried this with a few more veggies and some garlic powder and it was a hit. Too much work???? You've got to be kidding me...my teenager has a plan for this recipe, and teens always look for the easiest way. - 8/5/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • O.K.
    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Not enough flavor. If I made it again I would add other spices for flavor. - 3/24/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good. I enjoyed the flavoring of the vegetables more than the chicken, which was a bit bland. Everything was juicy and tender, though, so I would make it again and perhaps add some additional seasoning. - 1/30/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Super Easy to make. Not sure why one said it was hard! I hate cooking, so this was a real blessing to be able to throw this altogether in a few minutes. I used baking potatoes instead of red ones, which probably ups the calories a bit. Thanks for this great and very EASY recipe! - 6/11/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This was great! Easy to make and good flavor. I have a small cooker so I had to cut down on igredients a little, I also added 1 clove garlic. Very tasty, will make again. - 3/10/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Too much work? All you do is put the stuff in the crockpot, hmm... Anyway, I loved it. :) - 3/29/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Was really good, and very simple. - 3/16/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My husband LOVED this recipe. I thought it was okay. He is much more of a "meat and potatoes" guy so this was right up his alley. The previous poster compared it to a pot roast -- that is probably why he loved it! Anyway, very simple to make and very much a "traditional Sunday dinner" recipe. - 4/3/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I liked it but the sodium content was a killer! Next time, I'll only use 1 pkg of soup (I like the flavoring). I used 3 cups of lower sodium chicken broth, canned potatoes (rinsed) & no salt added green beans. - 10/9/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    great taste i aded a few more veggies nice family meal - 8/5/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Wow! Nice and simple and simply the best! - 8/5/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good, but I don't think the sodium is correct. I will check it out first. Thanks. - 8/5/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sorry I didn't like this - the soup gave it a really stong flavor - it did smell good while it was cooking though. - 4/22/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    One of my co-workers made this for us and I loved it. I will be making it for my family. - 10/27/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Bad
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Tried this recipe as listed and found it bland. - 4/12/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    The chicken didn't have a lot of flavor, and the potatoes tasted like carrots. No one was particularly thrilled with this dish, even though I used chicken broth, onions, AND extra seasonings. I will probably not make this again. - 3/24/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful

    It doesn't get any easier than 4 or 5 ingrediants in acrock pot and put the lid on! this is really good... I added about 4 chicken bullion( SP?) cubes and seasoned the chicken with a bit of this and that.. I added baby peas at the end.. it was really good!! thanks for sharing... - 12/1/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Would be a good idea to recalculate the calories and sodium on this if you make it, as even a tiny 4 oz. chicken breast has half again as many calories as estimated here, and it looks like the amount of onion soup mix is also underestimated. - 11/15/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I had everything on hand.It's so easy and tastes great! We loved it! - 8/25/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I omit the dry soup and do with less water and my own spices and vegetables. Temp and time vary on slow cookers (I have three of different sizes and the time to cook can vary 2 hours) - 8/5/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    this is very easy but I omitted the soup mix(I don't need all the sodium)....added my own spices and real onion, celery, mushrroms, turnips, it was great for lunch the next day too - 8/5/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I added a Bay leaf, 5 peppercorns and used chicken broth then added 2 cups of peas at the end. Tasty but it took 7 hrs before every was cooked through. - 12/18/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used 3 cups of fat free low sodium chicken broth instead of the water. The chicken breast were very moist. - 11/14/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I will make this recipe only using sodium free chicken broth and my own herbs and seasonings to lower the sodium (very bad for hubby) and I am sure we will love it. I will also add some more veggies from the garden - thanks for the idea!! You should also brown the chicken first. - 8/18/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Looks like alot of food!! I love the change of flavoring for chicken. Most recipes are italian or mexican. I added mushrooms and garlic. Very yummy! - 8/12/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wow!
    I think this is my DH's new favorite. He cleaned the pot! Then asked why I didn't make more.
    Like the rest of you I used broth instead of the soup mix. My DH dislikes onion. I put in a couple of cloves of garlic and the potatoes. Thickend the broth when it was done for gravy. - 8/11/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Made a half recipe of this and added some garlic and celery to it. Liked it very much and so easy! - 8/5/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I will add it to my cookbook. - 8/5/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I thought it was a little bland. I guess I was just expecting more. The positive was that it was super easy. - 6/26/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Easy but not as tasty as other recipes. Next time will try other recommendations of no-fat, low sodium chicken broth, some herbs and try some additional vegetables. - 5/10/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good and the family liked it! - 4/15/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Bad
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Definitely have my doubts about this recipe. Calls for more liquid than a typical slowcooker recipe. Calories are surely too low. And - as I feared - 1 1/2 hours on high is not enough time. Still waiting for it to finish. No 8 hours of sleep tonight! - 3/2/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    While this recipe is good and certainly easy, it does lack flavor. Needs something but not sure what. I will try it again just so I can add more spices. - 1/1/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    easy, tasty, will make it again - 12/1/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds like a lot of water - 11/15/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I will definitely make it again - 9/8/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    VERY easy and I love being able to prepare it in my slow cooker. This is a dish I can easily see myself throwing together in the morning before I head off to work, so that I can enjoy a healthy dinner when I get home. - 9/5/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Quick and easy to make. Chicken was very tender. Very tasty. - 8/24/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Bad
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This recipe makes more than 4 servings or else the serving are hugh!! I was expecting more of a stew type of meal and not watery soup. I did not like this and will not make it again. I have better recipes than this! - 8/11/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Tastes better than it looks. Very easy. - 8/6/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful

    Sounds great! Easy to make -will try it tonight. Have to check to sodium in the soup mix.

