I say this all the time in my cooking adventures, but this really is one of my favorite recipes!
This is one of those easy slow cooker recipes that still feels fancy. Super flavorful with lots of nutrition it is an excellent one for a weeknight dinner but still fun enough to serve to guests at a gathering. Wonderful when paired with a nice glass of wine, salad, or warm bread.
This recipe feeds 4 and works well as a freezer meal too!
What you’ll need:
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Basil
1 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp Thyme
2 Cloves Garlic (diced)
Salt & Pepper
1 Chicken Bouillon Cube
1 Yellow Onion Sliced
1 Red Bell Pepper Sliced
1 Can of Diced Tomatoes
3 tbsp of Tomato Paste
2 Chicken Breasts (boneless skinless)
2-3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
1 1/2 Cups of Sliced Mushrooms (Cremini)
1 1/2 – 2 Tablespoons of Butter
- Prepare your ingredients: slice peppers, mushrooms, onions etc. In a non-stick pan melt the 2 tablespoons of butter. Add in the sliced onions and cook on medium heat until clarified. Add in the sliced mushrooms and again cook on medium heat until softened. Finally add in the garlic and allow to combine on low heat.
- Once cooked, add the mushrooms, onions, and garlic into the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Add in the tomatoes, tomato paste, olive oil, sliced bell peppers and stir to combine. Add in the spices: basil, oregano, thyme, paprika, salt, pepper, and bouillon cube.
- Place the (raw) chicken breasts in the slow cooker and press them down so they are partially or completely covered by the liquid.
- Set to cook on high for 4-6 hours, stirring half way through. I prefer 4 hours on high as to not overcook the chicken.
- Once the 4-6 hours is up, open the slow cooker (be careful of the hot steam!) and using 2 forks shred the chicken breasts. Once shredded, stir thoroughly to combine.
A delicious slow cooker recipe packed with flavor; a great addition to your weekly meal plan. I like to serve it over pasta, rice, or couscous but you could choose any of these depending on your personal preference (or what you have in the pantry!).
Let me know if you try this recipe out, I’d love to hear what you think!