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Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Chicken

Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Chicken

Ever have weeks where you just think I’m so over grocery shopping?!

I have those moments every single time grocery shopping day comes along.  I really hate grocery shopping!  It is just one of those weekly task that I know I always have to do though because apparently my family has to eat!

Well, this past week I decided to make it easy on myself and ‘shop’ in my freezer and pantry!

Our freezer is packed full of garden fresh produce plus we had some meat just waiting to be used, like a split chicken fryer.

I had tomatoes, bell peppers, lots of seasonings, and a chicken fryer!

Did I mention I also didn’t feel like cooking that day?

So what’s a girl to do?

Oh Slow Cooker…how I do love you!

Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Chicken

I decided to slice up some of the tomatoes and peppers then toss in some garlic, olive oil, basil, rosemary, and a little oregano to make a delicious pantry style Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Chicken.

Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Chicken

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Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Chicken

Yield: 6


  • 2 1/2 Lb (Approx) Split Chicken Fryer
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Cup Halved Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Clove Crushed Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Basil
  • 1 Tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1 Tsp Dried Rosemary
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • Salt/Pepper to Taste


  1. In a 5 quart slow cooker, pour in the olive oil and evenly coat the bottom of the cooker.
  2. Place the chicken in the slow cooker.
  3. Then, place the veggies on top of the chicken. At this point, you can also place veggies underneath the chicken if it is stacked on top of each other.
  4. Add the garlic and all the seasonings evenly over the top of the chicken.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  6. Add salt/pepper to taste when serving.



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2 Responses to “Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Chicken”

  1. Denisaposted August 12, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Will it be less time if my chicken is whole, and not split?


    • Kristyreplied August 13th, 2015 at 7:33 am

      I’ve always done a split fryer, so I’m not entirely sure, but I think it should be close to the same. If you are home, you may want to check it after 6 hours just to be sure it doesn’t over cook but it should still be close in cook time.

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