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.
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.
- 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 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!
- 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.
Olive oil can be used instead of butter if you are in pinch, though you won’t get as much flavor.
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.
Yes! You can use 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning instead of the parsley and thyme.
Yes, chicken thighs are a great choice for this recipe. Though, be sure to trim them well.
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Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Veggies
- 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
- 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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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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I am making this now. I had to use more chicken so I doubled the sauce recipe and will be cooking on low for 9 hours. I had a package of 1.55 lbs and a package of 1.95 lbs of chicken, do you think I will need to add more cook time? I also just placed chunks of butter all over the top instead of melting it and pouring it because I was short on prep time and needed to get it going so it was ready by dinner. I did mix the seasoning and since the butter is mealting I stirred ot up a bit to incorporate the seasons with the butter. Will this cause any issues or should it be okay? Thanks!
Sarah Olson says
I think it will all work fine!
I braised my chicken prior used wings actially came out great but chicken skin was still bland. Will do thighs next time potatoes super yummy.
Far too bland, and that’s after adding extra seasoning. Hubby agreed. Also, could’ve used extra juices. I went against my better judgment and didn’t add any broth.
Could I use the little new potatoes? Would I need to cut them in half or could I put them in whole?
Sarah Olson says
I would cut them in half.
Norma B says
I made this recipe because i needed something practical and tasty. Extended family was coming for dinner and I was working that day ,so this chicken was a success in the middle of a very busy work week.
Made! Yum! I did add radishes. Cooked radishes are delicious!
Not eating carbs. Can I substitute another veg for potatoes or just double carrots?
Sarah Olson says
You could do double carrots or possibly green beans.
Want to try this!
Can you use frozen chicken?
How big are potatoe wedges?
Can this be doubled?
Sarah Olson says
No, don’t use frozen chicken; studies show it’s unsafe to cook in the slow cooker. I cut them into about 3/4 inch wedges.
If I use broth instead of butter, is it the same ratio? Thanks in advance!
Sarah Olson says
Mona T says
I made recipe as written and cooked for 4 hours on high because I was in a hurry. Some of the potatoes near the ceramic turned into mush, but the ones towards the middle of the crock were perfect. Chicken and carrots turned out perfect. I felt the seasonings were on point. Great recipe! Next time I will try cooking on low for longer time to see if that solves the mushy potato problem.
5 star rating was amazing in my 6qt I but 4 large chicken breast in exactly what is says to do for the carrots and potatoes left for 8 hours and smelled so good in the house and opened it up found nice stringy pieces of chicken and found some delicious bigger pieces at the bottom mixed all up and was a fabulous dinner after a busy day amazing after 8 hours on low