This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission.

Balsamic Chicken Crock pot Recipe looks and sounds incredibly fancy but it is very simple. It’s so tasty and the slow cooker makes this meal a breeze. This meal is great for a weeknight dinner or to meal prep for your lunches for the week.

Close up image of balsamic chicken on pasta.
Want to save this?
Just enter your email and I’ll send it right to you, plus great new recipes weekly!

Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken Recipe:

This Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken recipe is the perfect busy weeknight meal. It has simple ingredients that you probably already have. The combination of the ingredients make this simple recipe so flavorful.

My family are a big fan of balsamic. We can eat it by the spoonful. So slowly cooking my chicken in the crock pot with the balsamic sauce makes it the most flavorful, tender chicken you have ever eaten.

I love that this recipe is so easy to make. You can add in vegetables to make it a complete meal. You can add in potatoes, green beans and carrots. The balsamic vinegar really marinates in the vegetables making them taste amazing.

Close up image of balsamic chicken on pasta.

Let the Crock Pot do all the work!

This Crock pot Chicken recipe is simply amazing. I love being able to just sit back and have the slow cooker do all the work!

Making chicken in the crock pot can get boring, but adding in balsamic vinegar and a can of diced tomatoes will makes this meal come together. The sweet and tangy sauce really helps jazz up boring chicken.

We love making our meals in the crock pot and this meal is no exception. Years ago, I had been looking for recipes for balsamic chicken for a while, but just couldn’t find any that I thought would work for the crock pot.

I finally made my own delicious recipe, and the family loved it. We have been cooking it for years.

Close up image of balsamic chicken in the crock pot.

You need a crock pot for this Balsamic Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe.

There are some really good ones on sale right now. If you work all day, you may want to invest in a programmable crockpot.

Now if you want to save yourself even more time (don’t we all?) then I really recommend these Crockpot liners. They make clean up a breeze.

Instead of scrubbing and washing the pot, you can just toss the liner. It is practically no clean up.

Ingredients needed for balsamic chicken - chicken breast, diced tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, onion, Italian seasoning, garlic and salt and pepper.

Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken ingredients:

How to make Balsamic Chicken Slow Cooker recipe:

  • Grease Crock Pot – It is important to swirl a little bit of olive oil in the bottom of the crockpot.
  • Add Chicken Breast – Place chicken breasts in the bottom of crockpot.
  • Add onion – I usually chop or slice my onion before adding to the crock pot
  • Season the Chicken – Season the chicken with Garlic, Salt and pepper and Italian Seasoning
  • Don’t forget the Tomatoes – Add in the can of tomatoes. You can use crushed tomatoes if you prefer.
  • Add in the Balsamic – Pour Balsamic vinegar over it all
  • Cover and Cook – Cook on low heat for 6 to 8 hours or cook on high for 4 hours. Cooking time will vary.
Close up image of balsamic chicken just being put in the crock pot with all the ingredients.

What to serve with Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken:

There are many sides that you can serve with this easy balsamic chicken recipe. These are some of our favorites.

  • My family enjoys this most served with pasta and green beans to make it a complete meal. Any type would work. Use what you have.
  • I just love the balsamic sauce spooned over the noodles with a little Parmesan cheese. The parmesan cheese makes it extra tasty.
  • Another favorite side is some mashed potatoes and a side of roasted broccoli.
  • If you are watching your carbs, you can always serve this chicken over some zucchini noodles for a healthier option.
Close up image of balsamic chicken on pasta.

You can also make low carb Balsamic Chicken:

Just serve it over spaghetti squash instead of spaghetti and make it extra healthy. You will be amazed at how good this chicken is over the spaghetti squash. When I am eating low carb this is my preferred way of eating this meal.

This is also a very good Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken recipe. It is so healthy and delicious.

Close up image of balsamic chicken on pasta.

Cooker Balsamic Chicken & Vegetables

You can add in carrots, green beans and make it a dinner in one pot. It’s a great way to pack in extra veggies. Also cut up some potatoes to add to your crock pot.

The flavor from the balsamic makes the veggies taste so delicious. They are just packed with amazing flavor.

Variation Ideas:

  • You can use frozen chicken breast. Chicken thighs work great too.
  • Instead of using diced tomatoes, you can use crushed tomatoes. I have even added a can of diced can of green chiles.
  • Sometimes I will also sprinkle fresh parsley over the balsamic chicken. The extra touch of green looks so nice.
  • Place chicken on top of pasta. Make sure you spoon the sauce, onions and the tomatoes over your pasta. All of that delicious sauce is my favorite part.
  • This Balsamic chicken also makes a great sandwich. We like serving it on some hoagies for a quick lunch.
  • Wrap the chicken in a tortilla for an easy lunch idea.
  • This slow cooked chicken is very good and one of our favorite meals. You can add a little chicken broth if you want more broth to put over the pasta.
  • Add in a little more balsamic vinegar and chicken broth so you can pour more over your noodles.
Close up image of balsamic chicken on pasta.

