Crock Pot Artichoke Chicken Recipe

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking, Day 12)

I think this crock pot artichoke chicken is the best thing I’ve made in the slow cooker so far.

It turned out so tender and flavorful.

But, I’m partial to the ingredients: artichoke hearts, tomatoes, and Kalamata olives.

I cooked it in my Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System, which Mom surprised me with last Christmas. (I’m very lucky to have such a generous mom.)

Crock Pot Artichoke Chicken

Crock Pot Artichoke Chicken

The original crock pot artichoke chicken recipe called for boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I have trouble with breasts drying out in the slow cooker, unless I’m very, very careful. Which often I’m not.

We much prefer boneless, skinless thighs in the slow cooker. They stay moist and tender with less babysitting. And have more flavor.

But, it’s totally your call. (I’ve included the nutritional estimates for both.)

Three generations of eaters loved this dish. We four adults all gave it an enthusiastic thumbs up. Even the 2-1/2 year old grand baby gobbled up  the chicken without the sauce.

These are Weight Watchers size servings. It would be easy to eat two servings of this crock pot artichoke chicken because it is so delicious.

And if you skip the olives, I think this works for Simply Filling.

I will definitely be making this again.


5.0 from 3 reviews
Crock Pot Artichoke Chicken Recipe
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Easy, healthy and delicious slow cooker artichoke chicken the whole family loved.
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts (I used thighs) (Each piece of chicken should be about 4 ounces each.)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 can (14 ounces) quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup nonfat chicken broth
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  1. Coat the ceramic insert of your slow cooker with cooking spray. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and place the chicken in the slow cooker.
  2. In a medium size bowl, mix together the tomatoes, artichoke hearts, onion, olives, broth, wine, tapioca, parsley, basil and thyme. Pour mixture over the chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW, 4 to 6 hours or until fork tender. (Mine were fork tender at 4 hours so I switched the ninja to warm for several hours till dinner.)
Martha's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving 1 thigh and ¾ cup artichoke mixture: 195 calories, 6 g fat, 8 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein and *4 PointsPlus

Nutritional Estimates Per Serving 1 breast and ¾ cup artichoke mixture: 165 calories, 3 g fat, 8 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein and *4 PointsPlus


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Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Beer and Herbes de Provence

*PointsPlus® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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  1. says

    This sounds awesome. I’d love it if you linked this to What’d You Do This Weekend. Goes live at midnight.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

  2. Christine Catone says


    we are doing WW at work and one of my co workers found your site…. I am in love! And my husband is in love with this recipe! (me too) I used bone in thighs because it was snowing too hard to drive the 1/2 hour to the big store with the boneless! but i did remove the skin. When I served I topped with a sprinkle of Fat Free Feta Cheese! YUM!!!

    Off to plan tomorrows dinner!

    Thanks Christine

    • says

      Hi Sarah,

      Tapioca is a great thickener for slow cookers because it doesn’t breakdown during long cooking. You may want to invest in a box if you do a lot of slow cooking. If you leave it out the recipes will be thinner. An alternative would be to stir in a slurry of 2 to 3 tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with a little water at the end, turn up the cooker to HIGH and let it cook a few minutes, which should work to thicken. Hope this helps.

  3. Renee says

    What a wonderful , healthy , and easy crockpot dish!!! I served it white rice but for a healthier dish, brown rice would be good!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    • says

      Glad you enjoyed it Renee. It’s definitely one of my favorites from all the things I’ve made in the crock pot so far. Yes, brown rice would be a great healthy dish to serve with it.

  4. Cyndi says

    I just had this for dinner tonight and LOVED it!! Thanks for the recipe, I will definitely make this again and again!

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