Crock Pot Italian-Seasoned Chicken With Potatoes

Italian Seasoned Chicken With Potatoes
Diana Rattray
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 6 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
631 Calories
21g Fat
61g Carbs
48g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 631
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 938mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 33mg 165%
Calcium 164mg 13%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 1836mg 39%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This slow cooker chicken dish takes about 10 minutes to put together. Layer the ingredients, set the slow cooker on low, and forget it for 5 to 7 hours! This is a flavorful meal with chicken, cheese, and potatoes -- add a steamed vegetable or some garden fresh sliced tomatoes, and you have a complete dinner! 

Italian salad dressing and Italian seasonings flavor the chicken and potatoes along with Parmesan cheese. I used a light Italian dressing, and the results were delicious. 

If your chicken breasts are small or you are using thin cutlets or tenders, cut the potatoes smaller and check for doneness at about 5 hours. Chicken breasts are lean and will be dry if overcooked.

See the tips and variations for some simple substitutions and add-in ideas.


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  • 4 to 6 medium red potatoes

  • 1 cup Italian salad dressing

  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 dash crushed red pepper flakes, optional

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into thin wedges, 1-inch cubes, or thick slices (about 1/2- to 1-inch).

  2. Spray the interior of the slow cooker with nonstick butter-flavored or olive oil cooking spray.

  3. Place the diced or sliced potatoes in the bottom of the prepared Crock Pot. ​

  4. In a 2-cup measuring cup or small bowl, combine the Italian salad dressing, chicken broth, garlic powder, basil, oregano, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.

  5. Sprinkle the potatoes with half of the dressing and herb mixture and then half of the Parmesan cheese.

  6. Arrange the chicken over the potato layer. Drizzle with the remaining dressing and her mixture and then sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese.

  7. Cover and cook on LOW for about 5 to 7 hours, or until the chicken is done and the potatoes are tender.

  8. Serve the chicken and potatoes with steamed broccoli, creamed spinach, or your family's favorite side vegetables. Or serve with fresh sliced tomatoes and cucumbers.​

Recipe Variations

  • Any other waxy potato will work great in this recipe.
  • If you like, use grated Romano cheese.
  • Add about 1 cup of sliced onion to the slow cooker along with the potatoes.
  • Add baby carrots or carrot slices to the slow cooker with the potatoes.
  • Replace the basil and oregano with an Italian seasoning blend.
  • Replace the 1 teaspoon of garlic powder with 2 cloves of garlic, pressed or finely minced.