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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, 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 good quality Italian 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


  • Place the skinned chicken thighs (bone in or out) in the bottom of the slow cooker.
    Chicken thighs in slow cooker.
  • Scatter the chopped vegetables and olives over the top.
    Chicken thighs, red onion, chestnut mushroom & yellow peppers in slow cooker.
  • Mix the chicken stock, chopped tomatoes, garlic, herbs and seasoning together in a measuring bowl/jug.
    Chicken stock, tinned tomatoes, garlic, herbs, tomato puree etc in a bowl.
  • Then pour over the chicken.
    All the Slow Cooked Chicken Italian ingredients in a slow cooker.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve on a bed of rice/spaghetti or alternatively serve in a bowl along with crusty bread to mop up the juices!



For a sauce with a good consistency it's important to use a branded, good quality tin of Italian chopped tomatoes as cheap ones will give a more watery consistency.