Dinner doesn’t need to be complicated to taste good. All you need is 3 ingredients!


– 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
– 1 cup Italian dressing
– 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
Pro Tip: Optionally add onions if desired.
1. Begin by placing the chicken breasts at the bottom of your slow cooker.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the Italian dressing and brown sugar until well blended.
3. Pour the mixture over the chicken in the slow cooker, making sure each piece is fully coated.
4. Cover with the lid and set your slow cooker to low. Cook for 5 to 6 hours, or if you’re in a bit of a hurry, on high for 3 to 4 hours.
5. Once the chicken is cooked through (reaching an internal temperature of 165°F), transfer to a serving dish.
6. Optionally, you can thicken the remaining sauce in a saucepan over medium heat and simmer until it reaches your desired consistency.
7. Drizzle the sauce over the chicken before serving for an extra layer of flavor.
Variations & Tips
– For a zestier twist, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or a splash of balsamic vinegar to the Italian dressing and brown sugar mixture.
– If you enjoy a little heat, feel free to sprinkle in some red pepper flakes.
– Though skinless chicken breasts are recommended for a leaner option, this recipe can also be made with skin-on chicken thighs for added juiciness.
– Since slow cookers can vary in heat intensity, adjust the cooking time accordingly. Always ensure the chicken is fully cooked before serving.
– Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container. They make for a delightful addition to salads, sandwiches, or even a quick chicken shred for tacos.

This dish is a testament to the fact that delicious, home-cooked meals don’t need to be complicated or time-consuming. With the slow cooker doing the heavy lifting, you’ll have more time to enjoy the evening, perhaps even with a glass of your favorite Italian wine. Enjoy!

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