Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken with Tomatoes and Basil

A simple, flavorful, and fresh chicken dinner recipe from your crockpot. Serve with pasta, rice, or even cauliflower rice or zoodles for a low carb, paleo, and Whole 30-friendly option.
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword crockpot, gluten free, low carb, paleo, slow cooker, slow cooker chicken recipes, summer recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 269
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed or finely minced
  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes left whole
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves cut into chiffonade (fine ribbons)
  • Homemade or store-bought balsamic reduction if desired.


  • Coat the bottom of your slow cooker with oil. Add the chicken, salt, pepper, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and tomatoes.
  • Cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until chicken is cooked through and falls apart easily.
  • Gently shred the chicken with two forks, add the basil, and toss together to gently combine the chicken, tomatoes, juices and basil.
  • Serve over pasta, polenta, or rice, or alongside roasted vegetables and drizzle with balsamic reduction, if desired.



Serving: 6oz | Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 381mg | Potassium: 751mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.2mg