No matter what you call it (a slow cooker or crockpot), we have some delicious recipes for you in this roundup! There are recipes for all kinds of chicken, beef, soups and stews along with lots of options for full meals that you can set and forget.

Healthy Crockpot Recipes

All of the recipes in this listing are gluten-free and made with real food ingredients. If you are looking for healthy slow cooker recipes, this is the place to be!

There are also options that fit many other dietary needs such as paleo, whole30, keto and dairy-free. Just browse around to the individual recipe pages to see if the recipe is a good fit for your needs.

Looking for more cozy recipes? Check out all of our healthy comfort food recipes!

This is Our Slow Cooker

There are plenty of slow cooker options out there, but below is the one we have used for years.

Here’s why we like it:

  • It’s fairly inexpensive
  • You can lock the lid for easy transport
  • Once the cooking time is up, it switches to a “keep warm” setting

Why Slow Cooking is the Best

We use our crockpot all the time, and here are the reasons we love it.

  • Set & Forget – A little prep goes a long way. Most of these recipes require only prepping the main ingredients and cooking them on low or high for 4 to 8 hours.
  • Batch cook & meal prep – We cook a lot, so we try to batch cook and meal prep when we can. The crockpot is great for cooking a big batch of meat or soup that you can have for leftovers.
  • Slow and low is the way to go – I love our Instant Pot, but I really prefer cooking things like beef and pork roast in the slow cooker. The low heat gives you the perfect fall apart, shreddable meat every time.
  • Easy cleanup – Since you’re cooking everything in one pot, that’s all you have to clean!

A Note On the Instant Pot

In this listing, many of the recipes can be made in either the Instant Pot or slow cooker. If the recipe title notes that it is an Instant Pot recipe, the slow cooker instructions will also be included in the recipe card.

Feel free to use either option and go with whatever works for you.

Crockpot Chicken Recipes

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Chicken Carnitas (Juicy & Crispy!) – Slow Cooker or Instant Pot

4.77 from 80 ratings
Whether you're meal prepping or feeding a crowd, this juicy chicken carnitas recipe is a great option. Only 10 minutes of active prep and then set your Instant Pot or Slow Cooker and walk away. This healthy chicken recipe is a quick and easy go-to for any day of the week!
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Easy slow cooker jerk chicken on a plate with pineapple and lime vertical image

Easy Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken

4.90 from 19 ratings
Fall off the bone chicken thighs slathered with Jamaican jerk seasoning and sauce, all in the slow cooker! Authentic tasting easy slow cooker jerk chicken.
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3

Chicken Tinga (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto) Instant Pot or Slow Cooker

4.21 from 58 ratings
An easy Instant Pot or slow cooker meal, this Paleo, Whole30 + Keto shredded mexican chicken is a versatile and fun dish that the whole family will love! 
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Whole cooked chicken in a crockpot with seasonings spread over it and chopped parsley flakes

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken from Happy Foods Tube

This is an easy recipe for slow cooker whole chicken that also includes leftover chicken recipe ideas. Rubbed with homemade seasoning and stuffed with apples and onion, this crock pot chicken is a tasty & hassle-free midweek dinner.
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5

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken (Paleo + Whole30)

4.44 from 67 ratings
This Paleo + Whole30 slow cooker teriyaki chicken is an easy weeknight dinner or meal prep recipe. This healthy teriyaki chicken recipe is sure to be a new favorite and something you add to you regular rotation as an easy dinner the whole family loves! 
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Slow Cooker Beef Recipes

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Tender, Juicy Beef Barbacoa (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)

4.28 from 264 ratings
Simmered in citrus juices and the perfect blend of spices, this smoky and tender shredded beef barbacoa is the ultimate barbacoa recipe! Make it in your slow cooker or Instant pot.
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7

Instant Pot Italian Beef (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

4.83 from 29 ratings
Easy instant pot italian beef with a flavorful italian dressing. A delicious whole30, Paleo and low-carb recipe that you can serve with anything!
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8

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef (Paleo + Whole30)

4.78 from 22 ratings
This Paleo and Whole30 slow cooker BBQ beef is easy to prep and oh so delicious thanks to a tangy and tantalising Whole30 compliant BBQ sauce! Serve it with anything and it’s a perfect freezer meal for meal prep. 
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9

