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Slow Cooker Chicken in Tomato Sauce
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Slow Cooker Chicken in Tomato Sauce

Sometimes simple is best! This Slow Cooker Chicken in Tomato Sauce uses simple ingredients yet delivers maximum flavors!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 412kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (or tenders would work too)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 28 oz fire-roasted crushed tomatoes (1 can)
  • 14 oz fire-roasted diced tomatoes (1 can)
  • 8 oz tomato sauce (1 can)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning blend (see notes)
  • 1 large zucchini
  • Fresh basil

Instructions

  • Heat skillet (or multi-cooker) to medium high heat
  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter with 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Season chicken with garlic powder, salt and pepper and cook on each side until lightly browned (about 3-4 minutes)
  • Transfer chicken to slow cooker
  • Add cans of tomatoes/tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and remaining two tablespoons of butter
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 until chicken is cooked through (reduce time if using tenders 2-3 hours on high or 4-6 on low)
  • Taste sauce and add more seasonings if desired
  • Spiralize zucchini and add to slow cooker
  • Return cover and let cook in sauce until softened, about 10-15 minutes
  • Garnish with fresh slivered basil

Notes

  • Here is the spiralizer I use. You could also serve with pasta or with sliced sautéed zucchini.
  • If the sauce is too acidic for your liking, you can stir in a couple of tablespoons of cream or milk.
  • I've made this with and without the addition of the Italian seasoning and like both versions, but possibly prefer the one without because I LOVE tomato flavors.

Nutrition

Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 1279mg | Potassium: 1535mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1480IU | Vitamin C: 34.8mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 4.7mg