I was very impressed with this very easy recipe! I used the veggies I had on hand (potatoes and carrots) and a much larger chicken (I think about 7 lbs), but stuck with one bottle of Italian dressing. Mine took a fair bit longer than expected; I think it ended up being about 10 hours on low, but I think that is because of the size of my chicken.
I don't know if it was the olive oil or the dressing, but the chicken turned out very moist and so tender that fell apart as I lifted it out of the slow cooker. I am not a huge fan of Italian dressing, so I was concerned that it would taste too much like Italian dressing and I wouldn't be able to use it in other dishes with their own seasonings. The flavor was not overly strong, at all, and was really just a nicely seasoned chicken.
We had it for two dinners (no sauce or gravy, just the chicken and vegetables), then shredded the rest into two cup portions and froze them in freezer bags. I have since used that chicken in fajitas and casseroles and it is very convenient, versatile and delicious.
I have another chicken in my freezer and will be using this recipe again!
This recipe is hard to beat for simplicity and taste. Very tender and very flavorful!
I was invited to a murder mystery dinner the same night my sister and brother were coming over for our weekly dinner so I made this for them since I would be gone. I put it together the night before in the crock pot and left in it the fridge until 11 the next day because I knew I wouldn't have time to put it together in the morning with two small children. Our local market did not have swede so I used carrots and red potatoes. It took 6 hours to cook and when I got home from my evening out, the chicken was gone!! I could barely find a remnant to try for myself. My very quiet, mellow husband made a point to tell me how good it was and how good of a job I did so that is saying a lot! I made the sauce to go with it, but it was not very tasty and looked like it was barely touched so next time I will skip it, but man, that chicken was GOOD! Falling off the bone, melt in your mouth good!! Thanks SO much for posting this incredibly easy and incredibly delicious meal!!