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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore | Family Economics

By Erin

Ah, the slow cooker and I have an off-again, on-again relationship. As fall settles in and the grill gets covered, I begin to rely more and more on my slow cooker. The relationship moves back to “on” status. And as the warm weather returns in the mid-late spring, it gets put away on the shelf, as the grill is more often used.

Boneless skinless chicken thighs are often on sale for less than $2 per pound and when they hit this price point, I stock up. Then I make round, after round, after round of this slow cooker chicken cacciatore.

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 6 ounce can of tomato paste
6 ounces of chicken broth or water
1 4 ounce can sliced mushrooms, drained
½ yellow or white onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 package boneless, skinless chicken thighs, about two pounds
1 pound fettuccine or linguini noodles

1. Prepare the sauce in the base of the slow cooker by stirring together the olive oil, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, broth or water, mushrooms, onions, garlic cloves, Italian seasonings and salt and pepper.
2. Add the chicken thighs to the sauce in the slow cooker and spoon over the sauce on top of the chicken thighs. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for eight hours.
3. Just before the chicken is finished cooking, prepare the fettuccine or linguine noodles as directed on the package.
4. Serve the chicken cacciatore over top of the noodles, with a side salad or vegetables.

Serves four people.

What is your “go-to” slow cooker meal?

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On Thursday, December 20, 2012, Brittany - wrote

Easily SCD adaptable! Just serve over "Zucchini pasta". Excellent-I'll head the watery advice from above.

On Sunday, June 17, 2012, Here are 2 yummy recipes. The 1st one is my wrote

Here are 2 yummy recipes. The 1st one is my psenoral favorite. It tastes great with hot rice. Try this, your husband will polish it off:)Curry lentils with chickenIt’s great crockpot dish. Start it in the morning and it will be ready for dinner. You can serve it over Basmatti rice, or eat alone as a soup.Ingredients for 2 servings2/3 cup Yellow lentils 1 cup water 2/3 chicken breast, cubed 2/3 chicken bouillon cubes 1/3 onion, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1/3 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice or fresh tomatoes, equivalent 2/3 teaspoon curry powder 1/4 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/16 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon ginger 2 teaspoons white vinegar 8 teaspoons cilantro, chopped Salt and pepperPut all ingredients but the cilantro in the crock pot. Leave to cook overnight or start in the morning for dinner. Taste to season with salt and pepper and add fresh cilantro. stir and enjoy. Can be eaten alone or with rice.Herbed chicken and gravySimmering this savory herbed chicken and gravy in a slow cooker lets it absorb rich flavors and become moist and succulent. Serve it over risotto, polenta or mashed potatoes to sop up all of the flavorful sauce.Ingredients(4 servings)3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 1 (12 ounce) jar turkey gravy 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt-free herb seasoning blend Cooking Instructions Place chicken and gravy into a slow cooker. Season with soy sauce, paprika, and seasoning blend. Cook on high for 4 hours or for 6 to 8 hours on low. Tear chicken into pieces. Serve over rice, noodles or potatoes.

On Tuesday, March 20, 2012, Laura SPAIN wrote

Done and it was very watery. Tastes good but my family didn't like it a lot...

On Monday, December 19, 2011, Krista wrote

I made this last night. It tasted GREAT but was very watery. Will either drain the tomatoes, not include the broth, or use corn starch... I also used fresh mushrooms and added a pinch of crushed red pepper.

On Tuesday, February 1, 2011, Celine wrote

I made this today & my entire family LOVED it! And, it cost under $5 for my family of 8.

On Wednesday, January 19, 2011, Julieanne wrote

This looks like a nice recipe that my family would enjoy! Thank you for sharing it with us. Julieanne


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