This slow cooker recipe is one for the books! The chicken thighs simmer all day in a stew of mild picante sauce, sweet raisins and briney black olives. As a result, you wind up with a savory, delicious and totally satisfying meal. This is the perfect rainy day meal. And best of all, it’s gluten free and Whole30 compliant. This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosures.
So I created this Whole30 slow cooker chicken recipe from thin air based on a few ingredients I already had in my house:
- I had a package of chicken thighs. Check.
- I had a can of black olives. Check.
- I had raisins. Check.
- I had a big jar of Pace picante sauce in my pantry. Check.
Here’s what I did.
I threw all these ingredients into my slow cooker, went out to lunch with my friend (it was her birthday) and came home to a house that absolutely smelled incredible.
But did this Whole30 slow cooker chicken thigh recipe taste good? Oh yes it did! It tasted really good.
The chicken was soft to the touch, the sauce was a little bit spicy and a whole lotta savory, the olives added beauty and texture, and the raisins added a little sweetness, which nicely cut the spice from the picante sauce.
I ate my dinner so fast last night because it was so yummy. It was as if I hadn’t eaten in years. My kids LOVED it too – they are already asking me when I will make it again.
Seriously, this recipe is so good. Hands down, one of my favorite Whole30 recipe concoctions and one I plan to add to our regular dinner rotation.
Whole30 Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
Slow Cooker Picante Chicken Thighs
- 8 boneless chicken thighs
- 32-38 oz picante sauce
- 1 can large black olives drained
- 1/2 cup black raisins
- Add all ingredients to your slow cooker. (The picante sauce should mostly cover the chicken).
- Cook on high for four hours.