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Slow Cooker Chicken Vesuvio in a bowl

Slow Cooker Chicken Vesuvio

This Slow Cooker Chicken Vesuvio gets loads of flavor from cooking all day! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 894kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 chicken thighs on the bone skin on
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes cubed
  • 1 onion diced
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon butter optional, but oh so good
  • parsley for serving


  • Heat the olive oil in a deep sided skillet over medium high heat. Generously season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Brown the chicken thighs for about 5 minutes on each side until a nice golden brown. You'll know when they are ready to turn when they give away from the pan. You may need to do this in batches.
  • While they are browning, add the potatoes , oregano and thyme to the slow cooker - sprinkle again with some salt and pepper. Top with the chicken as it finishes browning.
  • When all of the chicken is browned, add the white wine to the skillet and scrape to get all the brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Add the chicken broth, the garlic and the onion and cook for a couple of minutes, continuing the scrape the bottom of the pan. Remove from heat and pour this mixture over the chicken and potatoes in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours. About an hour before serving, add the frozen green peas.
  • Right before serving, stir in the butter to add a little richness. Serve with fresh parsley sprinkled on top.


Peas are optional, but turn it into a one pan meal.  Can also use artichoke hearts. 
Bone in thighs are best, but you can use boneless, skinless. 


Calories: 894kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 290mg | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 1495mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 605IU | Vitamin C: 39.4mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 8.8mg