A healthy version of the ballpark classic, sausage and peppers, I’ve added in lean chicken breast, hearty potatoes and plenty of peppers and onions in this easy slow cooker dinner recipe.
Being married to a Bostonian and have lived in Boston for over 9 years, I often find myself trying to recreate certain New England specialties that simply can’t be found here in the midwest. Case in point? The Fenway classic: sausage and peppers.
While we frequently grill sausage, peppers and onions, I wanted to create a “set it and forget it” slow cooker recipe that would still hit all of those flavors but wouldn’t require any hands-on work during dinner time. To lighten the dish a bit, I swapped out pork sausage for lean chicken breasts.
Instead of serving the chicken and peppers on a bun or over pasta, I decided to turn it into a one pot meal and tossed in halved white, purple and yellow potatoes from Little Potato Company. Velvety, creamy and packed with nutrients, my boys always devour them.
To maximize flavor, the chicken and vegetables are seasoned liberally with salt, pepper, oregano and garlic powder. I also love adding in a splash of red or white wine if I have some laying around but it’s optional.
The best part? Leftovers taste even better the next day or you can freeze the entire dish for a busy weeknight at a later time.
Your fork is waiting.
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Potatoes
- 1 pound chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
- 24 potatoes Terrific Trio or other Little Potato Company variety
- 1 red bell pepper (seeded and sliced)
- 1 medium onion (thinly sliced)
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano (or 1/2 teaspoon fresh)
- ½ cup dry red or white wine (optional)
- Place all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on Low for 3-4 hours or until chicken is cooked through.
- Remove chicken and slice it on a cutting board before serving with the potatoes, peppers and onions. Garnish with fresh oregano if you wish.
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17 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Potatoes”
Thank you for this recipe. This looks delicious, seasonal, and has a flair that would pretty up the dinner table.
I hope you love it!
I love this recipe and i definitely add it in routine lunch.
So so good!
What a fabulous, one pot meal! That chicken looks so moist and delish!!!
What a great dinner recipe! Adding this to our rotation!
I hope you love it!
I adore the Little Potato Company, and what a gorgeous family meal this is, Liz! I’m so excited for slow cooker season, this will be one of the first things I cook in it, for sure!
Thank you so much Sue!
This looks amazing. I love chicken and potatoes together.
I flipping love their potatoes.
They’re so good!
Love this for a healthy, comfort weeknight meal!
HI Liz, this sounds like a great weeknight dish but I am surprised at the sodium content (1,397) for a serving. Any suggestions on how to decrease it without compromising flavor?
Hi Sue – There are a few easy ways to reduce the sodium: look for chicken and canned tomatoes that don’t have any sodium and/or reduce the salt you add. I hope that’s helpful!!
Hi Liz, thank you for your response! I didn’t see canned tomatoes called for in the ingredient list so that would explain part of the higher sodium content. I’ll adjust accordingly :-)
Sorry I had the recipe confused with the salmon recipe I posted recently!! There are no tomatoes in this one. So that means it came from the chicken and the salt as the peppers and potatoes have no (low) sodium.