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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Crocked Chicken Cacciatore

Cold weather and a crockpot dinner go together at The Frog & PenguINN especially with the snow this week. 

Yes, the VA eastern shore had snow for the 3X this month. It was quite a scenic winter wonderland for several hours.

Perfect timing for this comfort meal as all the ingredients were already in the fridge or pantry.  It's very easy to prep this meal. Once cooked, it's dinner twice.

Chicken Cacciatore in CrockPot
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 2-3 chopped scallions (optional)
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 can (15 oz.) whole (or diced) tomatoes, mashed
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried bail
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 C fresh mushrooms, chopped or 1 can (4 oz.) drained mushrooms
  1. Wash chicken pieces well and pat dry. Combine remaining ingredients in crockpot. I
  2. Add chicken pieces, pushing down into liquid to thoroughly coat. If using fresh mushrooms add on top; if canned, add during last 30 minutes of cooking time.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-9 hours or HIGH for half that time if you're in a hurry.


Serve over pasta or rice. We choose linguine with some of Grenville's fresh-baked rustic Italian bread. Dinner was delicious the first night; even better the second time.

Spring is a little late(r) this year.

13 comments:

Sandra said...

I LOVE that tree in the bottom right corner of your collage. it is so perfect. and the cardinal is gorgeous...i am thinking i might just have to buy a crock pot.

Charlotte Wilson said...

Don't you just love crock pots! This recipe looks so good and comforting.

Out on the prairie said...

a dish I forgot about, I used to fix it a lot years back.

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos .Oh I love my crock pot/slow cooker . That looks ans sounds YUMMY ! I hope the snow is done now for you . We have a little bit of snow flying around but the land is warm so it melts on contact now . Rain and warmer temps by tonight and all next week , sounds like spring will finally show up for us soon ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Doris said...

Yes, warmer weather is slow to come this year! Your crock pot meal sounds wonderful. I use mine in spurts. (been a while)
Take care, stay warm!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Boy, you are sure getting the snow this year. It does look pretty but I bet you are ready for Spring. Dinner looks good!!

Montanagirl said...

I'm going to have to try this recipe - and that Cardinal is so pretty!

A Quiet Corner said...

Again????? Oh, my goodness...your are getting ready for NH life!...:)JP

William Kendall said...

My mother made that from time to time. It's delicious!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love your shot of the cardinal! The recipe sounds good, too. Have a nice Friday!

Dianna said...

That recipe looks delicious! And the photo of the cardinal is just beautiful.
Another rainy weekend awaits....

DeniseinVA said...

Oh yes, that sounds so good! It's now on the list :)

Daisy said...

Dinner always looks good at your house! Pretty cardinal. Have a good weekend! :)

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