Brown flavorful chicken thighs, then simmer in a slow cooker with garlic, diced tomatoes, and white wine for an Italian-inspired chicken dinner.
12 chicken thighs (about 4 pounds), skinned
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/4 cup dry white wine
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 to 3 teaspoons crushed red pepper
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
1/4 cup sliced pitted kalamata olives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
How to Make It
Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Place chicken in an electric slow cooker. Add garlic to pan, and sauté 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add wine, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; cook 30 seconds. Place wine mixture in cooker. Add tomato paste, crushed red pepper, and tomatoes to cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 4 hours. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper, olives, and parsley.
Add capers along with the olives, parsley, and seasoning for a more briny flavor, if you like. The parsley goes in last to keep its flavor and color intense.
This recipe was wonderful, my family enjoyed it very much. So many slow cooker recipes require additional cooking in a pan to produce a nice sauce, but not this one. After putting the thighs on a platter, I used a slotted spoon to put the tomatoes and olives in a serving bowl. We all ladled the tomatoes over our chicken and mashed potatoes.
Easy and excellent, with rich flavor! Highly recommended. Per other reviewers, I halved the red pepper and doubled the olives. I used boneless thighs and cooked it on low for 6 hours. Perfection! I would definitely serve this at a dinner party or a Sunday meal.
I made this for a potluck. Delicious! I added the tomato paste in the pan with the wine instead of directly on the crockpot and I added capers. I set to crockpot on low instead of high, and cooked for 6 hours. The sauce was so rich and lovely. I will definitely make this again.
I just put this into the crock pot - not difficult to put together. Smells amazing!!! Will serve with french bread, steamed zucchini and a salad. I am going to add artichokes with the olives and probably put it over pasta. I bought the olives from the olive bar at the grocery so not as pricey. I like the notes from others and have reduced the red pepper as my grandchildren are eating with us tonight and don't care for the spicy aspect. Will update my post after dinner :)
Totally tasty and fun to make!!! Went crazy and sauteed white and red onions with mushrooms in coconut oil, garlic powder, black pepper, chili powder, and white wine (lots). I like it spicy but honey does not so no crushed red peppers. Added capers and black olives with some yellow and zucchini squash that weren't going to last much longer in fridge. Those went in for the last hour only. I will probably freeze some for down the road when that busy day comes around. Also got liberal with the white wine and let it cook. Plenty of sauce. ;) Also skipped salt.
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