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Slow Cooker Chicken Primavera

This could be my new favorite slow cooker meal. I made Chicken Primavera in the slow cooker today for the first time. I didn’t follow a recipe, I looked in my fridge and pantry and threw together what I had. Part of being frugal is being creative in the kitchen and making do with what you have. My husband and son are always my guinea pigs when I try new recipes and this was a hit with both of them.

Slow Cooker Chicken Primavera Recipe

Serves 4 adults


  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic (I like garlic!)
  • 6 medium white mushrooms sliced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 package of italian dressing seasoning
  • 1 box tri-color rotini or your favorite pasta
  • garnish with parmesan cheese, fresh basil, red pepper flakes


  1. Place bell peppers, onion, garlic, and mushrooms in slow cooker.
  2. Empty the cans of diced tomatoes and tomato sauce into slow cooker.
  3. Place chicken breasts on top of vegetables and tomato sauce.
  4. Evenly sprinkle italian dressing seasoning over the chicken.
  5. Put lid on slow cooker and set to low, cook for 6-8 hours.
  6. Cook Pasta according to directions.


7. Carefully remove chicken breasts from slow cooker and set aside. 20130225-205230.jpg

8. Add tomato paste and cooked pasta to sauce in slow cooker and stir.

9. Serve in pasta bowl and garnish with parmesan cheese, fresh basil, and red pepper flakes.

Enjoy! I will definitely be making this fabulous and frugal slow cooker meal again. Check out my Pinterest board A working woman’s savior the slow cooker! for more slow cooker recipes.

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