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Italian Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe

After my friend gifted me a slow cooker I have been using it pretty regularly! It really helps our busy lifestyle and you can cook so many things. Including this Italian Slow Cooker Chicken recipe! Want other Slow Cooker recipes? I have several on this website from Olive Garden COPYCAT Chicken Pasta to Dump & Go Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup.

Italian chicken recipe

What you will need to make this Italian Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe:

1 full chicken

1 bottle of Italian dressing or dressing packet

2-3 tbs. butter

Salt & Pepper

Optional: Cook in Slow Cooker with cabbage, Squeeze of lemon, garlic minced and dried apricot.

Italian Chicken Ingredients

This is a rather easy way to spice up Chicken. I slice little cuts and pull the thawed chicken skin out. This way you have “pockets” you can use for flavoring. If you are squeamish about touching just use gloves. Then pour some Italian dressing in each “pocket”. I try and make several to really give the whole chicken flavoring. Then takes the butter and rub it on the skin. Lightly Salt & Pepper over the butter to help it stick. This is what it should look like once finished, above. The skin bubbles out which is fine just the dressing ready for oven flavoring.

Bake for about 1 hour at 365. The chicken top will turn a golden brown, check that there is no pink and it is fully cooked through.


  1. Unknown
    January 14, 2014 / 10:28 pm

    Mmmm… this sounds delicious! And I haven't had dinner yet, so it sounds EXTRA good! I'll have to try that sometime – thanks for sharing!

  2. Jackie T
    January 14, 2014 / 10:31 pm

    I have used the pocket idea before with butter and lemon, works really well and keeps it moist. Looks good.

  3. Anonymous
    January 14, 2014 / 11:20 pm

    Simple yet mighty tasty, I'm sure. Thanks for the reminder that we don't always need a bucket load of spices for something to be delish.

  4. Sandra VanHoey
    February 2, 2014 / 9:07 pm

    I just learned something with the pockets here. My sister just told me she had the best chicken her daughter made doing this but hers didn't taste the same. I think you just gave us the secret,,,,pockets