Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
6 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs and about 1/3 cup sauce)

Brown flavorful chicken thighs, then simmer in a slow cooker with garlic, diced tomatoes, and white wine for an Italian-inspired chicken dinner.


How to Make It

Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Place chicken in an electric slow cooker. Add garlic to pan, and sauté 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add wine, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; cook 30 seconds. Place wine mixture in cooker. Add tomato paste, crushed red pepper, and tomatoes to cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 4 hours. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper, olives, and parsley.

Chef's Notes

Add capers along with the olives, parsley, and seasoning for a more briny flavor, if you like. The parsley goes in last to keep its flavor and color intense.

Ratings & Reviews

Actual calorie count is double!

June 17, 2016
This is a good recipe but, although it indicates two thighs = one serving, the calories are calculated for only one.  Actual calories = 440.

Slow Cooker Keeper!

December 14, 2015
This recipe was wonderful, my family enjoyed it very much. So many slow cooker recipes require additional cooking in a pan to produce a nice sauce, but not this one. After putting the thighs on a platter, I used a slotted spoon to put the tomatoes and olives in a serving bowl. We all ladled the tomatoes over our chicken and mashed potatoes. 

Shushka's Review

January 29, 2015

Glenys's Review

December 15, 2014
So delicious and easy! The chicken was juicy and so soft it could be cut with a fork. Recommend putting over chopped potatoes sauted with jalepeno peppers and Sazon seasoning for an added kick.

ckfisch's Review

November 09, 2014
Easy and excellent, with rich flavor! Highly recommended. Per other reviewers, I halved the red pepper and doubled the olives. I used boneless thighs and cooked it on low for 6 hours. Perfection! I would definitely serve this at a dinner party or a Sunday meal.

AliciaVS's Review

September 22, 2014
I made this for a potluck. Delicious! I added the tomato paste in the pan with the wine instead of directly on the crockpot and I added capers. I set to crockpot on low instead of high, and cooked for 6 hours. The sauce was so rich and lovely. I will definitely make this again.

SarahEld's Review

May 23, 2014

julieelrod's Review

April 06, 2014

kents1girl's Review

April 02, 2014
I just put this into the crock pot - not difficult to put together. Smells amazing!!! Will serve with french bread, steamed zucchini and a salad. I am going to add artichokes with the olives and probably put it over pasta. I bought the olives from the olive bar at the grocery so not as pricey. I like the notes from others and have reduced the red pepper as my grandchildren are eating with us tonight and don't care for the spicy aspect. Will update my post after dinner :)

Roger95207's Review

January 31, 2014
Totally tasty and fun to make!!! Went crazy and sauteed white and red onions with mushrooms in coconut oil, garlic powder, black pepper, chili powder, and white wine (lots). I like it spicy but honey does not so no crushed red peppers. Added capers and black olives with some yellow and zucchini squash that weren't going to last much longer in fridge. Those went in for the last hour only. I will probably freeze some for down the road when that busy day comes around. Also got liberal with the white wine and let it cook. Plenty of sauce. ;) Also skipped salt.