Mexican Shredded Beef (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

4.20 from 36 ratings
Juicy, rich and flavorful, this Paleo, Whole30 + Keto Mexican shredded beef is easy to make in an Instant Pot or slow cooker. Perfect for meal prep too!
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Overhead shot of broccoli beef in the slow cooker

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli from Whole Kitchen Sink

This easy Whole30 slow cooker recipe makes cooking beef and broccoli at home so simple. It comes together in the crock pot incredibly fast, and is a great meal prep recipe or weeknight meal.
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Slow Cooker Pork Recipes

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bowl of shredded slow cooker pulled pork with chopped green onions on top

Easiest Ever Slow Cooker Pulled Pork (Keto + Whole30)

4.40 from 498 ratings
The easiest and juiciest slow cooker pulled pork takes only 5 minutes of prep time and then you set it and forget it in the crockpot! Great for serving a crowd or for meal prep, this recipe fits any diet because it's keto, gluten-free, whole30 and Paleo. It's seriously the best pulled pork recipe!
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Marinated Instant Pot Mojo Pulled Pork

4.65 from 34 ratings
This perfectly seasoned mojo pulled pork recipe is about to rock your world! Make it in the Instant Pot or slow cooker.
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Slow Cooker Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin from The Healthy Consultant

Slow Cooker Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin from The Healthy Consultant

A quick and easy dinner for the whole family–you will love this slow cooker, bacon-wrapped pork loin roast recipe served on a bed of soft sweet potatoes.
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14

Crockpot Honey Balsamic Pork Chops

4.62 from 13 ratings
These crockpot honey balsamic pork chops get a mild sweetness from the honey that is offset with the tart balsamic vinegar for a bold flavor combination.
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Instant pot pork shoulder served over mashed cauliflower in a bowl.

Tender, Flavorful Instant Pot Pork Shoulder

5 from 7 ratings
This instant pot pork shoulder is an easy, flavor packed meal prep recipe. You'll love the versatility of leftovers and only 10 minutes of prep!
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16

Crockpot Pork Chile Verde (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

4.60 from 5 ratings
Tomatillos and chilies, garlic and cilantro blend to make the perfect sauce for tender pork in this easy Paleo + Whole30 crockpot pork chile verde recipe.
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Slow Cooker Meals (Full Meals)

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Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast with Vegetables (Paleo + Whole30)

4.57 from 48 ratings
This easy, tender and juicy slow cooker beef pot roast with veggies is the perfect family meal. Healthy, real food ingredients make it Paleo + Whole30!
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Bowl full of slow cooker chicken cacciatore

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore from Wholesomelicious

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore is a classic Italian dish that can also be made in the Slow Cooker for an easy weeknight dinner. Paleo, Whole30, and Keto!
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19

Slow Cooker Gumbo Recipe (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

4.67 from 3 ratings
This Paleo gumbo is packed it with chicken thighs, sausage and shrimp in addition to veggies and lots of seasonings. It’s also Whole30 compliant!
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Close up of shredded chicken in lettuce wraps with chopped purple onions

Carnitas Taco Lettuce Wraps from The Endless Meal

Carnitas Taco Lettuce Wraps are all the things you love about carnitas but wrapped in crunchy, low-carb lettuce. Healthy Mexican recipes don’t get better than this!
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Overhead image of cabbage, potatoes and sliced sausages in slow cooker

Slow Cooker Potatoes, Cabbage and Kielbasa from The Magical Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Potatoes Cabbage and Kielbasa is a one pot meal full of great flavor! The entire meal is flavored from the kielbasa and the potatoes and cabbage are very tender.
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22

Ropa Vieja (Paleo + Whole30) Slow Cooker or Instant Pot

5 from 3 ratings
This Paleo + Whole30 ropa vieja has a rich, bold flavor with hints of smoky, savory and sweet. It’s our take on the traditional Cuban dish! Make it in your Instant Pot or Slow Cooker. 
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Recipes for Soups in the Crockpot

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Crockpot Lasagna Soup (Paleo + Whole30)

4.35 from 23 ratings
This Paleo + Whole30 crockpot lasagna soup takes just 10 minutes to get everything prepped and in your crockpot or instant pot and is a great family dinner!
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24

