Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes with Green Beans

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Nothing is easier than this recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes with Green Beans!  Chicken breasts, green beans, red skin potatoes – your entire dinner cooked right in the crock pot!

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Slow Cooker Chicken & Veggies

This past weekend was a flurry of activities, per usual lately. I forgot about the never-ending to-do lists that come with a new house.

First, we swung by IKEA to get a new medicine cabinet for the bathroom then headed off to TV shop.

Quick side story about my luck lately – while at IKEA I realized my debit card was missing. Then I realized I hadn’t seen my little cross-body purse I usually carry on the weekends that holds my debit card (baby + diaper bag + errands + big purse is too much, so I usually keep a little purse to throw my card & license in).

Well, last week my car was broken into (I may have left the doors unlocked (I def did)…does that still count as broken in?) and I knew my sunglasses, iPod, and camera had been taken but it wasn’t until that moment at IKEA that I realized my little purse and debit card were also missing.

So, I dealt with calling the bank and canceling the card on our drive over to Sam’s Club (you’re welcome, Thief, for the gas you got. My treat). We browsed the TVs at Sam’s Club but couldn’t decide so we swung by the grocery department and got Baby Girl a giant case of strawberries and a bag of boneless skinless chicken breasts from the freezer section.

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Back to my unfortunate luck as of late. We dropped off our chicken and strawberries then went to Best Buy to TV shop.

We picked one and were at the register paying when I was told that the $100 gift card my boss gave me for Christmas only had $0.02 on it. Thanks credit card scammers!

I don’t even know how they do it – the card never left my purse or the cardboard cover it came in, but someone had their phone bill paid in Bellevue, WA. Again, you’re welcome, Thief.

Chicken and Potatoes Comfort Food

I’m back from that tangent I just went on. Let’s talk about chicken. I’ve said it before but I do my best to feed my family healthy foods that I feel good about.

I’ve become so much more aware of what we’re eating since having Julia. Her little body is a blank slate and I only want to feed her the best ingredients.

I’ve made One Dish Ranch Chicken & Veggie Bake in the oven, but I decided I wanted to give my slow cooker some use for this version. I love that you make your entire dinner in one dish, it’s healthy and simple.

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Ingredients you’ll need

Below is a list of the ingredients you’ll need to gather to make this recipe. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card.

  • Chicken – I like to use boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
  • Green Beans – I like to use fresh green beans. Frozen will work as well.
  • Red Skin Potatoes – Scrub them, leave the skins on, and cube them.
  • Lemon Juice – Fresh squeezed lemon juice is what I prefer but we always have bottled lemon juice on hand in case we ran out of lemons.
  • Olive Oil
  • Montreal Chicken Seasoning – This is one of my favorite blends – it includes garlic, salt, onion, pepper, paprika, and a few other things.
  • Lemon Pepper – My favorite. I put this on everything.
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Onion Powder
  • Minced Garlic – Two cloves or you can use minced garlic that comes packed in oil.
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Equipment you’ll need

If you need a new slow cooker, my husband got me this Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget It for Christmas & it’s so nice – I love being able to set it in the morning then it automatically switches to warm when it’s done.

So convenient since I’m gone from the house for 10+ hours during the day which is much longer than most slow cooker dishes need to cook.

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Can you put raw chicken in the slow cooker?

Yes, you can put raw chicken in the slow cooker.

How long does chicken take in the slow cooker?

If you’re cooking your chicken on LOW, it should take 4-5 hours to cook in the slow cooker.

If you set your slow cooker to HIGH, your chicken should be done in about 2.5-3 hours.

I always recommend using a meat thermometer to make sure you hit the safe temp of 165°.

Slow cooker chicken is always so moist and tender!  This makes it a favorite for kids and so easy to make sure everyone is happy at meal time!

