Slow cooker cheesy chicken bake recipe

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05 min


4 hr

Nutrition per portion

Calories 388 kCal 19%
Fat 18g 26%
  -  Saturates 9g 45%

Slow cooker cheesy chicken bake is a great family recipe made with chicken thighs, mushrooms and cheese. This recipe uses chicken thighs, which are a cheaper cut of chicken but are so tender, meaning you’ll save some money with this easy midweek recipe. Make a double batch and freeze one, which you can cook from frozen another day.


  • 8 skinless and boneless chicken thighs
  • 2tbsp seasoned flour
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 250g button mushrooms, wiped clean
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 200ml hot chicken stock
  • 2 x 30g bag unsalted crisps
  • 100g Gruyere, grated


  • In a bag, shake the chicken with the seasoned flour until well coated. Put in the bottom of the slow cooker.

  • Add the onion, mushrooms, garlic and thyme. Pour over the hot stock and cover, set the slow cooker to medium-high and leave for 3-4 hours.

  • Once cooked through and tender turn off the cooker and divide the mixture between 4 foil dishes and allow to cool. Once cooled, scatter over the crisps and cheese, cover with a lid and freeze. Or eat as a casserole with mash.

  • Cook from frozen at 160C, gas 2 for 1 hour. Or decant the casserole into a baking dish, add the criosps and cheese topping and bake for 30 mins at 200C, gas 6.

Top tip for making Slow cooker cheesy chicken bake

If you don't own a slow cooker you could try this recipe in a casserole dish in the oven on a low heat

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