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"Italian Stallion" Crock Pot Chicken

Slow Cooker RecipesScott Carlson42 Comments

Have you tried our Salsa Chicken?  This recipe is just as easy but a few ingredients are changed/added to give it an Italian flair, which is why I named it after one of my favorite movie characters, Rocky Balboa (aka THE ITALIAN STALLION!).  You can add some extra pasta sauce, sliced veggies, and/or quinoa pasta noodles to have a deliciously healthy spaghetti dinner ready in minutes!


  • 3-4 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 5 medium tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion (we use Vidalia/Sweet)
  • 3 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey

Dry Ingredients/Spices:


1.  Mix all ingredients (not including the chicken breasts) together in a blender/food processor (must hold at least 5 cups - we use a Vitamix) and blend for about 30 seconds until ingredients are mixed well.

2.  Place blended pasta sauce in sauce pan and simmer on low/medium heat for about 10-15 minutes until sauce takes on a thicker consistency and a dark shade of red.

3.  Mix chicken breasts and pasta sauce in crock pot and cook on low heat for at least 7 hours.

4.  After 7 hours, you will notice the sauce looks very runny, this is normal.  Remove crock pot from heating base, shred chicken with a wooden spoon or spatula and as it cools, the shredded chicken will absorb the juices from the pasta sauce.

Macros (based on a 6 oz serving):

  • Calories: 160
  • Fat: 2g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 36g

He & She Tips: We like to make our own pasta sauce at home so that we can avoid the added sugars and other unwanted ingredients.  You can use the store-bought pasta sauce but try to avoid the brands with a lot of added sugar, preservatives, etc.  Muir Glen is usually a pretty good choice if your store carries it. You can simplify this recipe by adding 3-4 Tbsp of Italian seasoning rather most of the individual spices listed above.

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    - Scott