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: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 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 User ID: 7182927 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 User ID: 6791996 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 User ID: 4469276 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 User ID: 5920325 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 User ID: 3573513 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 User ID: 927746 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 User ID: 3359129 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 User ID: 4444860 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 User ID: 4575048 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 User ID: 1239051 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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