Italian Chicken with Tomatoes in the Crock-Pot


This was a lovely meal to come home from church to eat.  And it was easy to put together before church too.  You can start marinating the chicken the night before or just give it 20-30 minutes to marinate right before cooking.  The choice is yours.  Do what works best with your schedule.

I did take the extra step of browning the chicken before adding it the the Crock-Pot.  The browning adds a depth of flavor to the dish.  But if you’re in a hurry, you can skip that step.

I made this recipe in my new programmable Crock-Pot.  Crock-Pot now has a fun new option called Create-A-Crock.  You can choose from many different backgrounds and patterns.  And you can upload your own photos too!  It’s a fun way to make a one of a kind Crock-Pot.  I chose a simple black damask background for mine and added 4 family photos – 2 on the front and 2 in back.

There are several sizes and styles of Crock-Pot available in the Create-A-Crock. line.  All of them can be customized the way you want.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Serve this dish with garlic cream cheese mashed potatoes or pasta with Parmesan.  Either one will be a perfect combination with the Italian chicken and tomatoes.

Italian Chicken with Tomatoes in the Crock-Pot

Serves: 6-8 servings

  • 3-4 lbs. boneless chicken breast
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 4 Tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 15 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup Italian blend shredded cheese
  1. Place chicken in shallow dish.
  2. Whisk together all ingredients except tomatoes and cheese.
  3. Pour marinade over chicken. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes or up to overnight.
  4. Brown chicken in olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Place chicken in Crock-Pot.
  6. Add tomatoes to skillet, stirring to scrape up browned bits.
  7. Pour over chicken in Crock-Pot.
  8. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 5-6 hours.
  9. Top with shredded cheese.

Disclosure: I have been compensated for my time and have also received a Crock-Pot.  All opinions are my own.

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  1. This looks yummy! Do you think I could make this dish with a mix of white and dark meat? I am on the only one in the family who prefers white. Would the cooking time be different?

  2. Is the only liquid you put in the crock pot from the tomatoes, or did you add the marinade as well?

  3. Made this the other day for my BF and I, knowing there was going to be leftovers. I did add some extra garlic into the crock 🙂 The chicken was tasty and fork tender. The next night, we took the left over chicken, rough chopped it, and added it to another can of diced tomatoes, a small can of tomato sauce, some red wine (what ever was left in the bottle from the night before) and some more italian seasoning & garlic. heated that up and served it over pasta.

    I love how simple this recipe was and how I got 2 different meals out of it. thanks!

  4. Hi I am currently cooking this and it has 2 hours and 50 min left after cooking on high temp I just checked on it and the chicken is cooked do I still leave it till the time is up? I just don’t want it to be ruined if I leave it??

  5. Did you add the marinade to the crockpot also? Or did you discard it after you browned the chicken?

  6. Catrina says:

    I’m making this dish tomorrow for supper and I’m super excited!!! I was wondering what type of noodles to add to this dish. My husband was thinking buttered noodles to place the chicken on top of. Any thoughts on other types of pasta to use with this dish????

    • Any type of pasta would go well with it. Buttered noodles would be good. I like angel hair pasta if I’m in a hurry, because it cooks so quickly. You could even use tortellini or something like that.

  7. I love to cook and I’m always looking for new ideas,I ran across this reciepe and modified it a little but loved it. I used boneless thighs and I used fire roasted tomatoes. It was a big hit,we have family night on Mondays and I cook for5-8 and since I watch a 6 month old Grandchild I need some easy meals! Thanks..

  8. LETICIA SISON says:

    Question .. im making this I have 2 1/2 hours left but meat cooked all the way can I eat it or do.I have to wait thr full 5hurs first time using a crokpot n cookin.dinner with it

  9. pmsqueen2112 says:

    Do you drain the diced tomatoes?

  10. hi, is there a way to do this as a freezer meal???

  11. Can I cook this in the oven instead? How long do you think id have to cook it?

    • Beth Moore says:

      I checked with Tiffany on this one & yes, you can cook this in the oven. Her suggestion is 350 degrees for about 1 – 1 1/2 hours. ENJOY!


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