Use bone-in chicken breasts for this French-country dish.
4 (6-ounce) chicken breast halves, skinned
2 teaspoons dried basil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup diced yellow bell pepper
1 (15.5-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
Basil sprigs (optional)
How to Make It
Place the chicken in an electric slow cooker; sprinkle with basil, salt, and black pepper. Add the bell pepper, beans, and tomatoes. Cover with lid; cook on low-heat setting for 8 hours.
This recipe has been retested for Cooking Light Slow Cooker Tonight, 2012
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I agree with the majority of the reviewers. I made it the first time as is and thought it had great potential. Although the flavors were good, they were a little flat. The second time i made it I knew it needed a few more ingredient for the flavors to blossom. I added 1/4 cup of red wine, herbs de Provence, mirepoix in addition to peppers, 3 minced garlic cloves, doubled tomato quantity and 1 Tbsp tomato paste. Served it over "smashed" potatoes, a side of green beans and fresh baked bread. My children loved soaking the bread in the sauce. Great Fall and Winter dish. It will be cycled through our menu again.
Agree with other reviewers that cooking time was too long and double the vegetables would be nice. My husband doesn't eat "green things." This recipe was a "keeper" in his view. A nice green salad on the side for those of us who do like the "green things" satisfied everyone in the house. A good, solid recipe.
Call it French if you will, but this is basically a white chicken chili, and a very good one at that. Be sure to have it with a good crusty bread to soak up the juices or serve it in a bread bowl. Deliciously simple recipe that I would not hesitate to serve to guests as well.
LOVE this. It's so easy to make, I just throw it all together and set it on the lowest setting on my crock pot (10 hrs) and when I get home from work my house smells amazing and dinner is all done. I will even take everything out and mix some flour with the juices to make a sauce for rice or mashed potatoes.
This was so easy to put together. I used boneless skinless breasts that we still partially frozen. I also added 2 large garlic cloves and 1tsp Italian seasoning. Unfortunately, this was very disappointing. The flavors were very bland. We ended up adding feta cheese, which did add a bit a flavor, but without it was boring. I cooked for 8 hours (partially frozen boneless skinless breast) and it still turned out dry. I'm sure with bone-in breasts it would be better. Not sure I would make again, but it wasn't horrible.
I put all ingredients together the night before, threw them into the pot on low at 6:45am, and went off to work. Used 6 thighs, and an extra can of beans since we wanted leftovers. Opened it up for dinner at 6:00 and viola! Pretty darned good dish with a green salad. Thought it might be mushy but the meat just fell off the bone with loads of sauce. Would be wonderful with crusty bread, if you're into carbs. This recipe is open for loads of changes, so feel free. A good potential "go-to" for the future.
I admit that I altered the recipe after reading some of the reviews. I used Pinto Beans instead of white beans (it's what I had on hand), and I used twice as many bell peppers because I love bell peppers. I also added a tab of chicken bouillon, because who wouldn't want to flavor chicken with chicken? I also only let it cook for six hours instead of eight, and the meat came out perfect.
I used boned chicken breasts with skin still on and we thought the chicken was a little dry. Next time I am going to check the chicken after 6 and 7 hours of cooking and see if it is any better. I added canned fire-roasted tomatoes and fresh garlic and I thought the flavor was very good. I also sprinkled some Italian spices over the chicken when I started cooking. I will try this recipe again as it was really easy and tasty.