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Crock Pot Zesty Italian Chicken

Crock Pot Zesty Italian Chicken- Countertop Cooking

Crock Pot Zesty Italian Chicken- Shredded chicken with a flavorful punch of zesty Italian dressing made right in your crock pot. Serve it up on a plate with your favorite side dish or as sandwiches.

Crock Pot Zesty Italian Chicken- Countertop Cooking

I’ve been making this chicken for about a million years…give or take 😉 As a matter of fact, it was one of the very first recipes that are made in my crock pot. I made it once and was totally hooked on crock pot cooking.

Tossing your ingredients in a pot, then, coming back a few hours later and your dinner is done?! What’s not to like?

That is exactly what you do with this chicken. Toss it all in, let it cook, then, magic! Dinner.

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Boneless chicken breasts
  • Zesty Italian salad dressing
  • Dried minced onion
  • Garlic powder

 Chicken: I use about 1.25 lbs. This is 2-3 medium size breasts. Try and stick with the same amount/weight for cooking accuracy.  You can use more/less, but, be sure to adjust your ingredients and cooking time.

Can I Use Frozen Chicken Breasts? Yes. Simply increase your cooking time about 20-30 minutes.

How to Make:

  • First, place your chicken breasts into the pot. Then, add in additional ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on low.
  • After about 4 hours, remove the chicken from the pot and cut/shred it. Place it back into the pot and mix it with the sauce.
  • Serve it up.

Serving Ideas: You can serve this with a side of rice, potatoes, your favorite pasta or egg noodle. This chicken also goes great served as a sandwich with a slice of Swiss cheese.

Crock Pot Zesty Italian Chicken- Countertop Cooking

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Yield: Serves: 6

Crock Pot Zesty Italian Chicken

Crock Pot Zesty Italian Chicken - Table for Seven

Crock Pot Zesty Italian Chicken- Shredded chicken with a flavorful punch of zesty Italian dressing made right in your crock pot. Serve it up on a plate with your favorite side dish or as sandwiches.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.25 lbs boneless chicken
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup zesty Italian salad dressing

Instructions

  1. Add chicken into crock pot. Add remaining ingredients and coat chicken well.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Before serving, shred or slice up chicken and mix with sauce.
  3. Serve on buns or on a plate with a side of your favorite pasta or rice.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 276mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 28g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on ourtableforseven.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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Hallie

Thursday 25th of July 2019

Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breast

Erin Table for Seven

Sunday 28th of July 2019

Hi Hallie- I've never used thighs for this recipe, but,they should work fine. You will probably need to cut back on the cooking time...please let me know how they work out!

Jeanne

Monday 25th of March 2013

Hello. I have been using this recipe for a few weeks and love it so wanted to thank you. It is so easy, inexpensive and everyone in my family loves it. We use it on sandwiches, but I also will mix some of it in with pesto pasta (I use a McCormick pesto sauce mix packet) and a little grated parmesan cheese to add some protein to a pasta dish and it is great that way too.

erin

Monday 25th of March 2013

Hi Jeanne- that is a great idea with the pesto/parm add ins..sounds yummy! I am so glad you enjoy the recipe. We eat it all the time at our house too..it's a huge hit! Thanks for visiting and letting me know :)

Anonymous

Saturday 9th of February 2013

1/4 cup water does not seem like enough liquid, is that right? Just wondering. :)

erin

Monday 11th of February 2013

Hello- Yep, 1/4 cup water works out fine..enjoy :)

Anonymous

Wednesday 6th of February 2013

I am going to try this over the weekend to feed the men that are putting in my new furnace. Can't wait!!! How many sandwiches does the 3-4 breasts make?

erin

Monday 11th of February 2013

Hi- Hope you enjoyed them! You should get about 6 sandwiches, depending on how much chicken you pile on your bun :)

Kelly

Saturday 12th of January 2013

Could I put the chicken in the crock frozen?

erin

Saturday 12th of January 2013

Hi Kelly- you should be fine putting it in frozen. I have done it myself and it's been ok.

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