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Slow-Cooker Rustic Italian Chicken (Cooking for Two)

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  • 40 min prep time
  • 4 hr 40 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Cook for two! It's easy with our scaled-down recipes like this savory chicken dish.

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

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

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
570
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
510mg
21%
Total Carbohydrate
72g
24%
Dietary Fiber
7g
27%
Sugars
8g
Protein
42g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
120%
120%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
40%
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 Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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