Therese’s Easy Chicken Cacciatore
- 1 whole organic chicken, cut into 10 pieces with skin removed*
- 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, quartered
- 1 large 28 ounce can organic diced tomatoes in juice
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour (omit if you’re gluten-free)
- ¼ cup dry white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or chicken broth
- 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
- 1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary
- ½ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- Coarse salt, ground pepper, and crushed red pepper to taste
- In a 5-quart slow cooker, stir together chicken, tomatoes, flour, wine, celery, onion, garlic, rosemary, Italian seasoning, 2 teaspoons salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
- Cover the slow cooker and cook on high setting for four hours until meat is tender (halfway through cooking, add mushrooms). Do not lift the cover of the slow cooker while cooking.
- To serve, discard rosemary sprig (can add red chili flakes before serving for a kick) and add Italian parsley to garnish.
Total Time: 15 minutes preparation, 4 hours total with crockpot
Makes: 8 to 10 servings
Chef: Therese Patterson
Family: Meat-loving husband Taylor
Hobbies/Interests: Culinary exploration, hiking, enjoying our beautiful beaches, and spending time with friends and family
Favorite Local Activities: Hiking in Torrey Pines Reserve
About the Recipe: Easy and yummy, what could be better? Good for you too, the cremini mushrooms bring selenium, potassium, and lots of B vitamins to this dish. Heat brings about carotenoids and the cancer-fighting antioxidant lycopene in the tomatoes grows even more powerful through the cooking process. This dish is great paired with whole grain pasta (or brown rice pasta if you’re gluten-free).
About the Chef: I am nutrition certified and I love to cook, but eating what I create is always the best part! As a health coach, my passion is helping people to make informed decisions about health and wellness so everyone can experience all the joys of a balanced, healthy, and abundant life. I like showing people how they can feel the benefits of eating clean, whole foods without feeling like they were sacrificing. When I’m not cooking for friends or family, I’m generally planning my next travel adventure – and you can bet it involves food exploration! Check out more recipes at www.nakedtruthnutritionist.com.