Slow Cooker Italian Chicken & Potatoes

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Potatoes is such an easy meal to make but packed with such amazing flavor! The entire family will love this hearty meal in one.

Slow cooker Italian chicken and potatoes on a white plate with a fork on the side.

Hey hey it’s Tiffany from Creme de la Crumb! It’s no secret I’m a little bit obsessed with my slow cooker – or I should say slow cookers because I think I have five of them??? I just got a new one for Christmas and I’m so excited about it, I use my slow cookers several times a week and when we are having a family get together I usually have a few in use at the same time.

Slow cooker Italian chicken and potatoes in a crockpot.

This is a great go-to weeknight staple dish. I love the flavors, it’s really healthy, and I never get tired of chicken or potatoes. The best part? It’s chicken AND potatoes made in one dish at the same time. It’s awesome! Even picky eaters are a fan of this simple crockpot meal. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!

Slow Cooker Herbed Chicken & Potatoes

4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Author Tiffany
Servings 4
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Potatoes is such an easy meal to make but packed with such amazing flavor! The entire family will love this hearty meal in one.
Course Dinner, Main Course


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or 4-6 chicken thighs
  • 3 cups chopped potatoes about 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning blend
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh herbs for garnish optional


  1. In a large bowl combine chicken and potatoes. Drizzle with oil and stir to coat. Sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning over the chicken and potatoes, then toss to coat well.

  2. Transfer to slow cooker (OR optional step: cook chicken and potatoes in a large skillet pan over medium high heat for 2-3 minute to brown before transferring to slow cooker to cook all the way through), cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are fork tender.

  3. Garnish with fresh herbs like oregano and thyme (optional) and serve hot.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Herbed Chicken & Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 9mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.






Tiffany is an avid cook and photographer who enjoys eating food as much as she does preparing it. She likes to focus on quick, no-fuss meals with lots of big, bold flavors the whole family will love. Putting her own tasty spin on a classic meal or flavor combination is her passion!

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  1. I made this tonight and it was SO good. I added about 3/4 cup of chicken broth at the beginning and cooked it all on high for 4-5 hours. If came out perfect! Beautifully moist potatoes, chicken that falls apart. Served it alongside roasted brussels sprouts, and it was such a nice, hearty dinner. And so easy! Thanks, guys.

  2. Can I double this recipe? Will that increase the cooking time? When you say for chicken breasts, do you mean full breasts or where they come and have some? It looks like in the picture. Thank you so much!

  3. I changed this recipe by substituting 2 minced cloves of garlic instead of garlic powder, one 14oz can of tomato sauce to the pan for scrapings of chicken and potatoes and garlic. I also added some onions, carrots, mushrooms to the skillet to brown, a half cup of red wine to deglaze and a tablespoon of sugar. I cooked it all on the stovetop for 2 hours until the carrots and potatoes were done. It was delicious.

    1. that is not “changing” the recipe. that is inventing your own. you didn’t even use the crock pot. so you’re giving yourself 4 stars. which is needless to do on someone else’s recipe.

          1. Anne-Marie, I wouldn’t leave it on low for nine hours. My experience with chicken breasts in a slow cooker is they get over done and tough when you cook them too long.

  4. I have frozen chicken breasts in the freezer and I’d like to make this tomorrow. Can I use frozen chicken breasts and if so would you adjust the cooking time?

  5. I live on my own but also work so I love using my slow cooker!
    This recipe was delicious!! And I had enough to freeze a meal for another day
    and some to take for lunch next day!

  6. Really good! I added the chicken broth as suggested in other comments. I didn’t have Italian Spices either, but had half a bottle of Italian dressing leftover from summer and used that-worked fine.

  7. This Recipe was an astounding success for the first thing I used my crockpot for! Love it! Do you have recommendations on cook time on HIGH? Just in case I get strapped for time. ?

  8. I probably should have cooked the dish in a skillet a little bit beforehand to sear it because this turned out unfortunately very bland and mushy. Maybe if you double up on the seasoning it’s good or adding other seasoning in addition to.

