For busy weeknights, here’s an easy and delicious Crockpot Chicken Thighs & Cabbage recipe that your family will love! Gluten-free and dairy-free. 

crockpot chicken thighs and cabbage in two white bowls

Recipe Highlights

The trusty slow-cooker has been my friend for over a decade, ever since I first started learning how to cook. I now have three slow-cookers in my kitchen of varying size, along with two pressure cookers. The one I used for this recipe is my largest one, and it holds 6 quarts. 

This easy slow cooker chicken recipe takes 6-8 hours on high to cook through, or you can cook it for 10-12 hours on low. You can use chicken thighs or chicken cutlets, whichever you prefer.

Honestly, this is such a great, easy meal that you serve right out of the pot or with steamed rice, sautéed cauliflower rice, cooked potatoes, or pasta.  

chicken crockpot ingredients up close

Recipe Steps

Once you’ve gotten everything together, you just layer the ingredients in your slow-cooker, pop on the lid, and let it do its magic. I used organic bone-in chicken thighs for the ultimate in flavor. Just remember to remove the bone before serving.

This recipe is paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, and perfect for Whole30 diets too! As mentioned, if you’re not on a low-carb diet, you can serve the cooked chicken and vegetables with steamed white or brown rice. But, this chicken recipe is also great just served right out of the crockpot. 

crockpot chicken thighs and cabbage in 2 white bowls

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Here’s the printable recipe:

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crockpot chicken thighs and cabbage in bowl with gold fork

Easy Crockpot Chicken Thighs & Cabbage


  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

An easy slow-cooker meal for busy weeknights.


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Ingredients

  • 1 large head of green or red cabbage, coarsely chopped
  • 1 pound bag of cauliflower rice or 1 medium head of cauliflower, broken into florets and riced in a food processor
  • 2 pounds bone-in (or boneless, if you prefer) chicken thighs (about 68 pieces)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place the chopped cabbage in the bottom of a large slow-cooker (at least 6 quarts). Add the cauliflower rice on top.
  2. Next, place the chicken thighs on top of the vegetables and add the broth, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cover the slow-cooker with the lid and set to cook on high for at least 6 hours (or up to 8 hours).
  4. Serve the chicken and veggies hot, and be sure to remove the bone before consuming.

Notes

This dish is great served with steamed white or brown rice. Store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container for up to 4 days.

  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Slow-cooker
  • Cuisine: Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free

Keywords: how to make chicken dinner in the crockpot, slow cooker chicken thighs, chicken and cabbage

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