Summertime is crock pot time. No ovens for me, thank you very much.
This is a complete meal all made in the slow cooker so there is no need to heat up the house and do a million dishes.
This is inspired by a recipe out of The Slow Cooker Bible cookbook that I got years ago but hardly ever used. I'm not sure why I didn't use it then because I sure do use it now. I made a few additions here and a few substitutions there and *voila* new recipe!
New, super simple, delicious recipe!
Crock Pot Tuscan Pasta & Chicken
(Adapted from The Slow Cooker Bible cookbook)
5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite sized pieces
2 cans stewed tomatoes (about 14 oz each)
1 can red kidney beans (about 15 oz)
1 can tomato sauce (about 15 oz)
1/2 cup water
1 jar sliced mushrooms (about 4 oz)
1 medium green pepper, diced
1/2 medium onion, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp fresh oregano, chopped
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried chives
6 oz spaghetti, broken in half
Spray crock pot with cooking spray.
Place all ingredients EXCEPT SPAGHETTI into crock pot.
Cover and cook on low for approx 4 hours (until vegetables are tender and chicken is cooked.)Stir in broken spaghetti.
Cover and cook on high for 10 minutes. Stir again. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes - until spaghetti is tender.
How easy is that?
Love crock pot cooking.
I topped it with a little mozza cheese just for the heck of it. Wondering what to have for dinner tonight? Not anymore.... Give this a try!!! You won't regret it.