Yummy, and even better as leftovers. My go-to recipe! Serve over a bed of pasta tossed in Parmigiano Reggiano.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
6 hrs 18 mins
6 hrs 38 mins
6 main-dish servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat a slow cooker on High.

  • Stir tomatoes, wine, chicken stock, tomato paste, and chicken bouillon together in a large bowl. Trim chicken as necessary; sprinkle with Italian herb blend.

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Cook chicken breasts until browned, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to slow cooker along with any accumulated juices.

  • Place bell peppers, onion, mushrooms, and garlic in skillet, along with more olive oil if needed. Cook and stir until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour; cook until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir in tomato mixture; bring to a boil. Simmer until thickened slightly, about 5 minutes more. Stir in olives; transfer mixture to slow cooker.

  • Reduce slow cooker heat to Low and cook until chicken is very tender, 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 hours. Stir pesto and sugar into chicken mixture; cook for 30 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

You can use any color of bell pepper desired for this dish. Substitute chicken thighs for chicken breasts, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

372 calories; protein 28.9g 58% DV; carbohydrates 20.9g 7% DV; fat 16.3g 25% DV; cholesterol 67.4mg 23% DV; sodium 1061.1mg 42% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
The recipe was pretty straight forward to make I used Thighs the black olives and did add extra mushrooms. I also omitted the step of mixing the tomatoes in a separate bowl and mixed it all in the skillet with the veggies to save having to clean another dish. Overall the flavor started to get there however it was too watery. Next time around I would cut back to half cup of the chicken broth and a half cup of the red wine and if it needed more liquid I would add it directly to the slow cooker. I also cooked it for 5.5 hours in the slow cooker on low it was too long for me I would go max 4 hours to preserve a little firmness in the veggies. Read More