Chicken Fajita Soup (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto) – Slow Cooker + Instant Pot

4.88 from 16 ratings
Whether you're cooking in a Slow Cooker or Instant Pot, this chicken fajita soup will have you enjoying a hearty dinner with minimal effort and prep work.
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25
Overhead image of hamburger soup in a bowl with potatoes, mushrooms and chopped green onions

Hamburger Soup (Paleo + Whole30) Instant Pot or Slow Cooker

4.88 from 8 ratings
This easy Paleo and Whole30 hamburger soup is hearty, packed with veggies and perfect for all your favorite toppings. Instant pot or slow cooker options.
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26

Quick, Comforting Spanish Chicken Stew

4.86 from 7 ratings
Looking for a hearty, Spanish-style chicken stew, but don't have all day? Easily make it on the stove top or in a slow cooker or Instant Pot.
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27

Instant Pot Taco Soup (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

4.41 from 32 ratings
This Paleo, Whole30 + Keto Instant Pot taco soup has veggies, bone broth, grass-fed ground beef and is an easy, healthy dinner. Instant Pot or Slow Cooker instructions. 
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Crockpot Chili Recipes

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Instant Pot White Chicken Chili (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

4.65 from 87 ratings
This Paleo, Whole30 + Keto Instant Pot white chicken chili is an easy recipe that’s a perfect weeknight dinner. Only 10 minutes of prep for a healthy meal!
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29

Keto Chili (Paleo + Whole30) Slow Cooker or Instant Pot

4.72 from 7 ratings
This no bean Whole30 Keto Chili is filled with rich, meaty flavor! It’s an easy meal to throw together in either the slow cooker or instant pot. 
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30
Overhead shot of chili with cheese, jalapeno and sour cream toppings

Slow Cooker Beef and Bean Chili from The Real Food Dietitians

This Slow Cooker Beef and Bean Chili is a crowd-pleasing ‘pull out all the stops’ kind of chili. Perfect for weeknight meals or parties. Serves 8.
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31

Sweet Potato Chili (Paleo + Whole30) Instant Pot or Slow Cooker

4.50 from 2 ratings
This Paleo + Whole30 sweet potato chili is cozy, comforting and super easy to make! Instructions for both the Instant Pot + Slow Cooker.
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Beef Stew Crockpot Recipes

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Crockpot Beef Stew (Paleo, Whole30 + GF)

5 from 2 ratings
There is something so cozy about stew packed with beef and veggies. This crockpot beef stew is Paleo + Whole30, yet hearty and boasts lots of flavor!
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33

Curry Beef Stew (Paleo + Whole30)

4.41 from 10 ratings
This Paleo and Whole30 curry beef stew is real good, and we’ve provided you instructions to make it in either the Instant Pot or slow cooker! It’s packed with comfort foods like potatoes, savory curry flavors, gut healing bone broth and creamy coconut milk.
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34

Instant Pot Beef Stew (Paleo + Whole30)

3.94 from 29 ratings
Add this Paleo and Whole30 Instant Pot Beef Stew to your agenda, it’s an easy and tasty one you can enjoy all year long. It’s packed with vegetables and you can top it with healthy fats and chopped green onion. 
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Crockpot chicken enchilada soup in a bowl with sliced avocado and onions on top
5 from 1 rating
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35 Set & Forget Slow Cooker Recipes: Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup

Since the weather turned chilly, this crockpot chicken enchilada soup is one that we've had on repeat! It's so tasty and warming. We've rounded up all kinds of amazing slow cooker and crockpot recipes for you in this roundup.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 can fire roasted crushed tomatoes, (14.5 oz can)
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups bone broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper

For garnish:

  • 1 avocado
  • fresh cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Prepare all of the ingredients as noted above, and add all of the ingredients, except for the garnish ingredients, into your crockpot or Instant Pot in the order listed above. 
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours in the crockpot or on high for 3 hours. For the Instant Pot, cook for 20 minutes on the manual setting at high pressure with a quick release. Once done, use two forks to shred chicken in the crockpot. Ladle into bowls and serve with avocado and fresh cilantro. 

Notes

Nutrition amounts are per serving and an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. See our full nutrition information disclosure here
Calories: 237kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Fiber: 4g
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