Hunk of Meat Monday: Crock Pot Italian Chicken - Beyer Beware

Hunk of Meat Monday: Crock Pot Italian Chicken

School is back in full swing and I am back having my love affair with my crock pot. The Italian chicken was easy to make and a hit with the kids.

Crock Pot Italian Shredded ChickenAnd this time, I have a new favorite that can easily be used in “other” dishes to freeze or to eat later in the week. Especially since the husband still consider chicken to be a vegetarian meal. Start of course with the basics…

I use a combination of chicken breast and thighs for anything I do that is “slow roasted.” I think white meat is so dry. Place a pound of breasts and thighs in the bottom of the crock pot.

chicken breasts and things in crock potThen the remaining ingredients are two items you can buy at Aldi’s. A jar of pepper rings and two envelopes of Italian seasoning mix.

Jar of Pepper RingsItalian Salad Dressing and Spice MixDump the pepper rings, juice and all on top of the chicken followed by the Italian mix. Pour both envelopes on and around the chicken.

Chicken with pepper rings and Italian seasoningThen let it cook on low for 8+ hours or high for at least 4 hours. When you remove the lid there will seem like a lot of liquid/broth, especially if you put frozen chicken in the crock pot. This isn’t a bad thing.

Cooked pieces of Italian Chicken in the crock potIf you used chicken with bones still or skin, remove bones and skin now. Then shred the chicken at put on low till you are ready to eat. If there was not a lot of liquid, add a little chicken broth or water.

Crock Pot Italian Shredded Chicken

Serve on buns or or by itself. It would be great on a bed of romaine with feta cheese, peppers and olives too. Or even on top of Italian nachos. The list goes on and on for how I am going to use this chicken.

Crock Pot Italian Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Crock Pot Italian Chicken

A simple chicken recipe with three ingredients and let's the crock pot do all the hard work.


  • 2 lbs of chicken breast, thighs, or combination
  • 1, 12 oz jar of pepper rings
  • 2, .7 ounce envelopes of Italian Salad Dressing and Spice Mix


  1. Put chicken in the bottom of a crock pot. Pour pepper rings with juice over chicken. Sprinkle Italian mix over chicken. Cook on low for 8+ hours or on high for 4+ hours.
  2. After chicken has cooked, remove any bones or skin and shred. Keep on low till ready to eat. Add chicken broth or water if chicken seems to be drying out.
  3. Serve on buns.
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What do you guys have cooking this week? Happy Labor Day!!

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  1. Thank you for hosting, Leah!

  2. Hi Leah,
    Hope you are having a great holiday and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  3. I never thought to add sandwich peppers to the chicken and that sounds so amazing. Can’t wait to ttry it

  4. Hmmm…that looks really good!

  5. Yum that looks good! Can’t wait to see what else you cook up. I am a follower of your blog on Facebook and would love if you could hop over to my new blog ( and share the blog love. Have a great weekend!

  6. I love easy chicken recipes in the crock pot AND I love Aldi! Thanks! We’re going to try this. :)

  7. Love that you shop aldi! Best way to save money!!

  8. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get three e-mails with the same comment.
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