Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Stew.


Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Stew.



My Italian grandmother always called spaghetti sauce gravy, so it confused me at Thanksgiving when we would make a completely different kind of gravy.  I suppose it's kind of like talking to someone who's native language is Spanish and not understanding that salsa to them is every kind of sauce, not just, you know, salsa.  I don't know what made me think of that.  I suppose because this recipe calls for red sauce (which it what I call it).  I'm curious though, what do you call the stuff you pour over spaghetti and use in lasagna?

[original text] I've been in a squash and spaghetti sauce kind of mood lately, so when we visited my in-laws and had a tasty Chicken Cacciatore for dinner, it inspired me to make this Slow Cooker Italian Stew when we came home.  It's a simple meal to make but hearty and flavorful.  You're not sure whether to eat with a fork or a spoon (as it should be with stews), and it goes great with fresh crusty bread or over a bowl of  pasta.  This was even a winner with the kiddos!




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Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Stew Ingredients:

  • 4 cups yellow squash, sliced or cubed
  • 4 cups zucchini, sliced or cubed
  • 4 cups eggplant, cubed
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, small diced
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, small diced
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 5 chicken breasts, whole
  • 48 ounces spaghetti sauce 
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained (14 ounce can) 

 Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Stew Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker (I used my 7 quart slow cooker and it all just barely fit) and give a quick stir, making sure the chicken breasts are fully submerged.
  2. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.  Remove chicken and slice or shred, then reincorporate chicken and serve!



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Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Stew.

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Stew.

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Stew.

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Stew.

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Stew.

4 comments:

  1. April this sounds awesome! I love Chicken Cacciatore so I'll definitely be giving this a try soon!

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  2. Argh! Everything is in but the chicken. Now I'm wondering if you meant half a chicken breast or a whole chicken breasts. I'm using thighs and can't decide whether to use a pound of thighs or two pounds.

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  3. I'm actually going to make two versions of this for a local meeting since some of the people are vegetarians so I will make one with chicken and one without, I'm hoping the one without turns out as good...

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