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Crockpot Italian Chicken Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Flavor packed Italian chicken is slow cooked to perfection in the Crockpot before being served over pasta or white rice. This is an easy weeknight dinner you can't miss out on!
Step-by-step photos can be seen below the recipe card.
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  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes (1 can)
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup red wine
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese optional, for serving
  • Chopped fresh basil optional, for serving


  • Season the chicken breasts with Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Place into the crockpot insert.
    2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 1½ teaspoons Italian seasoning, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
    Chicken breasts in a slow cooker.
  • Top the chicken breasts with the tomatoes, onion, green pepper, mushrooms, and garlic.
    15 ounces diced tomatoes, 1 yellow onion, 1 cup diced green bell pepper, 8 ounces sliced mushrooms, 3 cloves garlic
    A crock pot filled with tomatoes and mushrooms.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the wine and tomato sauce together and pour it over the chicken.
    ½ cup red wine, ½ cup tomato sauce
    A crock pot filled with mushrooms and sauce.
  • Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until the chicken is tender.
    A crock pot full of chicken and mushroom stew.
  • Shred the chicken and serve garnished with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
    Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, Chopped fresh basil
    A crock pot full of shredded chicken.



  • Make sure all of your veggies are nice and fresh! They contribute a lot of flavor and different textures to the meal, so they should all be fresh as can be.
  • When you serve this Crockpot Italian chicken, garnish it with some freshly shaved parmesan and chopped basil. Both garnishes add the most vibrant complimentary flavors to the dish.
  • If you'd like to make this meal spicy, add more red pepper flakes.
  • Properly cooked chicken is 165°F internally.
  • Nutritional information does not include optional ingredients.
Storage: Store crockpot Italian chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 573mg | Potassium: 984mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 343IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg