Chicken Cacciatore....Skinny Taste Style

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Last week I remembered that I had $60 worth of Kohl's Cash to spend.

I headed out to Kohl's the next morning and proceeded to walk around
for TWO HOURS before I could find something to spend my "cash" on
and finally decided on A new crock pot.
Our old one has been doing its job for over 20 years and
I thought it was time to let "him" go rest on a shelf in the garage.

Yesterday, I made my first meal in the new crock pot,

Chicken Cacciatore...Skinny Taste Style



If you have never been to Skinny Taste, you need to head over NOW.
She has amazing recipes that are very Weight Watchers friendly.

You can find the original recipe HERE.
(I changed it just a little bit with what I had on hand.)

Need to share with you my new crock pot...


Ingredients:

2 to 4 chicken breasts
1 bag of frozen peppers and onions
1- 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
1 tsp. oregano and 1 bay leaf
salt and pepper 


Skinny Taste recommends browning the chicken and the vegetables
before adding them to the crock pot.
I completely forgot to do that and everything still tasted really good!

AND I used a bag of frozen peppers and onions 
AND chicken breasts because that's what I had on hand.

Add the chicken to the crock pot and then the vegetables, salt and pepper, 
oregano and bay leaf, pour the can of crushed tomatoes on top. 

Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
And then remove the lid and continue cooking until the sauce thickens;
about another hour.

Since this was a new crock pot, I was surprised at how quickly 
the chicken cooked...it was almost ready in 4 hours.
And then I left the lid off and continued cooking for one more hour
for the sauce to thicken, removing the bay leaf before serving...


Serve over cooked pasta or egg noodles.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese...




Serve with a side tossed salad and GARLIC KNOTS,
and you have a DELICIOUS meal...



Now, don't you want to make THIS for dinner tonight...




Just so you know, I didn't add the oregano.  NOT a fan.  
I know, very strange for an Italian to dislike oregano.  
Oh well.  


Enjoy your day!  

18 comments :

  1. Oh yes I want it right now ..:)
    I can eat chicken for breakfast.
    Yum.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Woolie Hugs
    Trace


    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  2. Maybe I will make that in MY new slow cooker!!

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  3. Well now, it does look tasty. I remember my mom serving this over rice. I should try it with the noodles instead.

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  4. My mouth is watering....that looks DELICIOUS! Those garlic knots do too! Since we are all counting points, I will most definitely be headed over to Skinny Taste to look around.

    Thanks, Lois!

    Blessings,
    Tammy

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  5. Looks/sounds delicious, Lois. Your photos are great. Hope you have a great day.

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  6. Looks delicious, especially without the garlic knots. :-) I may make this for dinner tonight. I think there's still time. Thanks for the recipe!

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  7. Morning Lois,
    what a great idea, I haven't made
    chicken cacciatore in years, but I do love it, and this looks really yummy to me. I have a crock pot just like your new one accept mine is red, with a black crock inside. So have been wanting to use it more, so now here's a great recipe to try. Thanks!
    Thanks for dropping by yesterday, always great to hear from you hon.
    Blessings, Nellie

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  8. Sure looks like the perfect dinner combination to me!

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  9. This looks lovely, Lois! Thank you for linking to Simple Supper Tuesday :o)

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  10. I'm back here to copy the recipe. Just wanted to say that the new crockpots' LOW setting are set at a higher temp than the old ones, bacause of the bacteria issue.

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  11. What a great investment! I love my crockpot. I might have spent more on it than I had initially wanted to, but it has lasted 15 years and cooked hundreds of meals for us.

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  12. That looks very yummy! I used to do a lot of meals in our crockpot but I have got out of the swing with that I need to get back in it!

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  13. I bet you were tickled that you were able to use your Kohls cash on such a wonderful thing! I don't know what I would do without my crockpots!

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe and your excitement about your crockpot on Foodie Friends Friday.

    Cynthia
    Co-Host for FFF

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  14. This look delicious and I so love my Crock Pot.

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  15. I think I'm going to give this a try for tonight's dinner!

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