Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Stew.

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 whole grain pasta.  This was even a winner with the kiddos!

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Stew

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 (I used jarred)
  • 5 chicken breasts, whole
  • 48 ounces spaghetti sauce (I use Hunts)
  • 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 6 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!

{Yields approximately 18 cups, serving size is 2 cups. Per serving: calories: 286, fat: 4.1g, carbs: 19.9g, protein: 29.7g, fiber: 7.1g}

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Stew
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Stew
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Stew
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Stew

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

  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.

  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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