Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Thighs

Steph Wagner

May 24, 2013

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Thighs



I can’t think of a more creative name. I adapted this from a Kraft Food recipe called “Chicken Bolognese” and while that’s still mostly appropriate, it sounded fancier than it really is. Which isn’t always a bad thing, but sometimes my head just like to call things what they are.

This was a busy week. Preparing for the end of a season in my life and also for a vacation coming up next week. Our LifeGroup wanted to spend time helping in anyway we could for the tornado victims in Moore- so I made use of our slow cooker to eat dinner before heading out to volunteer.

Enter the Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Thighs. Real talk…this was one of my favorites. Mainly because I was very hungry and it was delicious, but also because of it’s simplicity. Very few (inexpensive) ingredients and using the slow cooker liner bag meant fastest cleanup ever!

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Thighs

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian, Slow Cooker
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1/2 lb baby carrots
  • 1 onion, wedged
  • 4 pieces boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 12 oz marinara sauce, low in sugar
  • 1/4 cup low-fat Italian dressing


  • Place carrots and onion at the bottom of a slow cooker; top with chicken thighs.
  • Drizzle the chicken with the dressing, and then the marinara sauce.
  • Cook on low heat 7 hours. *Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired.


*Servings are not necessarily "bariatric sized" and are 4 "traditional" servings


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 638mg | Potassium: 471mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 8193IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 638mg28%
Potassium 471mg13%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 8193IU164%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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