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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. to cook slow!!! Beautiful colors

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

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

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

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