Our Crock Pot Easy Italian Chicken is a filling, yet simple recipe that has a delicious rich flavor.
Cris here. I recently took one of our favorite roast recipes from Gooseberry Patch’s Busy-Day Slow Cooking and adapted it to make this fantastic Crock Pot Easy Italian Chicken. (Mikey made you a video for this recipe!)
We LOVE this recipe and I hope your family loves it too ;).
Crock Pot Easy Italian Chicken Notes
- We have tried this recipe in both our Calphalon Digital Slow Cooker, 4-Quart and Crock Pot 6 Qt Single Hand Cook & Carry Slow Cooker with Digital Control and both cooked it up beautifully, but the 6 qt took a little less time than the 4 qt.
- We served ours over cooked cavatappi pasta, but you could use elbow macaroni or spaghetti.
- We used boneless, skinless chicken thighs. You can use chicken breasts if you would like, however, the dish may not be as tender as what is pictured here.
- 1/2 lb sliced baby portabella mushrooms
- 1 onion halved and sliced
- 2.5 - 3 lb chicken thighs
- 1.5 oz pkg garlic and herb sauce mix or pesto mix or Italian dressing mix
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 14.5 oz cans Italian-style diced tomatoes undrained
- 8 oz can tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- Cooked pasta We usedCavatappi
- Garnish: Shredded Cheese
- Put your mushrooms and onion in your crock pot
- Place your chicken in your crock pot
- Sprinkle your sauce mix and red pepper flakes evenly across your chicken and add in your tomatoes and tomato sauce.
- Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours, it is done when your chicken is cooked through and very tender
- Take your chicken out, shred and keep warm
- In a coffee cup, mix together your water and cornstarch until smooth
- Pour into the juices in your crock pot and stir until combined well
- Cover and cook on high for 20-30 minutes, until your mixture is thickened, stir once
- Add your chicken back into your crock pot
- Cover and cook an additional few minutes until everything is heated through.
- Serve over pasta and top with cheese.
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