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Italian Chicken Chardonnay

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 everyday meal but nice enough for company, too. —Judy Armstrong, Prairieville, Louisiana
  • 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
  • Grated Romano cheese


  • 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.
  • Cook, covered, on low until chicken is tender, 5-6 hours. Serve with pasta; sprinkle with parsley and cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 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.

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  • robbiejackson
    Sep 29, 2019

    This was good, but I was expecting more flavor from it. I'm leery of cooking chicken in the slow cooker because it can dry out, so I cooked it on the stove. Maybe the flavors didn't have enough time to develop. Next time I'll use the slow cooker and add a bit more spices.

  • nursenjm
    Jul 26, 2019

    Made this last night. Used boneless skinless thighs because that's what I had the most of in the freezer. Added carrots, celery and a can of garbanzo beans to make it more like a stew and avoid the pasta carbs. Cooked in the pressure cooker instead of crock. Did the chicken with the sauce, garlic, and onion for 5 minutes, released pressure. Added veggies and cooked 5 more minutes. Sauce was very good! Hubby kept commenting how good it was over and over again.

  • captgeo5
    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
    Jul 4, 2014

    Great recipe! Thanks for submitting

  • KatJoe4
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.

  • califdreamin
    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.