Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Wow...Shocked & Surprised

I always worry about cooking chicken in the crockpot.  The first time (my husband and I were first married) I tried it - it was a flop. The chicken dissolved into a big gloopy messy that smelled and resembled an upset stomach.  I told myself I would never again do it when the chicken was raw. I am now happy to announce that I found a second recipe that works WELL (this is the first successful time).  I served over spaghetti noodles (for the adults) and cheese stuffed tortellini (for the kids)

Chicken Parmesan Perfection
adapted from:

2 whole chicken breasts (cut in half to make them thinner)-sprinkled with salt/pepper
2 t olive oil
1/2 onion, diced small
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 T tomato paste
2 t Italian seasoning
1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes (Italian style), drain
1 T water mixed with 1 T cornstarch
1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

In a saute pan, add oil with garlic and onion.  Cook until softened; stir in tomato paste with a little water. Season with Italian seasoning until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes. Simmer 7minutes. Whisk in water/cornstarch mixture. Pour into a greased crockpot. Top with chicken breasts. Cover and cook on LOW 3hours.  Turn heat to WARM. Top with cheese. Cover and let melt.  While cheese is melting cook pasta.

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