Monday, January 16, 2012

Italian-Style Chicken (Slow Cooker)

Servings:  8  Hands on: 15 minutes  Total Time:  5 to 7 hours

  • 2 pounds bone-in skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 large thinly sliced onion
  • 1 (14.5-oz) can diced tomatoes, lightly drained
  • 1 cup fat-free chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp. quick-cooking tapioca
  • 2 (15 oz) cans rinsed cannellini beans
  • 1/2 cup rinsed sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil torn into small pieces
Place chicken in a 4-quart or larger slow cooker and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Scatter onion over chicken.  Stir together tomatoes, broth and tapioca; pour over onions.  Cover and cook on high 4 1/2 hours or on low 6 1/2 hours.  Stir in beans and olives; cook 30 more minutes on low.  Stir in basil and serve.  

251 Calories per serving.

This makes a stew style dish.  My 1-year old can't get enough of this one.  It sounds real dull but it has so much flavor.  I may add an extra can of tomatoes to this one next time.