  9. How do you think this would freeze before being cooked? Like prepping it, freezing, defrosting and then throwing it in the slow cooker? Im looking for freezer recipes to prep before i give birth!

  10. Can you add carrots and green beans? I’ve got one child who won’t do potatoes. Should I add more of the seasonings?

  11. Why not mix it all in the slow cooker? I don’t understand why you would necessarily want to mix it all in a separate bowl.

  12. I had a question, and it may seem stupid but you didn’t say add any water to the Crock-Pot, is that intentional?? Do you not add water??? I love using my pot but I’ve never used it without any type of liquid base, so can you please explain to me? I plan on trying this tomorrow for my kids!

  13. I’m making this for supper tonight. It looks yummy. I omitted the potatoes because I can’t have them. I added the chicken stock someone else had in their comments and decided to add diced tomatoes with green chilies. Everything else the same I can’t wait til it’s done it looks good.

  14. This recipe is so simple and delicious! This is my second time making it over the past 3 weeks. The first time I followed the recipe exactly and it was excellent. This time, I added a sweet potato and a little onion. It’s great exactly as the recipe shows and is also a fun one to play around with a bit!

  15. its in the pot now….anxious to feed the fam tonight! I did the growing first in cast iron skillet. I am giving it a 5 star cause I can get the taxes done without interruption and the combo of spices and pre growing smells and looks delicious!

    1. You can find an Italian seasoning blend down the seasoning isle. McCormick does make a great one or you can add your Italian seasonings together to make your own at home. Hope you enjoy your potatoes!

  16. I put the chicken with the potatoes and added half a cup of chicken broth along with other seasonings. I used two packets of Italian seasoning as well. Cooked on high. Mine was done in about 2.5 hrs.

  17. This recipe is very bland and the vegetables did not cook right. I ended up throwing it all out. If I could give it no stars, I would.

  18. Can I use broth from a can of chicken noodle soup? Is it imperative to mix everything in a bowl or can I do it in crock pot?

    1. Thank you so much! I am glad you have found some recipes that you love! It actually turns out great, but if you would like to double the ingredients that is great too! Enjoy! Let me know how you like it!

  19. Found this site a little late …. searching for slow cooker chicken recipes. I froze a package of chicken breasts (maybe 6-8) and want to put them in the crock pot so my son and daughter-in-law have dinner ready when they get home from vacation this week. I will only put in chicken – they won’t want the potatoes. The spices sound good but I think I will add the chicken broth that others recommend. Do you have any updates to this recipe that are different from when you first posted it?

  20. Tried this and it was super good! I added 1/2 cup of chicken broth like others suggested and my chicken turned out nice and juicy!

  21. I made this tonight as written and it was amazing! The house smelled so good all day and even the next day!! Hubby walked into the house after being out of town and smiled and said it’s good to be home! Thanks for sharing this one it will become a fav. in our house.
    P.S. it’s even as good warmed up!!

  22. 4 stars
    I liked the flavor. But I don’t know how anyone got this done in the time suggested on low. Started it just before 2 and by 7:30 the chicken was done but the potatoes were still raw. I like it enough to make again, but next time will set my crock pot on high. I gave it four stars for the flavor. The time goof was my fault. I’ve been cooking long enough to know better than to expect it would be done.

  23. Have you done this in the instant pot. I love this recipe and it’s a constant at our home but I am strapped for time today!

  24. I liked the simplicity of the recipe. I did not use chicken broth like everyone was suggesting. It is very good, but i agree it may need to be cooked on high because of the potatoes. Has anyone cooked this on high?

  25. 5 stars
    I used very large chicken breasts, added a half a cup of chicken broth, and then cooked them with the potatoes for four hours, the chicken came out perfectly. It was moist and falling apart. The potatoes were perfect as well. My husband and I spilt a chicken breast because they were so big. I plan to use the left overs for chicken salad. This is a great recipe, but you do need to add chicken broth. This is definitely a keeper.

  26. 5 stars
    Yum! I followed the recipe and no need to add chicken broth or a liquid base. Very moist and tender chicken. I slow cooked for 5 hours because the potatoes were not cooked perfectly yet. I Love this Recipe! I will definitely make again.

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