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Slow Cooker Italian Chicken

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One thing I am always trying to do with my cooking is to save time. That is why I love my slow cooker! It is a work horse in my kitchen, from making dinner to cooking bone broth.

All I have to do is stick meat, vegetables, spices and a fat to flavor it all. That is really it! It ends up being a delicious dinner every time with the meat being very tender.

This recipe can be used as a template for you. It is just like I said – you can use any meat or vegetable. It can be elk, deer, bison, whatever kind of roast you have on hand.

Anything Italian is close to my heart because that is part of my heritage. Today I am sharing a recipe for Italian chicken.


Slow Cooker Italian Chicken

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken



  1. Measure out all your spices first.
  2. Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper all over the chicken skin.
  3. Mix the remaining spices together (except for the bay leaf) and rub all over the chicken skin. Leave some of the spice mix to sprinkle on the vegetables too.
  4. Chop up the vegetables.
  5. Place the chicken into your slow cooker.
  6. Distribute the chopped vegetables all around the chicken.
  7. Open the jar of olives and drain the liquid into the sink. Pour the olives around the chicken.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining spices over the vegetables and sprinkle sea and salt and black pepper over them too.
  9. Put pats of butter all over the top of the chicken and the vegetables - be generous!
  10. Place the bay leaf into the slow cooker and put the cover on.
  11. Turn your slow cooker on high for 4 hours.
  12. Dinner will be ready in 4 hours. The meat will be falling off the bone. Bon appetite!

Depending on the size of your family, you may have a lot of extra chicken meat. You can use the extra meat in a number of ways: chicken sandwiches, homemade pad thai, stir fries, chicken salad, chicken soup – the sky is the limit!


Slow Cooker Italian Chicken

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