It’s slow cooker season! Well, to be honest I use my slow cooker any time of the year. But people in general tend to use their slow cookers more often during the colder months. Maybe because slow cooker recipes tend to be heartier fare like stews, chilies, etc. Months ago I made a Slow Cooker Italian Chicken & Potatoes that I found on Pinterest and I thought now was a great time to share it.
The recipe says you can use chicken breasts or thighs. I know a lot of people like thighs, but I like chicken breast because I like white meat. Chicken breast does tend to dry out quicker, but that doesn’t bother me. So for the recipe I used 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of 4 and I browned the chicken in my Ninja before setting the slow cooker.
The recipe is extremely easy. I cut the potatoes in chunks and then added in the chicken breasts. I coat and mix the potatoes and chicken with oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Once everything is coated, I put the potatoes in first just to get them started. Then, I took them out and browned the chicken before adding the potatoes back in. I cooked it for 4.5 hours on low since chicken breast cooks faster.
That’s it! It is so easy to do and has minimal ingredients. One of the easiest slow cooker meals I’ve ever made. The first time I made it, I thought that it needed a little more flavor so in the times I’ve made it since I’ve made sure to season it a bit more. An easy fix.
If you have any slow cooker recipes you love let me know! I’m always looking for some new recipes!