This Slow Cooker Italian Chicken recipe is incredibly delicious! Made with simple ingredients and packed with amazing flavor. This single serving slow cooker chicken recipe features tender, juicy chicken with a flavorful sauce. Wonderful served over pasta, rice or potatoes.
Even though you might be cooking for just yourself, you can still enjoy using a slow cooker or Crockpot. This wonderful slow cooker Italian chicken recipe is one of my favorite slow cooker chicken recipes and is so easy to make in my compact slow cooker.
Small slow cookers are perfect for folks who cook for one. Just like your average sized slow cooker (or Crockpot), all of the ingredients are placed inside the base in the morning and a few hours later, your meal is ready and your kitchen will be filled with the most wonderful aroma.
As for this chicken recipe, I know you’ll love it. It’s adapted from a Crockpot 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.
Ingredients In Slow Cooker Chicken
See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.
- boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
- olive oil
- balsamic vinegar
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- Marinara sauce or tomato sauce
- dried basil
- dried oregano
- garlic powder
See ways to use leftover ingredients below.
How To Make Italian Chicken
Begin by placing two boneless, skinless chicken thighs in the base of a slow cooker. You can also use boneless, skinless chicken breasts if you’d like.
Pro 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.
Let the chicken cook on low for 7 hours or on high for 4 hours.
Serve with pasta or roasted potatoes and enjoy!
Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients
If you have any ingredients left over from this Italian Chicken recipe, you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:
Other Crockpot Chicken Recipes
What To Serve With Italian Chicken
For this Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Recipe For One, I use a 1.5 quart slow cooker, for best results use a slow cooker or crockpot of similar size.
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Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Recipe For One
- 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
How To Video
- Spray the inside of the slow cooker with an oil spray to prevent sticking.
- Place the chicken thighs on the bottom of the slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and the vinegar and pour over the chicken thighs.
- Top with the salt and pepper.
- Pour the Marinara sauce or tomato sauce over the chicken thighs.
- Top with the spices.
- Cook on low for 7 hours or high for 4. Serve with pasta, potatoes or rice.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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