Slow-Cooker Rustic Italian Chicken

Come home to this delicious slow cooked dinner made with chicken and vegetables that’s served with pasta.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 6 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 6

Ingredients

12
boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 2 lb)
2
large carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms (3 oz)
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes, undrained
3 1/2
cups uncooked penne pasta (about 12 oz)
Shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired
Chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, if desired
  • 1 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-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 6 to 8 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    550
    (
    Calories from Fat
    120),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    14g
    14%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    95mg
    95%;
    Sodium
    910mg
    910%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    63g
    63%
    (Dietary Fiber
    6g
    6%
      Sugars
    9g
    9%
    ),
    Protein
    43g
    43%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    110%;
    Vitamin C
    40%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    35%;
    Exchanges:
    3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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