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Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs - Bone In
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Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs (Bone In)

Slow cooker chicken thighs is an effortless meal solution resulting in outrageously tender chicken generously seasoned with a simple chicken seasoning rub.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 248kcal


  • 6 Chicken Thighs (bone in)
  • Salt and needed

Chicken Seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 dash Cayenne Pepper


  • Lightly sprinkle chicken with salt on each side.
  • In a small dish combine chicken seasoning and blend together. Sprinkle liberally over chicken thighs.
  • Arrange chicken thighs in a single layer at the bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker, skin side up. Turn on low and let cook for 4 hours. Chicken will surpass 165 degrees when measured with a meat thermometer.


The longer the chicken cooks the more tender it will be. 4 hours is plenty of time to create sufficiently tender chicken, but it can be left in the slow cooker longer if needed.
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE check out my Ginger Peach Glazed Chicken Thighs recipe too!


Calories: 248kcal | Protein: 18g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 231mg | Vitamin A: 170IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.8mg