The Best Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Recipe

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.


Tender and juicy Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Recipe 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. | One Dish Kitchen

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.

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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.

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Slow Cooker Chicken

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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 Recipe For One

Tender and juicy Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Recipe 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. | One Dish Kitchen

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 10 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keyword: chicken, crockpot, slow cooker
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 552kcal
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

  • 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.

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Nutrition

Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 1310mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 21.2% | Vitamin C: 20.8% | Calcium: 5% | Iron: 24.2%
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20 thoughts on “The Best Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Recipe”

  1. That blue pot, that looks like it’s sitting on it’s own heating pedastal is killing me! Where can I find it?

    1. Hi LeeAnn,
      It’s a Hamilton Beach Party Crock and I love it. It’s 1.5 quarts and I use it as a slow cooker sometimes. I did a quick check on Amazon and didn’t see it listed so I’m thinking it may be discontinued.

      Joanie

  2. I love your site. Do you have any cook books out. I want these recipes for my college age granddaughter. We gave her a crockpot for Christmas and she loves it.
    I am going to make the pasta and shrimp salad this week. Can’t wait!

    1. Hi Joey,

      Thank you so much, I’m so glad you are enjoying the recipes and I hope your granddaughter loves the slow cooker recipes!
      We are currently working on our cookbook and it should be released later this year (in time for Christmas!). We’re so excited about it and will keep our readers updated when we have an exact publication date.
      Have a wonderful week!
      Joanie

  3. Great recipe served “drippings” over rice using the microwave individual rice servings – the meal couldn’t have been simpler or tastier.

  4. Jakub Przedzienkowski


    Nice to have a site dedicated to cooking for one. I live alone and it just makes it easier then recalculating recipes for one. So thanks for this site


  5. What a delicious looking recipe and so easy! I love dinners that I can set and forget so I don’t have to worry about rushing around in the evening making sure I put something on the table. This would work well for my husband and I by just doubling the recipe.

  6. 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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