Even now, Andre isn't home most nights until after 7, and half the time I'm not home long before he is. If we want to eat a real meal, and have something for Emilie to eat earlier, we need to cook it while we're at work.
This recipe started as a fluke. We were out grocery shopping and I needed a seasoning packet for my beef stew (yes, I cheat). I saw one for an Italian Herb Chicken. Add some chicken, a few simple ingredients, the packet and Ta Da! What more could you ask for? It soon became a favourite, but the seasoning packets are hard to find now, so I had to improvise with some seasonings at home one night. The result was delicious, and this recipe is still a favourite!
Slow Cooker Italian Herb Chicken
(adapted from Club House Packet Recipe)
-thawed Chicken (I prefer boneless skinless, but you could also use chicken thighs or whatever you have in the house)
-one can of diced tomatoes (do not drain)
-one small can of tomato paste
-2 tbsp of Club House Italiano seasoning
-1 tsp of Club House Garlic Plus seasoning
You can adjust seasoning to taste, and could also substitute for whatever Italian seasonings you prefer.
-one half a red and green pepper chopped into chunks
-2 cups of thickly sliced mushrooms
(You can also use whatever vegetables you like instead of the mushrooms and peppers)
Put your chicken in the bottom of your slow cooker:
In a mixing bowl, mix seasonings, tomatoes, and tomato paste:
Chop the peppers, and mushrooms:
Add the vegetables on top of the chicken:
Pour the sauce mixture over the vegetables:
Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours or High for 4-6 hours. This it looks like after 8 hours on Low:
You can serve this with roasted potatoes, or over pasta, or spaghetti squash. I prefer spaghetti squash:
-Place chicken in the bottom of slow cooker.
-Mix tomatoes, tomato paste, and seasonings in mixing bowl.
-place vegetables over chicken in slow cooker and pour sauce mixture over vegetables.
-cover and cook on Low for 8 hours or High for 4-6 hours
-serve with roasted potatoes, or over pasta or spaghetti squash.