Slow-Cooked Italian Chicken Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Italian Chicken Recipe

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With its nicely seasoned tomato sauce, this enticing chicken entree is especially good over pasta or rice. "My father loved it when I made this," writes Deanna D'Auria of Banning, California.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Hot cooked pasta

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 231 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 818mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.


  1. Place chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a bowl, combine the broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, green pepper, onion, garlic and seasonings; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until meat is tender. Remove chicken and keep warm.
  2. Pour cooking juices into a large saucepan; skim fat. Combine flour and cold water until smooth; stir into juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken and pasta. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Italian Chicken in Quick Cooking July/August 2003, p45

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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mrs._white 253433
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

"It was a good dish, but it could be better. My family commented that they would have liked it better with Italian Sausage and zucchini."

fall apples 140208
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2012

"I made this for my family and none of us liked it. The chicken is moist but the sauce is so bland and boring. I wish it had more flavor. I won't be making this again."

kathed5 48624
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2011

"The chicken was so tender and moist, but the sauce was on the bland side, despite the garlic and onion salt. Next time, and I will make it again, I will add more garlic, and italian flavored tomato sauce."

Shellea_N 140180
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

"My family loved it! My sauce was not as thick as pictured. I used 1 tsp chili powder instead of 3, as we don't like too spicy. Flavors were awesome and chicken was tender."

ellen401 127993
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"I used Prego marinara sauce instead of the chicken broth, tomatoe sauce and stewed tomatoes. Half way through cooking, I placed fresh mozarella cheese on top of the chicken breasts. I have cooked this also with frozen chicken breasts when I haven't defrosted the night before. I think this makes the chicken very tender and it will cook through in 5 hours on Low. We loved it and served with Italian bread!"

kristenhandshoe01 56470
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2010

"The flavors in this dish are very good! I always make a dish exactly as the recipe is written the first time and go from there. I think next time I will use a bigger can of tomato sauce but other than that this is a recipe that I will be making again."

boofajenz 89210
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2010

"I love this recipe! I usually top it off with some Italian cheese and use corn starch instead of flour to thicken. But I think it is yummy and like to make it on cooler days, it is sort of a meal I save for the fall."

drlbaker 205606
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"I added more tomato sauce from the outset and then tried to mix in the flour directly; however, this made for some lumpy sauce that I really had to try to stir (with limited success) back to a smooth consistency."

JimKC222 205605
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2009

"I haven't tried it yet. I am wanting to try it but a question first. This is for a 3 quart cooker. Mine is a 6 1/2 qt. I think I can double the recipe. But, do I then extend the cook time or not?"

Lisalev 44569
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2009

"This is very good. I'll make again, but next time I will probably use a large can of tomato sauce."

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