Slow Cooker Pepperoni Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours in slow cooker
“Chicken, meet pizza. Pizza, meet chicken. Y’all should hang out in the slow cooker for awhile.” Giggle, this is an amazing slow cooker chicken with pizza sauce and pepperoni. You could add other pizza “toppings” into the sauce, if you’d like. Top with cheese with 30 minutes left in the cooking cycle, so it can melt. Then, serve and enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - small boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 - cup(s) pizza sauce
  • 20 - pepperonis
  • 1 - cup(s) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - grated Parmesan cheese**
  • Side: - pasta**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the chicken breasts in the base of the slow cooker and pour the pizza sauce directly over the chicken. Add the pepperonis around and on top of the chicken.
  2. Set on low and cook for 6 hours. With 30 minutes remaining in the cooking cycle, add the shredded mozzarella cheese right onto each piece of chicken and let finish cooking. Use a slotted spoon to remove the chicken and drain the juices from the slow cooker. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese.
  3. Cook the pasta as directed.
  4. Prepare veggies.
  5. Serve Slow Cooker Pepperoni Chicken over pasta rice with veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups pizza sauce
  • 20 pepperonis

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours. Thicken with cornstarch at the end of the cooking cycle as directed.

Special notes

Garnish with your favorite pizza toppings like sliced black olives, chopped bell peppers or sliced mushrooms.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great dairy-free option for this meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free if served with gluten-free pasta.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Pepperoni Chicken

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 6 hours. With 30 minutes remaining in cooking cycle, add the shredded mozzarella cheese over the chicken. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese.
Serve over pasta with veggies.

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