Crockpot Pumpkin Butter Chicken Recipe

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Fall is here and pumpkins are everywhere! A cold front has blown into North Texas and I could not be happier. What better than to bring the pumpkin to the dinner table!?

You know I love sharing Chicken Recipes with you and this is one I made this past week. It is Crockpot Pumpkin Butter Chicken and I used Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter that is out at stores right now!

This was so savory and so delicious!

I served it with buttered brussel sprouts and cinnamon sweet potatoes.

pumpkin butter chicken

You will be amazed at how simple this is to make and your family will love it!


  • 1 10 oz jar Pumpkin Butter (I used Trader Joe’s) or make it homemade like our Crockpot Pumpkin Butter recipe
  • Chicken (I used 4 chicken thighs and 6 chicken legs- this is what I had on hand)
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

This is what the Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter looks like. You can get it online, or at a local store. Any other brand you like will do well too I am sure. (Or you could make it homemade.)

trader joes pumpkin butter

Lay your sliced onions in the bottom of an oval 6 qt crockpot.

Spread them out evenly.

Then add the minced garlic.

onions and garlic in crockpot

Place your chicken on top of the onions.

Crack fresh pepper over it and add some salt. Do this according to your taste.

organic chicken legs and thighs

Evenly spread the jar of pumpkin butter over the chicken.

Pop a lid on it and cook for 4-6 hours on high.

chicken cooking in pumpkin butter

I put sweet potatoes in the oven about an hour before the chicken was done.

I also baked some burssel sprouts in a little salt and pepper and a few pats of butter.

If you want you could also serve this with fresh pear slices. I bought some pairs at the market but forgot to slice them up before we ate.

easy recipes for busy moms

Super easy and delicious.

Instead of sweet potatoes, you could also steam some rice and serve the chicken over the rice with some ladled juices from the crockpot over it.

easy recipes pumpkin butter chicken

This chicken is not sweet- very savory.

Have you ever cooked with pumpkin butter?

Here are two more recipes you may love.


Cranberry Apple Butter Chicken 


Apple Butter Pork Chops in the Crockpot 

Pumpkin Dessert 

Need an awesome pumpkin dessert to go along with this dinner? I have a couple of really great options for you. 

Make our pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. They are amazing and hit the spot! Such a seasonal twist on a family favorite. 

This pumpkin magic cake is super cool. The layers magically happen during the baking process. 

Our pumpkin cheesecake bundt cake is super good and the house smells amazing while it is baking. 


  1. Monica Janello says:

    I used a mix of spiced pumpkin butter and spiced pear butter over a smoked mesquite rubbed pork tenderloin with diced sweet potatoes and onions in the instant pot last pot with chicken broth as my liquid. OMG solo good! Pork was so tender! And such a great flavor, not sweet, but nice and savory.

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