Savory chicken thighs are slow cooked to perfection along with fresh vegetables and Italian seasoning. A simple recipe that requires little effort or time in the morning, ready and waiting for you when you come home after a long day.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken in slow cooker and top with remaining ingredients, except pasta and garnish.

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  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. Serve chicken over pasta and garnish with cheese and parsley.

  • Garnish Options: Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh Italian parsley.

Nutrition Facts

441 calories; 15.9 g total fat; 85 mg cholesterol; 608 mg sodium. 40.9 g carbohydrates; 31.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2015
This recipe was very good and really a snap to put together. I did make a number of changes since I was scaling this down to just two servings. I used one large boneless skinless chicken breast pounded slightly and cut in half. I used more carrot peppers (red and yellow) and mushrooms than called for and a large clove of garlic. I used one can of diced tomatoes already flavored with oregano garlic and basil so I cut the Italian seasoning to 1 teaspoon. I first browned the chicken in a skillet with a little olive oil and placed it in the bottom of the slow cooker. I then deglazed the skillet with the tomatoes and their juice. I combined all the other ingredients (except the pasta) with the tomatoes and poured everything on top of the chicken in the slow cooker. My chicken was done in just four hours. The only problem was the carrots weren t quite as tender as I d have liked so next time I will substitute orange bell peppers and leave the carrots out all together. I did thicken this up a bit with a corn starch/water slurry. Rather than pasta I served this over rice. I will do this one again. Hubs will be happy because he loved it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/11/2016
I am rating this recipe 3 stars because I think it's got a good foundation however needs some work. I've made this in a skillet and in a crockpot and the skillet version is WAY better. Browning the chicken seasoned with salt and pepper (and breading the chicken would be good too) and adding more seasoning along the way in the skillet adds more flavor compared to the instructions in the current recipe. The recipe was bland for me in the crockpot. I'm not a fan of using a lot of salt in my dishes however this needed it to intensify the flavor. The vegetables and canned tomatoes paired well with the chicken. In my opinion this recipe could be 5 stars if it's cooked in a skillet for a shorter length of time ( simmering for 30 min) and more seasoning was added throughout the cook time (e.g. garlic powder oregano paprika to the chicken before browning). Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2015
This recipe was very good and really a snap to put together. I did make a number of changes since I was scaling this down to just two servings. I used one large boneless skinless chicken breast pounded slightly and cut in half. I used more carrot peppers (red and yellow) and mushrooms than called for and a large clove of garlic. I used one can of diced tomatoes already flavored with oregano garlic and basil so I cut the Italian seasoning to 1 teaspoon. I first browned the chicken in a skillet with a little olive oil and placed it in the bottom of the slow cooker. I then deglazed the skillet with the tomatoes and their juice. I combined all the other ingredients (except the pasta) with the tomatoes and poured everything on top of the chicken in the slow cooker. My chicken was done in just four hours. The only problem was the carrots weren t quite as tender as I d have liked so next time I will substitute orange bell peppers and leave the carrots out all together. I did thicken this up a bit with a corn starch/water slurry. Rather than pasta I served this over rice. I will do this one again. Hubs will be happy because he loved it. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2015
This recipe was very good and really a snap to put together. I did make a number of changes since I was scaling this down to just two servings. I used one large boneless skinless chicken breast pounded slightly and cut in half. I used more carrot peppers (red and yellow) and mushrooms than called for and a large clove of garlic. I used one can of diced tomatoes already flavored with oregano garlic and basil so I cut the Italian seasoning to 1 teaspoon. I first browned the chicken in a skillet with a little olive oil and placed it in the bottom of the slow cooker. I then deglazed the skillet with the tomatoes and their juice. I combined all the other ingredients (except the pasta) with the tomatoes and poured everything on top of the chicken in the slow cooker. My chicken was done in just four hours. The only problem was the carrots weren t quite as tender as I d have liked so next time I will substitute orange bell peppers and leave the carrots out all together. I did thicken this up a bit with a corn starch/water slurry. Rather than pasta I served this over rice. I will do this one again. Hubs will be happy because he loved it. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2015
Made this exactly as directed and it was fantastic! I cooked it for 6 hours and the chicken was done to perfection. I used Bell and Evans brand boneless skinless chicken thighs which are available in my area. The chicken was not dry or overcooked. Perfect for a snowy winter night! I'll defininitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2015
Easy enough to prepare. Cooked for 7 hours. Only problem was the chicken fell apart so what I ended up with was tomato sauce with strings of chicken over pene. A little crushed red pepper and/or ground fennel would have kicked it up a bit. Something seemed to be missing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2016
I read the other reviews and made a few changes. I thickened the sauce by adding tomato paste to the crushed tomatoes we like a thicker sauce it turned out perfectly. I doubled the amount of garlic which gave it a rich Italian flavor. I also added a teaspoon of sugar to cut the acid in the tomatoes. I checked the chicken temperature at the 5 hour mark the chicken was done so I turned off the crock pot and the chicken was perfectly moist. I served it over spaghetti squash for a low carb meal. I will definitely make this again! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2016
Made this tonight exactly as written. So incredibly good! My adult son came over and loved it too. This is going into my rotation! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/10/2016
I am rating this recipe 3 stars because I think it's got a good foundation however needs some work. I've made this in a skillet and in a crockpot and the skillet version is WAY better. Browning the chicken seasoned with salt and pepper (and breading the chicken would be good too) and adding more seasoning along the way in the skillet adds more flavor compared to the instructions in the current recipe. The recipe was bland for me in the crockpot. I'm not a fan of using a lot of salt in my dishes however this needed it to intensify the flavor. The vegetables and canned tomatoes paired well with the chicken. In my opinion this recipe could be 5 stars if it's cooked in a skillet for a shorter length of time ( simmering for 30 min) and more seasoning was added throughout the cook time (e.g. garlic powder oregano paprika to the chicken before browning). Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2015
So yummy! Made as directed except I took out the mushrooms and added some onion. Served with fettuccine alfredo pasta instead of plain penne pasta. So delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2016
I was very pleased with the original recipe the first time I made it. But I thought it could use a little more spice. The second time I made it I added a teaspoon of salt-free Mrs. Dash to it and it gave it just the right amount of spice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2018
Followed the recipe exactly and it came out really good. Read More