Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Veggies


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Make garlic butter chicken with veggies right in your slow cooker. Chicken tenderloins, baby carrots and gold potatoes are cooked to perfection in a homemade garlic butter sauce.

If you love easy chicken recipes, try my slow cooker chicken stew recipe and slow cooker cranberry chicken recipes.

chicken with potatoes and carrots in crockpot.

Why this recipe works

This recipe isn’t for the faint of heart, this is for my butter loving friends. A stick of butter flavors this meal, but the entire meal. I add garlic, thyme, parsley, salt, and pepper to a stick of melted butter. I pour that garlic butter mixture over chicken, carrots, and wedges of Yukon gold potatoes.

Not all slow cooker meals end up being complete meals; I usually have to make a starchy side or make a salad. With this recipe, all the main food groups are covered. The chicken is tender, and so are the veggies. My favorite thing about this meal is the potatoes. There is something about butter and potatoes together that just can’t be beaten. I hope you give this recipe a try! It’s hearty like a pot roast dinner, but with chicken instead. Have a great week. I’ll be back at the end of the week with another recipe.

Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for garlic butter chicken and vegetables on table.
  • Chicken tenderloins – These cook up perfectly and soak up the garlic butter. You can use boneless skinless chicken breasts if that’s all you have.
  • Carrots – Use one pound of baby carrots or one pound of carrots cut into 1 inch chunks.
  • Gold Potatoes – You can use red or gold potatoes, but we LOVE gold potatoes in this recipe.
  • Garlic Butter Sauce – Salted butter, fresh minced garlic, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper.

Step-by-Step Directions

4 steps on how to add chicken, vegetables and garlic butter sauce to slow cooker.

Step One – In a small bowl, add the melted salted butter and add minced garlic, salt, pepper, dried thyme, and dried parsley.

Step Two –   Place chicken tenders (or breasts) in the middle of the slow cooker. On one side of that place wedges of Yukon gold potatoes and on the other a bag of baby carrots.

Step Three – Pour the garlic butter mixture over the chicken and veggies.

Step Four – Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. Serve and enjoy! Plenty of buttery sauce for everyone!

cooked garlic butter chicken in slow cooker.

Variations

  • Green beans – Green beans cook up so well in the slow cooker, use them instead of the carrots for this garlic butter chicken recipe.
  • Easy Peasy – Instead of making a garlic butter sauce. Use 2/3 cup of Italian dressing.
  • Lemon Chicken – Add the juice of one large lemon to the garlic butter sauce. You can even add the zest of that lemon too.
  • Parmesan – To make the flavor pop in this dish, sprinkle grated parmesan cheese on each individual serving.
over head shot of plate of chicken, potatoes and vegetables.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use olive oil instead of butter?

Olive oil can be used instead of butter if you are in pinch, though you won’t get as much flavor.

Can I use chicken broth instead of butter?

If you are looking to make this a healthy meal you can use chicken broth instead of butter, or water and a chicken bouillon cube.

Can I use Italian Seasoning?

Yes! You can use 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning instead of the parsley and thyme.

Can I use chicken thighs?

Yes, chicken thighs are a great choice for this recipe. Though, be sure to trim them well.

chicken tenderloins on plate with carrots and potatoes.

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close up of garlic butter chicken and veggies in slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Veggies

4.50 from 92 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Chicken tenderloins, carrots and potatoes covered in a savory garlic butter sauce and slow cooked.

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken tenders, boneless skinless chicken breasts will work fine too
  • 1 lb. bag baby carrots
  • 1 1/2 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic, (or one teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves, (not ground)
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley

Instructions 

  • Add the chicken down in the middle of the slow cooker. Add the potatoes on one side and the carrots on the other side.
  • In a small bowl mix together the butter, garlic, salt, pepper, thyme and parsley.
  • Pour the butter mixture over the chicken and veggies.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Notes

Can I use Italian seasoning?
Yes! You can use 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning instead of the parsley and thyme.
Can I use chicken thighs?
Yes, chicken thighs are a great choice for this recipe. Though, be sure to trim them well.
Can I use chicken broth instead of butter?
If you are looking to make this a healthy meal you can use chicken broth instead of butter, or water and a chicken bouillon cube.
Can I use olive oil instead of butter?

Nutrition

Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 751mg | Potassium: 1659mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 16468IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 9mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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518 Comments

  1. Don juan says:

    1 star
    Needs a lot more seasoning.

  2. Anonymous says:

    1 star
    Chicken came out dry.

  3. Lauren says:

    Hi! I LOVE this recipe and use it often so thank you!!!! Now I need to double it! I was thinking of doing one crockpot of chicken and one with the veggies. Do you think this would work? Thanks so much!!!

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I don’t see why not!

  4. Kathryn says:

    5 stars
    We loved it!! Even my picky daughter likes this. I prefer the 6 hours on low version from the 4 hours on high. Chicken was a little dry. The first time, 6 hour version,, it was so tender it was falling apart when we were forking it out. Sharing recipe with friends and family.

  5. miranda mallet-brossard says:

    5 stars
    SOUNDS YUMMY, WILL TRY THIS WEEK-END….PRETTY SURE IT WILL TURN OUT FANTASITIC. ALREADY DID THE PORK LOIN (SUPERBE)MANY THANKS…..WILL KEEP IN TOUCH

  6. Jessica says:

    5 stars
    My husband and I loved this recipe and have added it to our rotation. He wanted me to make it again the next day. Definitely a keeper. Thanks a lot!