How to freeze and reheat:

  • Place all the ingredients in a one gallon freezer bag and freeze. When ready to cook this meal, run warm water over the bag. 
  • Next, slide out the ingredients and place in the crock pot.
  • Cook according to the directions. This makes a very easy freezer meal idea!
  • We actually made 10 Crock Pot Freezer meals in under an hour! Having meals in the freezer makes our weeks so much less hectic.
  • You know those weeks where you are running from school to endless activities? Those are the days I am so grateful to pull one of these meals out of the freezer.

How to store leftovers.

Once your balsamic chicken has cooled, store in an airtight container. I like to do individual containers so it is easy for my husband to grab as he walks out the door.

Since this last for about 5 days in the refrigerator, this is a great meal to prepare ahead of time. Dish the balsamic chicken over a bed of pasta in a container and you have lunch for the week.

Another way, I like to meal prep this chicken is to shred it so that it is ready to be placed in a lettuce wrap or to top my garden salad. We think it is best leftover as all the balsamic has really marinated into the chicken.

Try these Balsamic Chicken Recipes:

They are all so delicious and have that amazing balsamic vinegar sauce. Yum! You must try these recipes if you love balsamic like we do. It is so good and easy too.

Close up image of cooked balsamic chicken in the crock pot.

Print this Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken Recipe below:

Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken recipe

4.94 from 30 votes
This Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken recipe is easy to make. The balsamic flavor combined with the tomatoes is delicious. Try Balsamic Chicken Crock Pot recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 3
Cuisine American, Italian
Course Dinner
Calories 200


Want to save this?
Just enter your email and I’ll send it right to you, plus great new recipes weekly!


  • Place chicken breasts in the bottom of crockpot.
  • Add in the sliced onion.
  • Season with the garlic salt and pepper.
  • Toss in the can of tomatoes
  • Pour Balsamic vinegar over it all
  • Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • Serve as is or over your favorite type of pasta. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I love serving this over pasta but it tastes great as is too. 
*Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days. 
*I used fresh chicken for this recipe but this recipe works great with frozen chicken as well.  If using frozen chicken, I would increase time by 30 minutes.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 200kcal, Carbohydrates 15g, Protein 26g, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 72mg, Sodium 725mg, Potassium 765mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 10g, Vitamin A 211IU, Vitamin C 15mg, Calcium 79mg, Iron 2mg

Pin This Now to Remember It Later

Pin Recipe

More Crock Pot Chicken Recipes:

Balsamic Chicken crock pot recipe is easy to make. Top on Spaghetti for the best slow cooker balsamic chicken recipe. You will love this slow cooker balsamic chicken breasts recipe that is easy to make too.  #eatingonadime #crockpotrecipes #slowcookerrecipes #chickenrecipes

Try these other recipes

Share this recipe!


About the Author

Hi, I’m Carrie. Welcome to Eating on a Dime!

I’m on a mission to help you cook delicious meals without busting your budget. Together we are going to cook real food… for real families!

4.94 from 30 votes (25 ratings without comment)

Leave A Review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


  1. Diane says:

    5 stars
    Was so easy and delicious!

  2. BARRY HODGES says:

    5 stars
    Two days ago, I did this recipe again. I used four breasts and butterflied them, as well as doubled the other ingredients so there would be lots of sauce over the bed of brown rice. My wife and I love it and are having the leftovers this evening.

  3. Carrie says:

    Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe.

  4. Barry Hodges says:

    5 stars
    This was probably the easiest recipe I’ve ever done, but it taste like I had worked all day on it. I’ve said a few times before that Carrie’s recipes make me look like I know what I’m doing.

  5. Carrie says:

    Thank you Lennelle – I’m so glad your family and you enjoy this recipe!

  6. Lennelle Coleman says:

    4 stars
    This recipe has a ton of flavor. I love the tangy taste of the balsamic vinegar in it. I also love that it’s in the crockpot. I put it over rice or spaghetti squash. My kids ask for seconds when I make this.

  7. Carrie says:

    Yes, this can be made in the instant pot. I would add 1 cup water or chicken broth with the other ingredients and cook it on high pressure for 25-30 minutes with a quick release. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

  8. Marly says:

    Hi! This looks so yummy! Can I do this is an instapot?

  9. Patty says:

    Question. In the video you say to use 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning but in the directions, it says 1/2 tablespoon. Which is correct?

  10. Susan says:

    I’m having the most delicious tomato soup in the world. My friends LOVE it!!! I have never made it in the crock pot though… I should try. My favorite thing to cook in the crockpot is country style ribs with sauerkraut. So easy and delicious. I’m from Minneapolis. I love your recipes.

  11. Roger says:

    5 stars
    I loved this , the balsamic is fantastic

  12. Tracy Oliver says:

    Looks Delicious. I have a family of 6, I would probably have to double this recipe, and hope my crock pot can hold it all. My crock pot is about the size you used. I hope it works. Thanks for sharing this recipe.