This Italian chicken dinner recipe is perfect for busy parents and slow cooker fans. This is a super easy meal to make at home.
Total Time: 3 Hours 20 Minutes
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Inactive Cook Time: 3 Hours 10 Minutes
I am a timer person. I always use timer to help me to get tasks done, especially at home. For busy parents, you know what I mean. As much as I love to cook, there were times that standing in front of the stove top is not an option. But at the same time, I needed to get dinner ready.
You may have already realized that I use my oven a lot. It is mainly because I can pop a tray of food in, set the timer and walk away to complete other tasks at home. Therefore, this Italian chicken dinner recipe was born based on that same principle.
I use boneless skinless chicken thighs for couple reasons. 1) This cut of meat has a good balance of fat. Unlike boneless skinless chicken breasts that it will turn into "sandpaper" when it is cooked in a slow cooker. 2) It takes less time to cook because it is boneless.
The most time consuming part is most likely to trim away the fat from the chicken. I found that it really depends on where you purchase the meat. Some stores charge a little bit more for their meat which had already got the trimming part taken care of for you. Otherwise, you need to do it yourself which can take up to 10 minutes for trimming a pound of chicken. If you don't mind that excess fat attached to the meat, just go ahead and start cooking.
Tomato is not on the Keto-friendly ingredient list. But if you are off from the strict diet and try to incorporate some healthy carbs on a regular basis, this is one of the recipes you should keep.
You can serve this along with mashed potatoes, rice and/or pasta for feeding a bigger crowd. I personally prefer to enjoy it as is.
2 pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs (fat trimmed and discard)
1 can (28oz) Diced Tomatoes with Juice
2 tbsp Tomato Paste
2 bags (1lb each) Frozen Pepper and Onion (a.k.a. Stir-fry Mix)
1 tbsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
2 tsp Italian Seasoning
2tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Dry Bay Leaves
1 tbsp Garlic (minced)
Salt and Pepper to taste
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