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Ryan’s Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken

I had a great family friend text me the other day. I looked at my phone and seen that they sent me a picture of the dinner that they were getting ready to enjoy. It was a chicken version of Italian Beef! I text back and told them that I wanted the recipe and I asked if I could change a couple of things and he said “Sure!” I changed a couple of things and Josh and I enjoyed it last night for dinner….It was fantastic! The Italian Dressing Mix that I used in this recipe is also located in the SPICES, RUBS, AND MARINADES category. Thank you so much Ryan for the recipe and I am definitely keeping this recipe for “get-togethers” too!

Makes: 6 servings

Here’s what you’ll need:

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3 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken breasts

1 (16 oz.) jar pepper rings (pepperoncini’s)

1 Tbsp Cori’s Zesty Italian Dressing Mix (or a packet of Italian dressing mix)

1 cup water

pinch of salt and pepper to taste (optional)


Like I always say, spray your slow cooker with non-stick spray or line your slow cooker with liners. As you can see, I use liners (makes for much easier clean up). Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker and turn the slow cooker on LOW.

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Pour entire 16 ounce jar of mild pepper rings over chicken breasts….

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Sprinkle Zesty Italian Dressing Mix evenly over breasts….

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Add water….

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Cover and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours…depends on your slow cooker (mine cooks fairly quickly)….

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After it has cooked for the desired amount of time, (8 hours for mine), shred the chicken with 2 forks….

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Meanwhile, we had 2 friendly doggies sniffing and watching me shred chicken for dinner…the brown dog is ours (out for his daily run with his friend)….

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Place shredded chicken back into slow cooker and stir to incorporate the juices and seasonings… recover and let cook for another 20-30 minutes….

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Serve just like Italian Beef, on a hoagie roll and top with some shredded cheese!

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