Crockpot Italian Chicken

Crockpot Italian chicken is a hearty, flavorful meal that’s cooked from start to finish in your slow cooker. 

Crockpot Italian Chicken

No time to cook? No worries! Turn your frown upside down with this delicious recipe for crockpot Italian chicken! It’s packed with healthy chicken breast, tender pasta, and lots of Italian flavors.

We were trying to figure out what to make for dinner. All we needed was to dethaw the chicken out of the freezer, pop everything in the slow cooker at the beginning of the day and dinner was served when we got home. DINNER WINNER!

Ingredients needed for our Slow Cooker Italian Chicken

As I mentioned we’ve been using just one protein in our dinner. Chicken! We absolutely love chicken for dinners and we’ve truly worked out how to cook it in the crockpot without drying it out. 

You’ll also need. tomatoes, tomato paste, mushrooms, bell pepper, onion, garlic, spices and parmesan!

Overall, this dish is so easy to make with so much flavor it is constantly made in our household. We can’t wait for you to make this.

Between our Slow Cooker Chicken Stuffing Casserole and this.. I think our menu is set.

Crockpot Italian Chicken Dinner

What to serve this chicken dinner with

Pasta – is a fantastic option and can easily be made into a gluten-free dinner using gluten-free pasta. We’ve used spaghetti noodles, fusili and even orzo if thats what you have on hand. 

Rice  – it is another lovely option and also gluten-free! We do enjoy the microwaveable rice packets immensely ourselves to quickly cook up some rice in under 5 minutes. 

Cauliflower Rice – If you are looking for a low-carb alternative cauliflower rice is a FABULOUS option. Bonus, there are pre-packaged cauliflower rice packages out there in the freezer section that you are purchase so there is one less step for you to do. Buying head of cauliflower and making your own is still the best budget friendly way to go though. 

Don’t you just hate when convenience comes at a cost? We personally are always looking to make budget friendly dinners but pre-cooked rice is truly one of those things we fall back on when we simply don’t have the time.

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Dinner

Can this Italian Chicken Dinner be frozen?

YES! This can actually be frozen before AND AFTER. This would be a fantastic crockpot meal-prep dinner. Simply throw it all in a freezer friendly bag and dump in the crockpot and cook according to instructions below when you ready to eat. 

How long will it keep in freezer? Store in the freezer up to 4 months.

Ready to eat it?  Allow to it to dethaw and simply dump in the crockpot and follow the cooking instructions and time below.

Grab your apron and get ready to get saucy with this recipe for slow cooker Italian chicken!

Crockpot Italian Chicken Dinner Recipe

Crockpot Italian Chicken

Crockpot Italian chicken is a hearty, flavorful meal that's cooked from start to finish in your slow cooker. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are seasoned with Italian spices and tomatoes, then slow cooked until they're saucy and spicy and everything nice-y!
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian, slow cooker
Servings 8
Calories 185 kcal


  • 28oz (1 can) whole tomatoes undrained
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms sliced and quartered, or 2 small cans
  • 1 small bell pepper (any color) seeded and diced medium
  • 1 small onion peeled and diced small
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • prepared pasta or cauliflower rice for serving
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese for serving


  • Place tomatoes in a large slow cooker (I used a 6 quart size)
  • Use a small knife or fork to cut each tomato in half. Add tomato paste, bell pepper, mushrooms, onion, garlic, and herbs/spices. Stir to combine.
  • Lay chicken thighs evenly over tomato mixture and stir to coat. Cook for 6-8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high.
  • Serve over pasta or rice, with a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.


Serving: 1serving without pasta or riceCalories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 27gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 233mgPotassium: 745mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 680IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 2mg
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  1. thanks for all your kind words! so glad you liked the recipe! wouldn’t it be fun to live next door to other food bloggers? I think my neighbors think i’m weird when they see me out on the porch taking pictures and doing things like sprinkling powdered sugar on pancakes… on the porch. happened yesterday 🙂 by the way, i’m sarah with an h!

    1. Oh my GOSH, Sarah… I am SO sorry that I screwed up the spelling of your name! I’ve gone in and changed it. Some days I apparently need more coffee than others, and the day I wrote that post, I guess I missed a couple of cups 😉
      P.S. Sprinkle a little powdered sugar loveliness wherever you go!

  2. I can’t believe I gave away my slow cooker a while ago 🙁 ! I just moved to AZ and I think I’ll have to invest in a new one so I can enjoy soups and stews without the heat of the stove and oven. When I do, I’ll definitely try this recipe!

    1. You gave away your slow cooker?! That’s SO sad 🙁 I use mine a few times a month. If you’re wanting another one, Anne, stay tuned… I’m giving away a really nice one in October!

  3. You had me at Italian, Becca…this looks absolutely delicious! And I bet it would make for some great leftovers, too. 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Oh yum! This looks absolutely amazing! Slow cookers are so handy, and I don’t use mine nearly as often as I should either.

  5. 5 stars
    I don’t use my crock pot nearly enough! And this recipe has me thinking to get that baby back out again! Looks DELICIOUS! 😀

    1. I hear ya, Kelly! Storing my slow cooker is a pain, so I’m not sure why I don’t just leave it on the counter and use it every day 😀

  6. 5 stars
    I love the new connections we make through blogging too!
    Somehow “meeting” people from around the globe through their blogs makes life richer!
    I love your recipe choice, I had Sarah’s blog before and I know how great it is, you did a great job with the recipe

  7. 5 stars
    I had to bookmark every single one of your recipes as of today. I love to cook and your recipes are among the best i had ever cooked for my family and friends. In fact, I had to print some copies for my neighbors. Some of the do follow you as well. Thank you so much.

    1. Maria, your sweet comment touched my heart in such a special way. Thank you SO much for your love and support of my blog and my recipes.

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