Making a simple and healthy meal for your family has never been easier.  If you, like me, are often away from home all day but want to have a healthy meal ready when you get home, this is a solution.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes with fresh (or frozen) green beans and seasonings will be a new favorite!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Potatoes & Green Beans

Melissa Williams | Persnickety Plates
Chicken breasts, red skin potatoes, and green beans – an entire healthy dinner made right in the crock pot!
4.59 from 343 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 418 kcal



  • 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts trimmed
  • ½ pound fresh green beans trimmed
  • 1 pound red skin potatoes cubed
  • cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Montreal chicken seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 cloves minced garlic or 1 tsp minced garlic


  • In a medium bowl, add the lemon juice, olive oil, chicken seasoning, lemon pepper, salt, pepper, onion powder, and minced garlic. Whisk together.
  • To one side of the slow cooker, pile in the diced potatoes.
  • On the other side, pile in the green beans.
  • Layer your chicken breasts in the center.
  • Pour the lemon juice mixture evenly over the chicken, potatoes, and green beans.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 7-8 hours without opening the lid.


Adapted from The Magical Slow Cooker


Serving: 1gCalories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 39gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 803mgPotassium: 1285mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 440IUVitamin C: 26.8mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 2.2mg

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  1. Laveda says

    Can you cook pork green beans and potatoes in place of chicken

    • Melissa Williams says

      That should work, but I haven’t tested it.

  2. Lisa Hamsley says

    5 stars
    I loved the this recipe! Unfortunately I overcooked the fresh green beans using the slow cooker instructions. Do you have instructions for cooking this in an oven?

  3. RALPH says


    • Melissa Williams says

      Hi Ralph – you don’t need any extra liquid, the chicken will give off its own juices.

  4. Laura says

    5 stars
    This dish is delicious and guilt-free. Thank you, Melissa, for sharing your talents with us! Your recipes make my meal planning easy and delicious.

  5. Carolee says

    In your comments before the recipe you say to cook chicken on low 4-5 hours but in the recipe you say on low it should cook 7-8 hours. Which time is correct?

    • Melissa Williams says

      The comments above are referring to chicken in general in the slow cooker. The times in the recipe card are referring to this particular recipe that includes potatoes. Each slow cooker cooks differently but 4-6 hours on LOW should work, just make sure your chicken hits 165° and the potatoes are fork tender.

  6. Jen says

    Can you use frozen chicken breast? How would that affect the cooked times?

    • Melissa Williams says

      I always recommend starting with thawed chicken in a slow cooker.

  7. Ed says

    do you need to add water for the slow cooker chicken potatoes and green beans? Thank You

  8. Susan Ogle says

    Can these ingredients be put in a thick freezer bag as a freezer meal, thawed and then cooked in the crock pot?

  9. Sandra steffensen says

    I haven’t tried this yet, but I would like to know if if can be done in the insta pot? that has a setting for the slow cooker.

    • Melissa Williams says

      I believe so but I’ve been told the slow cooker function of the IP doesn’t work as well/the same.

  10. Kathy says

    I don’t have an Oval shaped Slow Cooker. It’s round. Not sure if this will work or not. But, what I did was put the Chicken in the center, potatoes circled around the chicken. Then poured 1/2 the mixture on both. Then added the green beans and poured the rest of the mixture on the beans and where ever else it landed. I’m hoping this will work. Let you know after dinner. Just wondering how anyone else did it with a Round Cooker.

    • Melissa Williams says

      That should be fine, cook time may just be a bit different since it’s a different size.

    • Vanie says

      5 stars
      Kathy, I cooked mine in a round 6 quart crockpot on High for 5 hours and the dish came out great! I put the chicken, seasoned with the Montreal seasoning, on the bottom, the green beans and potatoes and chopped onions on top. Poured the lemon juice mixture on top, covered and cooked until the time was up! My family loved it!

  11. Brittney Witty says

    What about using frozen green beans?

  12. Heidi says

    5 stars
    We all devoured it!!! So good!

  13. Patti says

    I AM SO EXCITED TO FIND THIS RECIPE!!!!!! The whole family loves this meal, but I was given the regular in the oven recipe !!!!!! The Slow Cooker will be SO MUCH EASIER!!!!!!! Never thought to do it this way ! 🤦‍♀️ Guess what we are having for dinner tomorrow night !!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Melissa Williams says

      Yay 🙂 Love hearing that! Just be careful not to let it go too long, it can dry out quickly in the slow cooker.

  14. Mary Pound says

    Hello, do you think the children could be browned first , before putting in crockpot? Or would it make it dry?

    • Melissa Williams says

      Please don’t brown the children 😉 Yes, you can, browning the chicken actually locks in moisture.

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