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Slow cooker Italian chicken served over a bed of penne pasta in a white pasta bowl. A spoon to the front and a dish of chopped basil and salt and pepper shakers to the rear.

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken

Slow cooker Italian chicken is a tasty and easy to make family recipe. Just 10 minutes to prep then everything goes into the slow cooker. Perfect for busy weeknights!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 167kcal
Author Neil


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1 green pepper sliced
  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 750g)
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 100 ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoon tomato puree
  • ¼ teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper.
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped basil.


  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan / skillet over a medium heat and sauté the onion and peppers until just beginning to soften but not burn for about 5 minutes. Add onion and peppers to the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Place the chicken breasts on top of the onion and peppers then cover with the tomatoes, stock, and tomato puree. Sprinkle the herbs over.
  • Cover and cook low for 5-6 hours until the chicken is cooked and can be easily shredded. Turn off slow cooker.
  • Remove each chicken breast onto a chopping board and shred it using two forks.
  • Add the shredded chicken back into the slow cooker, stirring and coating well into the sauce.
  • Serve the Italian chicken with some plain basmati rice or penne pasta.


Nutrition label does not include the addition of any pasta or sides.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 672mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 888IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg