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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore





I always try and feed my family meals that are not only delicious but healthy as well.

Of course, with the holidays and birthdays
{both of my kids' birthdays are around Christmas}
we got a little bit off track.

Now that Charlie's birthday is behind us,
{oh my goodness I am the mother of a teenager}
I can get back to my

New Year New You
     goal

Being a food blogger is SO much fun,
and very rewarding;
however, it has not been as kind to my waistline:)

My plan of attack -
meals that include more vegetables
{even if I have to sneak them in}
no processed foods
and of course great taste.



Classico caned tomatoes are a perfect fit for my New Years meal plan.


They are always 100% all natural,
packed fresh
without any preservatives,
and they taste like they are straight from the garden.
{not my garden though - I couldn't get anything to grow this year, unless you count weeds}

I cook with canned tomatoes all the time.
My family has a mild addiction to pasta,
and there is nothing easier than making a simple sauce with canned tomatoes.
It is probably the one item that I stock my pantry with the most.
{well, maybe flour and sugar too}

Lately, I have been focusing on slow cooker meals.
Our weeknights are very busy,
and while grabbing food on the go is SO easy,
it is NOT healthy.

Using a slow cooker allows me to get a healthy meal on the table,
even on the busiest of nights.

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts {season with salt and pepper}
2 cloves of garlic {minced}
1 large onion {thinly sliced}
2 zucchini {sliced}
8 oz mushrooms {sliced}
1 can of Classico Crushed Tomatoes
1 can of Classico Whole Pear Tomatoes with Fresh  Basil {the whole tomatoes will break down while cooking}


it's this easy - place everything in a slow cooker
cook on low for 6 - 8 hours
serve over whole wheat pasta {I chose capellini}



Seriously, this meal took me about 15 minutes to get together, tastes amazing {you'd never guess it was easy}, and it makes me feel good when my family can sit down and enjoy a nutritious meal together - even if it is a busy Wednesday night.



Thanks to #CookClassico and my trusty slow cooker, eating healthier in the new year is going to be a breeze.


I am a member of the Collective Bias, Social Fabric Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias  and Classico. #cbias #SocialFabric #CookClassico




18 comments:

  1. That seriously looks really yummy! I think I will use my slow cooker more this year too!

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  2. Great post & recipe. I love using whole pear tomato s when cooking. Visiting from DearCreatives.com

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  3. That looks delish! Our weeknights are busy too, and I really should use my slow cooker more than I do...

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    1. same here - I love using it, I just don't always think about it when I'm meal planning

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  4. I haven't made this in forever. Looks delicious!

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  5. Oh, I love it! Pinned. I'm trying to use my Dinner board more for meal planning and the slow cooker is awesome!

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  6. Yummy! That looks so healthy and fresh! Great recipe!

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  7. I love slow cooker recipes. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. YUMMM...love to cook slow!!! Beautiful colors

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    1. thanks you - I love mine as well - that is when I think to use it:)

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  9. Hi! Checking out everyone's dishes- this looks amazing!!

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  10. Zucchini's paired with tomatoes is one of my favorite combos! Great jobs on this!

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  11. That looks really good! I never thought to make it in the slow cooker, great idea!

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