    - 8/5/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounda Yummy. I'll try it soon. like the idea of adding more Veggies, not only for flavor but for the nutrients, too.
    Thx - 8/5/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    i can't wait to fix this meal. - 8/5/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    2 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Too much work for my liking, but it tastes good and is low on calories - 3/13/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added an extra packet of soup to 5 cups of water and it was delish!! So much flavour and a real hit. My kids (8,7 and 2) loved it!!! Be a once a week meal I think....... - 7/11/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The nutrition count on this is wrong. Calories are 381 and the sodium is 1867. - 11/12/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was pretty good. Needed a little more seasoning & less water, but I'll definately try it again with some modefications. - 12/28/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I don't use a crock pot so I cooked it on the stove. I create my own base with water, herbs and spices. Packaged dry soup is too high is sodium, so I never use it. Fast & easy, even done stovetop. Thank-you. - 11/12/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow! Easy and healthy...I added my favorite seasomimg for chicken...lemon pepper. Everybody loved it! Thanks!! - 11/12/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Bad
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very bland, tasted like boiled chicken, potatoes and carrots with no seasoning. Would not make again. - 10/12/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds good!










    - 8/10/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Followed recipe to the tee and it was bland, but I appreciate the idea and will try again with my own tweaks - 8/7/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    turnips instead of potatoes...I use them in everything from pot roast to mashed...way fewer calories and great taste and texture - 8/5/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe! It was quick and tasty! What more could a person want! It will be a regular in my kitchen! Thanks! - 11/30/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    VERY easy - 11/17/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    it was easy and tasty..will make again - 11/16/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Needs more flavour, going to experiment with more spices next time, but loved how simple and easy it was - 11/15/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added a few more of our favorite veggies and used dehydrated onions instead of the soup mix and it was great. - 11/15/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm making this today again! - 11/15/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy and delicious - 11/15/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was sooo easy and smelled sooo good cooking. It tasted sooo good and my husband said I should cook it once a week! I used regular carrots instead of baby, they had more flavor. - 10/12/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i've made a similar recipe with the chicken cut into bite-size pieces and a thickened sauce and added more vegetables to make a filling and delicious stew. my family loves it! - 8/11/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy,but a little salty. Will give it a try though. - 8/9/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    looking forward to using this one. i have a slow cooker that has yet to be put to use. this may be the first. i'll probably have to swap out the carrots though. i have a picky eater in the house who only eats carrots raw. go figure! - 8/5/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious. Must try! - 8/5/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

    too much sodium - 8/5/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Yum - 8/5/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really good flavor in the broth and the chicken just fell apart! I didn't really care for the way the carrots turned out, but other than that it was really tasty. - 2/29/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • LOVE IT! My new favorite meal. It's like a pot roast, but with chicken. I did use low sodium chicken broth instead of water. - 11/18/14

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I usually do a makeover on the recipes I make, and sorry, if you make this as is is written, WAY to much sodium. In the recipe calculator, writer has 1 SERVING of the soup mix, but recipe calls for 16 servings (8 serv/envelope). - 2/24/14

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • This was very good and quite easy but I did make changes based on others reviews. I cut the chicken into bite sized pieces, added only 2 cups of water, added rosemary, oregano and alittle thyme and also added red and green peppers and bag of frozen green beans. Great!
    - 1/2/14

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • It's quite easy and taste good. I used herb flavored soup mix rather than onion because I can't stand the onion. This is a basic recipe that would be very easy to tailor by adding veggies or different spices. I didn't use as much water and next time will only use one pack of soup mix. - 4/9/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • i added two stalks of celery in. tried for green beans (2 cups add 15 calories per serving) but my crock pot was full. :( - 1/22/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • plain but good - 1/9/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • easy, easy - 1/8/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Would not make this again. I found it too bland. - 9/4/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I love pot roast and this is a chicken version with out the flour and browning. It is my new go to recipe. It is so simple and delicious. - 6/18/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Pretty good. My husband liked it a lot. Very, very simple to make. Takes no time at all to prepare. I love "all-in-one-pot" meals. - 5/8/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Everyone loved it, very flavorful and less fatty than with beef. I added onnion at the begiining and then some broccoli to it in the last 20 minutes of cooking. - 5/3/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • What a great, easy recipe...so simple to put together! And my husband thought it was GREAT! I just served it on a bed of kale and viola a meal! - 1/19/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Not too bad...super easy! - 1/3/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • This sounds easy enough to make and sounds like something my husband might enjoy. - 11/12/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I have given you a 5 STAR RATING! First, ANY RECIPE that is this easy, and can be adapted for each family is a DEFINITE KEEPER! WTG! - 11/12/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I added more vegetables! - 11/12/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I am making this right now,it has been in the slow cooker for 3 hours on high and the potatoes are still not done. I am guessing the cooking times need adjusting. - 9/16/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I found this very unimaginitive, and without a lot of flavor. I even added spices to it to make it more flavorful, but the chicken was dry, and rather bland. - 9/16/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I'ld have to doctor this one up. - 9/16/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Trying this tomorrow night!! - 9/14/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • 4 or 5 cups of water would be far too much. No wonder some people found it bland. I used 1 1/2 cup, and actually one would do. I added two onions, and some salt-free spike, since some people thought there wasn't enough flavor. It turned out very flavorful. - 9/13/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No