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Slow Cooked Chicken Italian in a crock pot.
4.97 from 32 votes

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


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

    Chicken thighs in slow cooker.
  2. Scatter the chopped vegetables and olives over the top.

    Chicken thighs, red onion, chestnut mushroom & yellow peppers in slow cooker.
  3. 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.
  4. Then pour over the chicken.

    All the Slow Cooked Chicken Italian ingredients in a slow cooker.
  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/spaghetti or alternatively serve in a bowl along with crusty bread to mop up the juices!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

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.