Rustic Chicken

For Joelen’s October Tasty Tool event, she’s highlighting crockpots/slow cookers. I try to use my crockpot once or twice a month so I already have a few recipes in this blog with the Crockpot tag. However, for Joelen’s event I wanted to try something new.

I knew I wanted to make something with chicken and I wanted to use artichokes. I found this recipe on It takes all of 2 minutes to throw everything in the crockpot and then you just sit back and wait, enjoying the smell of a home cooked meal that you don’t have to work hard for. Enjoy!!

Rustic Chicken

1 to 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast tenders, or boneless chicken breasts cut in 1 inch strips

1 tablespoon real bacon bits (I omitted these)

1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained

1 15 ounce can artichoke hearts, quartered

8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 packet dry chicken gravy mix

1/4 cup red wine

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
** I added about 6 large stuffed Green Olives as well.

Combine all ingredients in a crockpot; stir to combine. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours. Serve over pasta or rice.


  1. That sounds interesting, this is the time of year I use the crock more & more. So how did you like it? And would you make it again? Thanks

  2. Yeah, actually I really liked the combination of the olives and artichokes. The juice from the tomatoes as well as the red wine really seem to get into the chicken. I would definitely make this again. I've seen recipes for something similar to this make on the stove and simmered for 20/30 minutes, but I tend to look for opportunities to use the crock-pot. It just makes it a bit easier.

  3. Hi there, found your blog through google. I was looking up brats and sauerkraut. :)
    This recipe looks good. Not sure if hubby will like the artichoke hearts, maybe I'll leave that out.

  4. I just posted this - it was delicious!

  5. So glad you liked it. Your pics for this, look great by the way.