Slow-Cooker Rustic Italian Chicken (Cooking for Two)

Cook for two! It's easy with our scaled-down recipes like this savory chicken dish.

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  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 4 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

4
boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/2
cup carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/4
cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4
cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1 1/2
cups crushed tomatoes, undrained
1 1/4
cups uncooked penne pasta
Shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired
Chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, if desired

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Steps

  • 1 Spray 1 1/2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken in slow cooker. Top with remaining ingredients except pasta, cheese and parsley.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours. About 30 minutes before chicken is done, cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 3 Serve chicken with pasta. Garnish with cheese and parsley.
  • 1 Spray 1 1/2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken in slow cooker. Top with remaining ingredients except pasta, cheese and parsley.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours. About 30 minutes before chicken is done, cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 3 Serve chicken with pasta. Garnish with cheese and parsley.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Chicken thighs are a great choice for slow cooking, as the dark meat stays moist and flavorful. Boneless skinless thighs are now readily available at most grocery stores. If you prefer, you can substitute boneless skinless chicken breasts.

Try whole grain penne or another whole grain pasta shape for added nutrition. Or instead of pasta, serve this chicken with garlic mashed potatoes.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
570
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
510mg
510%;
Total Carbohydrate
72g
72%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
42g
42%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
120%;
Vitamin C
35%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
40%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.