Italian Chicken Chardonnay Recipe
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Italian Chicken Chardonnay Recipe

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One day, I needed to have dinner ready when we walked in the door after work and school. So I altered a skillet dish that my family likes into this delicious slow cooker meal, and it was ready and waiting when we got home. It's perfect for an everday meal but nice enough for company, too. —Judy Armstrong, Prairieville, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 pounds bone-in chicken breast halves, skin removed
  • 1/2 pound baby portobello mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups chardonnay
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • Hot cooked pasta
  • Shredded Romano cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without pasta): 282 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 550mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 43g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch.


  1. Combine the paprika, salt, pepper and cayenne; sprinkle over chicken. Place the chicken, mushrooms, red pepper, onion and artichokes in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the chardonnay, tomato paste, garlic and thyme; pour over vegetables.
  2. Cover and cook on low until chicken is tender, 5-6 hours. Stir in parsley. Serve with pasta; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Chicken Chardonnay in WGN - Slow Cooker Contest

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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captgeo5 User ID: 6856757 137230
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2014

"Nice flavors , next time i will use thighs and drums and more garlic , I will also add poultry season on the chicken pieces"

judyharmstrong User ID: 1139380 195648
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2014

"Great recipe! Thanks for submitting"

KatJoe4 User ID: 6094041 182331
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2014

"I was truly disappointed in the outcome of this recipe. Followed the recipe as specified. Although I enjoy all of the ingredients, the combination is an undesirable taste."

xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 195647
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"We didn't care for this recipe. It did not have enough flavor and the chardonnay left a bitter aftertaste. We used boneless chicken breasts but I don't think that was what affected the flavors"

LKCast User ID: 4409572 137229
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"I made this with pinot grigio instead of chardonnay. It was very good, the only thing I might try next time is using boneless chicken (breasts & thighs) and adjusting the time accordingly. It was really easy and tasty."

g.hall User ID: 7512206 151374
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"Made this New Year's Day and was very impressed. Quite delicious. Only changes I made was after 5 hours in crock pot on low, I diced up the chicken and returned to pot and added 1 bag of frozen style veggies of choice. Cooked for 1 more hour. Great flavor and aroma!"

joycerm53 User ID: 703299 135930
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"I make this often and my family likes it. Sometimes I use chicken thighs instead of breasts. Also good. I have also made it in the oven rather than in the slow cooker. Equally good.. It adapts well to the time and ingredients on hand."

[email protected] User ID: 2061061 193423
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"Definitly a "keeper" at my house. I did make it in a skillet 'cause I didn't plan ahead. I browned the chicken breasts first, removed them and cooked the veg's a bit, added the breasts back, poured the sauce over and simmered it awhile. That's probably how the original was done, I'm thinking. It had lots of great flavor. Oh, I didn't have leftover Chardonnay so used some over the hill for drinking Gewurztraminer. That worked just fine."

claylady01 User ID: 7293258 125393
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"I use boneless,skinless chicken thighs,cook until they are done with all the vege's included.Be sure to take off the hard outer leaves of the artichoke hearts,I find they are tough and hard to eat but the rest are delicious.Good recipe even with the changes."

lilmistakesimake User ID: 7503612 196647
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

"I make this very often...ocassionally I use penne pasta instead of linguine. Its always a favorite in my house.

also its a very forgiving base sauce as long as u season good with garlic. ...ive even left out thyme and replaced with a tsp or so of Italian seasoning. ...a great delicious crock pot / slow cooker recipe! Ty"

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