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Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Potatoes

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.

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Potatoes

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. 

Chicken and Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

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.

Slicing Little Potato Company Potatoes

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.

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Peppers and Potatoes

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.

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken with Peppers and Potatoes

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

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Potatoes

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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.
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 4 hrs
TOTAL: 4 hrs 10 mins
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Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 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)

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cupsCalories: 264kcalCarbohydrates: 29.7gProtein: 27gFat: 5.1gSaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 4.6gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 1397mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6.6g
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Photography by Alejandro Photography // Recipe by The Lemon Bowl

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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.

17 Comments

  1. 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?

      1. 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 :-)

        1. 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.

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