Slow Cooker Chicken Ragu

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This easy slow cooker recipe for Chicken Ragu takes only 10 minutes to prep, then slow cooks all day for a delicious dinner!

This easy slow cooker recipe for Chicken Ragu takes only 10 minutes to prep, then slow cooks all day for a delicious dinner!

Well hello my friends and happy new year! Welcome to the first new recipe of 2017!

Who’s totally psyched for the new year? I know I am! I’ve got some exciting new projects for the new year including a web series, “29 Minute Meals” which premieres TOMORROW on YouTube, but you can watch the trailer right here, right now!

In 2017 I’ll be posting new recipes made in 29 minutes or less, in one pot or in a crock pot on the blog every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, with new episodes of “29 Minute Meals” premiering every Wednesday on my YouTube channel!

In case you weren’t counting, that’s four days of fun every single week in 2017!

This easy slow cooker recipe for Chicken Ragu takes only 10 minutes to prep, then slow cooks all day for a delicious dinner!

Now, let’s get to the first new recipe of 2017, Chicken Ragu!

If you love my Slow Cooker Beef Ragu (the 2nd most popular recipe of all time on the blog!) then you’re definitely going to love this Slow Cooker Chicken Ragu!

This easy slow cooker recipe for Chicken Ragu takes only 10 minutes to prep, then slow cooks all day for a delicious dinner!

We’re all looking for quick, easy and deliciously flavorful recipes, am I right?!

Well this recipe hits that nail on the head! The prep time is just 10 minutes, then the slow cooker does all of the work to make this a deliciously flavorful dinner!

This easy slow cooker recipe for Chicken Ragu takes only 10 minutes to prep, then slow cooks all day for a delicious dinner!

Slow Cooker Chicken Ragu Ingredients

  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary (chopped)
  • 2 lbs chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes

Serve with:

Slow Cooker Chicken Ragu Instructions

Add the onion, garlic cloves and fresh rosemary to the bottom of a slow cooker.

This easy slow cooker recipe for Chicken Ragu takes only 10 minutes to prep, then slow cooks all day for a delicious dinner!

Season the chicken with the salt and pepper, then add to the slow cooker.

This easy slow cooker recipe for Chicken Ragu takes only 10 minutes to prep, then slow cooks all day for a delicious dinner!

In a medium bowl, combine the chicken broth, red wine and tomato paste.

Pour the mixture over the chicken.

Add the can of diced tomatoes to the slow cooker.

This easy slow cooker recipe for Chicken Ragu takes only 10 minutes to prep, then slow cooks all day for a delicious dinner!

Cook on low for 8-9 hours, or on high for 4-5 hours.

Reach a fork into the crock pot and the chicken will pull right apart.

I highly recommend serving the chicken ragu over creamy polenta (to make a gluten free meal!) or papparadelle pasta.

Use a ladle to pour the chicken ragu and tomato sauce from the slow cooker over the polenta or pasta.

This easy slow cooker recipe for Chicken Ragu takes only 10 minutes to prep, then slow cooks all day for a delicious dinner!

Top with fresh grated parmesan or mozzarella cheese (or both if you’re like me and LOVE cheese!)

This easy slow cooker recipe for Chicken Ragu takes only 10 minutes to prep, then slow cooks all day for a delicious dinner!

This recipe easily serves 4-6 people, but also makes great leftovers if you’re only cooking for 2 people, like me!

This easy slow cooker recipe for Chicken Ragu takes only 10 minutes to prep, then slow cooks all day for a delicious dinner!

This easy slow cooker recipe for Chicken Ragu takes only 10 minutes to prep, then slow cooks all day for a delicious dinner!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Ragu

This easy slow cooker recipe for Chicken Ragu takes only 10 minutes to prep, then slow cooks all day for a delicious dinner!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 231 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 onion sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes

Serve with:

  • 12 ounces pappardelle pasta or polenta
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated – optional topping
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese grated – optional topping

Instructions

  1. Add the onion, garlic cloves and fresh rosemary to the bottom of a slow cooker.
  2. Season the chicken with the salt and pepper, then add to the slow cooker.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken broth, red wine and tomato paste.
  4. Pour the mixture over the chicken.
  5. Add the can of diced tomatoes to the slow cooker.
  6. Cook on low for 8-9 hours, or on high for 4-5 hours.
  7. Reach a fork into the crock pot and the chicken will pull right apart.
  8. I highly recommend serving the chicken ragu over creamy polenta or papparadelle pasta.
  9. Use a ladle to pour the chicken ragu and tomato sauce from the slow cooker over the polenta or pasta.
  10. Top with fresh grated parmesan or mozzarella cheese if you would like.

Recipe Notes

The nutrition information provided is only for the chicken ragu and does not include sides or toppings, such as pasta or cheese.