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Simple Crockpot Italian Chicken

This Simple Crockpot Italian Chicken is a quick and easy nutritious crockpot recipe that the whole family will love made with boneless chicken breasts, tomatoes, herbs, and cheese. Let your slow cooker do all the work, while you go about your day!

Bowl of pasta in marinara sauce topped with chicken covered in cheese and tomatoes

 


Simple Crockpot Italian Chicken

Ingredients:
6-8 boneless chicken breasts
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, mashed
1 1/2 cups chicken broth (reduce to 1/2 cup if not using crockpot meat rack*see below)
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
sea salt and pepper to taste
1 (15oz) carton diced tomatoes, drained
1 1/2 cups freshly shredded parmesan cheese

*I highly recommend using a crockpot meat rack when preparing this recipe. They are very inexpensive (see below for ordering information) and the texture of the meat is better when it’s not sitting in a lot of liquid while cooking. This can cause the muscle fibers to be too broken down and creating a texture that’s too soft.

Directions:
Place chicken breasts on the cooking rack and pour the chicken broth in the bottom of the slow cooker (it should come to just the top of the rack). Add garlic cloves to the chicken broth. Drizzle chicken with olive oil and season with Italian seasoning, sea salt, and pepper. Pour drained, diced tomatoes on top and then sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cook on low for 4-5 hours. Serve over top Zucchini Spaghetti noodles or your favorite cooked pasta.

Simple Crockpot Italian Chicken in the slow cooker

Don’t forget to reserve that delicious, rich broth for another recipe. Pour the liquid through a strainer and refrigerate or freeze until ready to use.

A close up of a bowl of chicken broth

I love this slow cooker rack for making this recipe!
Simple and Healthier Crockpot Italian Chicken

close up photo of a cooked chicken breast topped with tomatoes, cheese, and spices over a bed of pasta with marinara sauce

Simple Crockpot Italian Chicken

This Simple Crockpot Italian Chicken is a quick and easy nutritious crockpot recipe that the whole family will love made with boneless chicken breasts, tomatoes, herbs and cheese.  
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 353kcal
Author: Amee

Equipment

  • slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless chicken breasts (4 oz each) You can use up to 8 breasts for this recipe
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth reduce to 1/2 cup if not using crockpot meat rack*see below
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 15 oz carton diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly shredded parmesan cheese 

Instructions

  • Place chicken breasts on the cooking rack and pour the chicken broth in the bottom of the slow cooker (it should come to just the top of the rack).  
  • Add garlic cloves to the chicken broth.  
  • Drizzle chicken with olive oil and season with Italian seasoning, sea salt and pepper.  
  • Pour drained, diced tomatoes on top and then sprinkle with parmesan cheese.  
  • Cook on low for 4-5 hours.  
  • Serve over top Zucchini Spaghetti. 

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 789mg | Potassium: 463mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 386IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 349mg | Iron: 2mg
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