Slow Cooker Italian Chicken For One

Tender and juicy Slow Cooker Italian Chicken For One – serve with pasta or potatoes. An easy recipe and the perfect amount for anyone cooking for one. Two chicken thighs, a few spices, oil and vinegar, Marinara Sauce and a slow cooker are the only things you need to serve up this healthy and delicious meal.

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Yes, you read the title right.

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken FOR ONE. Who says slow cookers are only for larger, family-sized meals? Certainly not me. I’m a huge fan of my slow cooker and I can make delicious slow cooked “recipes for one” easily in my compact slow cooker.

Small slow cookers are perfect for anyone who is cooking for one. Just like your average sized slow cooker, all of the ingredients are placed inside the base in the morning and a few hours later, your meal will be ready and your kitchen will be filled with the most wonderful aroma.

The slow cooker shown in this recipe is a Hamilton Beach Party Crock. It’s a great size and I use it often. There are other brands out there and I’ve listed a couple below, if you’re interested.

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As for this Italian Chicken For One recipe, I know you’ll love it. It’s adapted from a recipe I used to make all the time when all of my five children were living at home. The flavors are amazing and the chicken is so tender and juicy.

I begin by placing two boneless, skinless chicken thighs in the base of my slow cooker. You can also use boneless, skinless chicken breasts if you’d like.

Here’s a tip; I buy the big bags of frozen boneless, skinless chicken thighs from my grocery store and take out the amount I need when I’m ready to make a chicken dinner. It saves me from running to the store as often and the chicken is always there when I need it. Just remember to defrost the chicken before you put it in the crockpot – you can do this by taking out a few pieces the night before and letting the chicken thaw in your refrigerator or microwave a couple a pieces before you put them in the slow cooker.

Whisk together a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar and pour it over the chicken. Then, add a little salt and pepper, Marinara sauce, garlic powder, dried basil and dried oregano. I love the short ingredient list!

Let the chicken cook on low for 7 hours or on high for 4 hours.

Serve with pasta or roasted potatoes and enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Italian Chicken For One
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
7 hr
Total Time
7 hr 10 mins
 

Tender and juicy Slow Cooker Italian Chicken For One - serve with pasta or potatoes. An easy recipe and the perfect amount for anyone cooking for one. Two chicken thighs, a few spices, oil and vinegar, Marinara Sauce and a slow cooker are the only things you need to serve up this healthy and delicious meal.

Course: Main
Servings: 1 person
Author: Joanie Zisk
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1 cup Marinara sauce or tomato sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Spray the inside of the slow cooker with an oil spray to prevent sticking.

  2. Place the chicken thighs on the bottom of the slow cooker.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and the vinegar and pour over the chicken thighs.

  4. Top with the salt and pepper.

  5. Pour the Marinara sauce or tomato sauce over the chicken thighs.

  6. Top with the spices.

  7. Cook on low for 7 hours or high for 4. Serve with pasta, potatoes or rice.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Oh, Joanie! I absolutely ADORE your “new” site niche. My mom is always on me to make scaled down recipes for 1 or 2 because she lives alone, and my family style recipes for 6 make way too much for her. I’m sending her your URL right now! She will love this chicken!

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