Chicken With Italian Dressing In Crock Pot

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This is the recipe for chicken with Italian dressing in a Crock Pot. First I’ll tell you a bit about the ingredients, then I’ll check the tips section. Give it a try, you will regret nothing! Crock Pot Chicken With Italian Dressing is a great meal to make on busy days. It’s really easy to put together. Just make sure you have the ingredients on hand and you can enjoy a tasty chicken dinner!

Easy Crockpot Italian Chicken Recipe! {2 Ingredients!}

You can’t beat the amazing flavor that this easy Crockpot Italian Chicken Recipe brings to the dinner table!

Are you on the hunt for another yummy Easy Crockpot Recipe?  This Easy Crockpot Italian Chicken is almost too easy, and SO yummy!

Do you remember the Easiest Chicken Marinade ever?  Well, here’s an Italian Chicken crockpot variation!  This Crockpot Chicken with Italian Dressing is the perfect go-to meal for busy nights!  It’s so quick to put together… just 2 ingredients and you’re done!

So go grab your crockpot and get ready for some super easy chicken for dinner tonight!

Here’s what you’ll do to make your Slow Cooker Italian Chicken…

Easy Crockpot Italian Chicken Recipe

Can You Just Put Raw Chicken In A Slow Cooker?

To make dinner as easy as possible, everything for this recipe will be prepared right in your slow cooker.  So tonight, keep your dinner simple and your cleanup even simpler when you make this easy recipe!

Can I Put Marinade In The Crockpot?

The amazing thing about preparing chicken in your Crockpot is that there are almost endless possibilities for what you can do.

For this recipe, you’ll only need 2 ingredients to pull off a slow cooker chicken miracle.  Trust me, this fabulous chicken dinner really is almost too easy.  The easy part can be our secret though.  No one needs to know how little time and effort it took you to prepare this tempting chicken dinner!

How Long Does It Take To Cook Chicken In The Crockpot?

For this recipe, you can choose to prepare your chicken on LOW heat for 7 hours, or on HIGH heat for 3.5 hours.  Regardless of how you choose to prepare it… get prepared for big happy smiles all around your dinner table tonight!

Italian Flavored Chicken and Potatoes

Italian Flavored Chicken and Potatoes

Prep:15 mins

Cook:8 hrs

Total:8 hrs 15 mins

Servings:4 to 6 servings

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
345Calories
8gFat
28gCarbs
38gProtein

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)SAVE RECIPE

This Italian-flavored recipe takes just minutes to prepare and is a wonderful family dinner at the end of a busy day. Fix the ingredients in the morning, place them in the slow cooker, and come back for a delicious meal the whole family will love. Seasoned with Italian herbs and a zesty dressing, the chicken and potatoes make a wholesome and simple dinner, especially when served with a green salad with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, or a mixture of avocados and cherry tomatoes dressed with olive oil and lemon juice. Or steam some broccoli or French green beans to add some crunch to your meal.

You can use store-bought zesty Italian dressing, but by making your own you can control the quality of the ingredients and monitor the amount of sodium and fat added.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced
  • 1/2 cup zesty Italian salad dressing
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 medium potatoes, cubed

Steps to Make It

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  1. Gather the ingredients.Italian Flavored Chicken and Potatoes ingredients
  2. Place the chicken, salad dressing, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic, and potatoes in a 3- to 4-quart crockpot. Mix well to coat the chicken and potatoes with the dressing and seasonings.chicken, potatoes and seasonings in a crock pot
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked to 165 F and the potatoes are tender.Italian Flavored Chicken and Potatoes
  4. Serve with a vegetable side dish and enjoy.

Make Your Own Zesty Dressing

To make your own zesty dressing, you’ll need 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1/3 cup red wine vinegar, 1/2 tablespoons agave or maple syrup, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 4 small minced garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, 1 pinch onion powder, 1 pinch dried oregano, 1 pinch dried basil, and 1 pinch dried parsley. Mix all the ingredients well (you can place all the ingredients in a mason jar and shake vigorously). Keep refrigerated for up to three days.

Tips

  • If you don’t have Italian seasoning, use a combination of dried herbs you have on hand to make your own. Oregano, basil, thyme, sage, marjoram, and rosemary work best.
  • If your chicken has skin on it, remove it before placing it in the crock pot. The slow, moist heat will turn the skin rubbery and unpleasant to eat.

Recipe Variations

  • Add chopped onions, baby carrots, peppers, peas, parsnips, grape tomatoes, or a combination of two or more of these ingredients.
  • Use 1 pound of mini potatoes instead of the cubed potatoes. Leave them whole.
  • Add 1 pint of sliced white mushrooms halfway through the cooking process. Before serving, add 3/4 cup of heavy cream to the pot, mix well, allow to heat up, and taste for seasoning. For a meatier texture, use sliced Portobello mushrooms.
  • Substitute boneless, skinless chicken thighs for the breasts in this recipe to get more flavor and a little extra fat. Use the same amount of thighs, and increase the cooking time to 7 to 9 hours.
  • Substitute chicken with sliced turkey breast or sliced beef. Adjust the flavor of the broth accordingly.
  • Use bone-in chicken pieces to get extra flavor. Remove the skin and cook the ingredients for 7 to 9 hours or until they test 165 F on an instant-read meat thermometer.
  • Add shredded cheese on top 20 minutes before the time is up, allowing the cheese to melt before serving. Or transfer the cooked mixture to a large baking dish, top with cheese, and place under the broiler until the cheese is melted and a golden brown color.

