Healthy slow cooker chicken recipes prove that comfort food can be both healthy and easy to prepare! While chicken breast is lower in fat and calories, boneless skinless chicken thighs will hold up a lot better in the slow cooker. If you are looking for shredded chicken, then you’ll be just fine with a slow cooker chicken breast recipe, however if you want something that holds it’s shape and texture a little better, then go for a slow cooker chicken thigh recipe! Tips for tasty and healthy slow cooker chicken. Chicken breasts can not be cooked for longer than 6 hours (even on low).