Seasoned Chicken, Potatoes and Green beans


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This one-pot Slow Cooker Seasoned Chicken, Potatoes and Green beans has a homemade dressing/marinade and will be your new favorite healthy dinner.

If you love this one-pot meal you need to see my Garlic Butter Chicken and Veggies, that recipe has the same easy one pot meal concept as this recipe. Or if you need just a recipe for chicken breasts, try my easy chicken breast recipe.

close up photo of chicken, potatoes and green beans in slow cooker

I’ve seen oven versions of this recipe, but most include an Italian dressing seasoning packet.

Instead of using a seasoning packet to flavor the sauce in this dish, I make a simple mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and dried seasonings.

ingredients for chicken and vegetable slow cooker meal on wooden table

How to make a one pot chicken dinner:

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts – Can use chicken thighs or tenders.
  • Fresh green beans – Frozen works well too.
  • Red Potatoes – Cut into quarters or about 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Homemade Italian dressing – Super quick to make, see my recipe below.
homemade Italian dressing in white bowl

For the homemade dressing:

  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Minced garlic

Can I use lemon juice out of a squeeze bottle?

  • No. This recipe isn’t the time or place to use squeeze bottle lemon juice; the recipe will taste off if you use it.
  • Lemons are cheap, be sure to grab them at the store.
green beans, chicken breasts, red potatoes in slow cooker

Can I use a different vegetable than green beans?

Yes! If you aren’t a green bean fan, then try one of these substitutes.

  • Broccoli 
  • Asparagus
  • Canned or fresh corn
  • Baby carrots or sliced carrots
  • Extra potatoes
chicken, potatoes, green beans in slow cooker with dressing on top.

Can I use the Italian dressing mix instead of making the homemade dressing?

  • Yes! You can forgo all the dressing ingredients and drizzle a half cup of butter over the seasoned chicken, potatoes and green beans then sprinkle an Italian dressing mix over.
  • Follow the same cooking directions below.
  • You can find the Italian dressing mix on the salad dressing aisle next to the ranch dressing packets.
cooked chicken potatoes and green beans in slow cooker

More complete meal slow cooker recipes:

plated chicken potatoes and green beans

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chicken, potatoes, green beans in slow cooker with dressing on top.

Slow Cooker Seasoned Chicken, Potatoes and Green Beans

4.17 from 91 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4
A healthy one pot slow cooker recipe. A homemade marinade pour over chicken, red potatoes and fresh green beans.

Ingredients 
 

  • 2 lbs. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed (about 2.5 cups)
  • 1 1/4 lb. diced red potatoes, about 4 cups

Homemade dressing ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup FRESH lemon juice (NOT BOTTLED), (1 large or 2 small lemons)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Instructions 

  • Start by placing the chicken the middle of the slow cooker. Next, add the green beans on one side. Then for the potatoes, you will need to mound them high off to the other side.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic cloves.
  • Pour this mixture evenly over the chicken, green beans and potatoes.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 7 hours, without opening the lid during the cooking time.
  • Note- Do NOT use lemon juice out of squeeze bottle, the recipe will not turn out correct.

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Notes

Can I use Italian dressing dry mix?
  • Yes! You can forgo all the dressing ingredients and drizzle a half cup of butter over the seasoned chicken, potatoes and green beans then sprinkle an Italian dressing mix over.
  • Follow the same cooking directions below.
  • You can find the Italian dressing mix on the salad dressing aisle next to the ranch dressing packets.
Can I use a different vegetable?
Yes! If you aren’t a green bean fan, then try one of these substitutes:
  • Broccoli 
  • Asparagus
  • Canned or fresh corn
  • Baby carrots or sliced carrots
  • Extra potatoes
Why can’t I use bottled lemon juice?
  • Bottled lemon juice in recipes can taste bitter.
  • This recipe has been tested with fresh lemon juice. Many reviews who have used bottled instead have not liked the meal for the flavor of the bottled lemon juice isn’t right for this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 771mg | Potassium: 1640mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 30.2mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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667 Comments

  1. Wanda says:

    5 stars
    I want to make a larger quantity, what size crockpot should I use?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      You can easily double this recipe with a 6 quart slow cooker.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Would small chicken tenderloins work

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Yes! They work great.

  3. Elizabeth Simmons says:

    Can I cook for longer, 4 hrs for a crockpot kind of defeats the purpose, can’t really set it in the morning and have it done at the end of the day. Since it says it cooks on a lower temp when you do longer, won’t it still work?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Hi! Not all things can be cooked all day. I think this would be done at 6-7 hours on low. Any longer and it may be overdone.

    2. Anonymous says:

      I’ve done this. My crock pot took 5 hours

  4. Natasha says:

    Can this recipe be made with something other than Italian seasoning? I’ve tried both crockpot and oven versions of this. It’s good but not one off my go to!

  5. Bonnie Dietrich says:

    What to do if you don’t have olive oil on in your home

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      You can use vegetable or canola oil.

  6. Barbara says:

    I can’t wait to try this. Quick question, if I split the chicken breasts, should I cut the time in half for cooking? Thank you

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      No, the potatoes take the longest. You’ll have to cook for the same amount of time.

  7. Kathy says:

    How much is considered a serving?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Hi! I do not figure that out for you, I apologize. It’s 1/4 of the recipe.

  8. Christine says:

    Are you supposed to make the Italian dressing per the package instructions? Or just use the dry seasoning?

    1. michelle says:

      i also wondered this…but it looks like you just use 1/2c melted butter instead of oil and lemon juice. idk. maybe someone else has tried it… i like italian dressing and often marinade in one prepared.. so id think you could do it either way…just be sure your people like vinegar.

  9. V. says:

    Hi, can I use an instapot? If so, how long on pressure cooker?

  10. Bianca says:

    Can I use frozen chicken thighs? How would that change the cook time?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Hi, I don’t give advice on frozen meats. Studies show that it isn’t safe. Thawed ones would work great in this recipe.

      1. Abby says:

        Which studies? Please cite your sources. I’m genuinely interested to know if it’s really unsafe. I’ve bought bags of frozen boneless skinless chicken breast for years and used them in many recipes and never had a problem. I will probably be trying this recipe with them. However I don’t want my family’s food to be unsafe and would like to read the studies you’re referring to. Thank you.

      2. Cassie says:

        Sarah — Thanks so much for the reference to the USDA page regarding using frozen food in a crockpot! It was very informative.