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Slow Cooker Italian Pepperoncini Chicken

Slow Cooker Italian Pepperoncini Chicken supper takes just a couple minutes to throw together into the crock-pot for a healthy, delicious dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 273 kcal


  • 2 to 2-1/2 lbs bone-in skinless chicken thighs
  • kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • ½ tsp dried Italian herb seasoning mix or just dried oregano
  • pinch crushed red pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced pepperoncini peppers
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with the juice
  • 1 oz reserved pickling juice from the pepperoncini jar
  • garnish: fresh chopped parsley and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


  • Put the chicken in a single layer in the crockpot. Season well with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle over the Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper. Layer in the garlic, onion, peppers, and tomatoes (with the juice!).
  • Lastly, add in the reserved pickling juice from the pepperoncini.
  • Set pot to low and let her go 8-10 hours. 
  • Use 2 forks to break up the chicken into chunks. Discard the bones and cartilage.
  • Use a slotted spoon to serve over rice, topped with a sprinkling of parsley and cheese. Yields: 4 servings.


I recommend serving this healthy dinner over brown rice. For the easiest brown rice directions EVER, see mine here.
Note that the calorie count is an estimation and is only for the ingredients listed.


Calories: 273kcal (14%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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