Monday, September 5, 2011

Crockpot Week - Chicken Cacciatore

{I actually made this last Thursday but wanted to go ahead and share it during Crockpot Week!}

While Crockpot week was still simmering in my mind, I went ahead and googled some recipes to see if I could come up with some new additions for my recipe box. This is one of the recipes I found. I was intrigued because it included both Weight Watcher Points (4 per serving) and calories. It's a low calorie meal, which is really what sealed the deal for me to try it out!

Here's what you need:


- 1 28oz. can tomatoes, finely chopped and un-drained

- 1 10oz. can Healthy Request Tomato Soup

- 1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

- 1/2 tsp. dried minced garlic

- 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms, fresh or canned {I used a package of portabella mushrooms}

- 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper {I used more because Cody really enjoys them.}

- 1/2 cup chopped onion {skipped due to laziness! no time to cut them over my lunch break!}

- 16oz skinned and boned uncooked chicken breast cut into 4 pieces {I just stuck in frozen chicken!}

- Non Fat Cooking spray

Directions: In a crock pot container sprayed cooking spray, combine un-drained tomatoes, tomato soup, Italian seasoning and garlic. Stir in mushrooms, green pepper, onion and chicken pieces. Mix well to combine. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Evenly spoon sauce over chicken to serve.

Entire Recipe makes 4 servings

Each serving = 4 Points +

PER SERVING: 204 calories; 4 g fat; 25g protein; 17g carbohydrates; 2g fiber

While this recipe was super simple to put together, made the house smell absolutely divine, the low calorie count came through on the taste factor. I served it over rice with a salad and both Cody and I agreed that is just left you saying, "Eh." It wasn't bad, but it certainly didn't make me want to take the time to write it down on a recipe card!

It needed more seasoning and I know I was very liberal over the amount listed. The chicken did turn out very tender. It could easily be shredded with a fork. If I did make this recipe again, I would probably use the chicken and mushrooms on a pizza or with pasta and spaghetti sauce, anything to give it some more oomph! So, my first new Crockpot recipe ended up being some what of a dude.

Here's hoping my next recipes are better!

{original recipe & a picture found here!}


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