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Easy Weeknight Slow-Cooker Tuscan Chicken

This is a great recipe for nights when you just don’t know what to cook! It is just so easy to pop the ingredients in the slow cooker and voila, in 4-6 hours you have a super flavorful and satisfying meal. We love this chicken over zoodles or your favorite whole grain. To change it up, you can always add the shredded chicken to a pita pocket or to whole grain bread.
This chicken freezes really well so freeze leftovers for busy weeknights in the future!

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Easy Weeknight Slow-Cooker Tuscan Chicken

Easy Weeknight Slow-Cooker Tuscan Chicken

This is a great recipe for nights when you just don’t know what to cook! It is just so easy to pop the ingredients in the slow cooker and voila, in 4-6 hours you have a super flavorful and satisfying meal. We love this chicken over zoodles or your favorite whole grain. To change it up, you can always add the shredded chicken to a pita pocket or to whole grain bread.

This chicken freezes really well so freeze leftovers for busy weeknights in the future!

Nutritional Highlights

  • This easy slow-cooker chicken provides lean protein and plenty of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, Potassium, Folate, Vitamin K, Iron, Zinc, and Manganese
  • Author: Pam Fullenweider
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 4 (5 ounces) skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (28 ounces) can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup pitted black olives, sliced

Instructions

  1. Add the chicken, tomatoes, tomato paste, mushrooms, garlic, onion, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to the slow cooker. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  2. Turn off the slow cooker and stir in the basil and olives. Remove chicken using a slotted spoon, then shred using a fork.
  3. Serve with pasta, zucchini noodles, or your favorite whole grain.
  4. To refrigerate: store the cooled chicken and vegetables for up to 1 week.
  5. To freeze: store the cooled chicken and vegetables for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the chicken is warmed through, about 5 minutes.
  6. Variation: enjoy the shredded chicken inside of a pita pocket

Keywords: Fully Mediterranean, Mediterranean diet, chicken recipes, slow cooker recipes

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