Slow Cooked Chicken Italian in a crock pot.
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Slow Cooked Chicken Italian

A fabulously quick and easy to assemble, slow cooked family meal - chicken thighs in an Italian tomato, pepper, onion & mushroom sauce which you can serve with rice or pasta.
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken thighs, crockpot, dump recipe, italian, slow cooked, slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 600 g skinless & boneless chicken thighs 750g with skin & bone, but remove skin
  • 5 Chestnut mushrooms sliced
  • 2 red onions cut into 6 segments each
  • 1 yellow or red bell pepper chopped
  • 16 Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 150 mls chicken stock made up with 1 stock cube
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 heaped tsp dried Italian mixed herbs
  • freshly ground salt & pepper


  1. Place the skinned chicken thighs (bone in or out) in the bottom of the slow cooker.

    Slow Cooked Chicken Italian prep, raw chicken in crock pot.
  2. Scatter the chopped vegetables and olives over the top.

    Slow Cooked Chicken Italian ingredients prep, raw chicken & vegetables.
  3. Mix the chicken stock, chopped tomatoes, garlic, herbs and seasoning together in a measuring bowl/jug.

    Slow Cooked Chicken Italian ingredients prep, tomatoes, garlic, Italian herbs & chicken stock.
  4. Then pour over the chicken.

    Slow Cooked Chicken Italian prep in a crock pot.
  5. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours or until meat is falling off the bone.

    Slow Cooked Chicken Italian in a crock pot.
  6. Serve as whole chicken thighs or remove and de-bone (if using bone in thighs) then break up thigh meat in the sauce with a spoon.

    Slow Cooked Chicken Italian in a crock pot.
  7. Serve on a bed of rice or spaghetti.

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