The Chirping Moms: An Easy Summer Crock Pot Recipe

August 6, 2013

An Easy Summer Crock Pot Recipe

Even though it's mid summer & we don't have air conditioning, I can't seem to put my crock pot away. It's the easiest way for me to get dinner made with my 2 wild little girls, so I have been trying to make some summer meals without always heading outside to grill. Crock pot pulled pork is an easy favorite. Now I have an easy crock pot chicken recipe, using some of the delicious vegetables growing in the garden. I serve it over whole wheat bow tie pasta, but it can be served over any pasta or rice. 

Summer Crock Pot Chicken
2 cans italian style diced tomatoes 
2 garlic cloves, chopped
Whole onion, quartered
1 zucchini
1 yellow summer squash
package of sliced mushrooms
chopped fresh tomatoes
Salt & pepper to taste
1 cup of water
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 box of bow tie pasta (farfalle)

Place all ingredients into the crock pot except for the pasta. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours. When you are ready for dinner, cook pasta according to box. Drain & toss with olive oil. While the pasta is cooking, take chicken out of the crock pot & dice or shred. Put chicken over the pasta, then vegetables & last some of the broth/sauce in the crock pot. Note: The vegetables get very soft. If you can, add them in half way through cooking the chicken instead of adding everything at once. I am all about saving time - so I always through everything in together. Enjoy!


  1. Gosh, this looks incredible (and easy!)Im going to pin it to make later for my bunch!

  2. This looks so easy -- will definitely have to make it over the weekend. It'll probably work with frozen chicken breasts? Also, should it be boneless or with bone in?

  3. This looks like a weeknight winner! Can't wait to try!


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