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Slow Cooker Spanish Chicken

This easy slow cooker Spanish chicken is a simple and delicious one pot dinner or chicken entree that you can prepare in a matter of minutes. Chicken and olives are slow cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce with Spanish flavors.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree
Cuisine: American, Spanish
Keyword: chicken thighs, crockpot, easy, olives, slow cooker
Servings: 4
Calories: 366kcal
Author: Tonje



  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 bell peppers
  • 1 (15 oz) can canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup olives
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Remove the seeds from the bell peppers, and dice them. Peel and dice the onion, and peel and grate the garlic cloves.
  • Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker, and stir to combine them evenly.
  • Cover the Crockpot with a lid, and slow cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours, or on LOW for 6-8 hours.



  • Make sure that the chicken is cooked through by using a meat thermometer. The internal temperature of the meat should be 165 F / 74 C or higher.
  • Refrigerate leftovers for up to 2 days, or freeze for up to 6 months. Reheat in a microwave, slow cooker or on the stove.
  • Use a 3 quart or 6 quart slow cooker to achieve the best results.
  • Feel free to add extra ingredients, like additional seasoning, chorizo, bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, kale, shallots, capers or other vegetables.


Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 910mg | Potassium: 859mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3091IU | Vitamin C: 119mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3mg