Easy Crockpot Italian Chicken Dinner

Crock Pot Italian Chicken Recipe is delicious and perfect for busy nights. It truly is a one pot meal. The green beans and potatoes taste amazing with this Italian chicken.

Close up image of Italian Chicken with green beans and red potatoes in a crock pot.

Crockpot Italian Chicken Recipe

This recipe takes very little work, yet tastes delicious and is super easy! Your family will be surprised that the crock pot did all the work. It’s so nice coming home to dinner ready and waiting.

The chicken is so tender and packed with the best flavor. I love drizzling some of the marinade over the chicken and potatoes and green beans. It is so good. It makes me think of Olive Garden’s Italian Chicken but so much better.

We love this chicken and potatoes recipe and it can’t get any easier than the crock pot doing all the work. No need for separate side dishes and dirtying more pans! The green beans and potatoes all go in the slow cooker for an amazing one pot dish!

Close up image of Italian Chicken with green beans and red potatoes in a crock pot.

Crockpot Chicken with Italian Dressing:

Crock Pot Chicken with Italian Dressing is one of the easiest meals. The ingredients are easy and everything goes into the crock pot. Adding Italian dressing to the chicken makes the chicken so flavorful.

Everything you need for a tasty meal is in the crock pot. Clean up is a breeze.

This is totally optional but if you have extra time, these Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls taste so good with this chicken. They are light and fluffy and oh so good.

The rolls are perfect for dipping in the yummy Italian chicken broth marinade in a small bowl. We love getting every last drop! You will love these rolls.

Close up image of Italian Chicken with green beans and red potatoes in a crock pot.

Let’s get started making Crockpot Italian dressing chicken!

Ingredients - Chicken Breasts, Red Potatoes, Onion, Green Beans, Italian Salad Dressing, Italian Seasoning

Ingredients in Crockpot Italian Chicken green beans and potatoes:

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Red Potatoes
  • Onion
  • Frozen Green Beans
  • Italian Salad Dressing
  • Italian Seasoning 

How to make Crock Pot Italian Chicken Recipe:

  • Spray crockpot with non-stick spray
  • Place potatoes in crockpot along bottom.
  • Place chicken on top. We used frozen chicken breasts.
  • Top with green beans and onions.
  • Pour Italian Dressing over top. Just pour over chicken.
  • Sprinkle in Italian seasoning.
Close up image of Italian Chicken with green beans and red potatoes in a crock pot.

  • Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or cooked on high for 3 to 4 hours. Cooking time will vary.
  • I have often stirred in a bit of extra Italian Seasoning right before serving. This dish is also good with parmesan cheese and salt and pepper sprinkled on top as well!

How do you know when chicken is done in the crock pot?

If you cook chicken to long in the crockpot, it could dry out. That is why it is very important to check chicken to make sure you do not over cook.

  • I like using a meat thermometer to make sure the chicken is done. You want the internal temperature to read 165 degrees before serving.
  • You can also check by cutting a slit in the chicken to see if you see any pink. If there is pink, it will need to be cooked longer.
  • Cooking time varies when cooking in your crock pot. Just make sure when using the crock pot that you check chicken so that it does cook to long.

What to serve with Crockpot Chicken and Potatoes:

Since the crock pot does all the work for a complete meal, there is really not much you need to add. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Rolls
  • Garlic Bread
  • Salad

Variations Ideas:

There are lots of ideas for this yummy crockpot recipe. Depending on what your family enjoys, you can add lots of other ingredients. 

  • Add in some Carrots – We like to add carrots to the crock pot.
  • Make Cream Sauce – You can also add cream cheese and that makes an amazing creamy sauce. You can add in some cream of chicken soup.
  • Just Cook the Chicken – Cook the chicken and Italian Dressing and omit the potatoes and serve this dish over rice.
  • Add in Peppers – I also have thrown in a bell pepper and it goes really well with the onion. Mushrooms would also a good addition to this one pot meal.
  • Use Chicken Thighs – I bet you could also substitute chicken thighs instead of the chicken breast. There are lots of great ways to enjoy this meal.
  • Shred the Chicken – You can shred the chicken or serve as a whole chicken breast.
  • Potato Variety – We used red potatoes in this recipe, but you can use yukon gold potatoes or russet potatoes.
Close up image of Italian Chicken with green beans and red potatoes in a crock pot.

Storing and Reheating Crockpot Italian Chicken:

This Crockpot Italian Chicken is get leftover and east to store. We like to store in individual containers to make it easy for my husband to grab and head out the door. I can put everything in one dish for easy reheating.

To reheat place microwave safe dish in the microwave and heat for 1 minute intervals until heated.

We think it taste better the next as the Italian dressing and seasoning really marinates in the chicken. The chicken would even be great shredded and put on a salad for a low carb option.

How to Freeze Crock pot Italian chicken?

I’m all about freezer meals. They sure make life easier. Did you know you can make 10 Crockpot freezer meals in under and hour? You can also freeze this Crock Pot Italian Chicken.

Just substitute potatoes for dice hash browns and then place in a freezer bag and freeze.  This is a simple substitution that still makes a great meal.

When you are ready to cook, just  place frozen ingredients in the crock pot. Then cook on low from frozen for 8-10 hours. Perfect for busy days.

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