Wednesday, January 28, 2009

To fill your tummy....

I love to try new recipes, especially healthy ones. I try at least one new recipe a week, this week I have 5 new ones! Tuesday night was night 1 and it was a success. Talk about an easy recipe great for winter! Enjoy!

From Whole Living/Martha Stewart

Chicken Cacciatore with Cremini Mushrooms
Prep: 15 minutes Total: 4 hours, 15 minutes


1 whole chicken, cut into 10 pieces, skin removed
8 ounces cremini mushrooms, quartered
1 can (28 ounces) whole peeled plum tomatoes in juice
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup dry white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc
1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 sprig fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried
Coarse salt and ground pepper


In a 5-quart slow cooker, stir together chicken, mushrooms, tomatoes, flour, wine, celery, onion, rosemary, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Cover; cook on high setting until meat is tender, 4 hours. Do not lift the cover of the slow cooker while cooking. To serve, discard rosemary sprig.

***Note- I made some changes to this recipe based on what I had at home. I used 3 chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken, Monterey mushrooms instead of the Cremini mushrooms, cooking wine instead of the dry white wine and Italian Seasoning instead of the Rosemary. I also think next time I will add some green olives near the end of the cooking for extra flavor! I also paired it with brown rice, pasta would be good too.

1 comment:

Maggie May said...

hi amanda! i'm dropping in to say hi to a fellow Californian. i live in San Diego :) yummy recipe!