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Best crockpot chicken thighs and potatoes with a side salad.

Best Crock Pot Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3-6 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


The BEST crockpot chicken and potatoes recipe! Just 10 minutes to prep and perfectly juicy chicken thighs with flavorful, tender potatoes.


  • 2 tsp. sea salt, divided
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper, divided
  • 2 1/2 lbs. chicken thighs (about 6 skin-on, bone-in thighs)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lbs. small-medium golden yukon or red potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. butter


  1. Prep ingredients:
    Mix together chicken seasoning. In a small bowl, stir together 1 teaspoon sea salt, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
    Season chicken on both sides with remaining 1 teaspoon sea salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
    Place potatoes in the bottom of  6 qt. slow cooker. (Cut in half if necessary, if they are bigger than 4-5 inches long)
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Sear chicken, skin side down first for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Cook in batches if necessary. 
  3. While chicken is searing, dot butter over potatoes and sprinkle with ½ of the dried seasoning mix. 
  4. Add chicken and any juices from the pan over the potatoes in a single layer (skin side up) and sprinkle with remaining chicken seasoning mix. 
  5. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. 


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