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Garden Chicken Cacciatore

 Garden Chicken Cacciatore
Here’s the perfect Italian meal to serve company. While simmering, it frees you up to visit with your guests and always receives rave reviews! I like to serve it with hot cooked pasta, a tossed salad and a dry red wine. Mangia! —Martha Schirmacher, Sterling Heights, Michigan
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 8-1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 12 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 3 pounds)
  • 2 medium green peppers, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine or additional reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Directions

  • Place chicken in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine
  • green peppers, tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, broth, wine, garlic,
  • salt and pepper; pour over chicken. Cook, covered, on low 8-10 hours
  • or until chicken is tender.
  • In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually
  • stir into slow cooker. Cook, covered, on high 30 minutes or until
  • sauce is thickened. Yield: 12 servings.

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Garden Chicken Cacciatore (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 chicken thigh with scant 1/2 cup sauce equals 207 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 410 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.