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Sunday, October 18 2015

Chicken becomes fall-off-the-bone tender when you prepare it in a slow cooker. Add a tasty vegetable sauce and pasta for one irresistible easy dinner.

3    pounds   chicken thighs and/or drumsticks, skinned
1    tablespoon   oil
5    cups   sliced assorted fresh mushrooms, such as shiitake, button, crimini, and/or oyster
1      red onion, cut into wedges
1/2   cup   chopped carrot (1 medium)
1/4   cup   dried tomato pieces (not oil-packed)
3/4   cup   chicken broth
1/4   cup   dry white wine or chicken broth
3    tablespoons   quick-cooking tapioca, crushed
1    teaspoon   dried thyme, crushed
1/2   teaspoon   garlic salt
1/2   teaspoon   dried basil, crushed
1/4 - 1/2   teaspoon   ground black pepper
4 1/2   cups   hot cooked plain and/or spinach linguine or fettuccine, or hot cooked rice
If desired, in a large skillet cook chicken pieces in hot oil until browned. Drain off fat; set chicken aside. In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker combine mushrooms, onion, carrot, and dried tomato. Pour broth and wine over mushroom mixture in cooker. Sprinkle with tapioca, thyme, garlic salt, basil, and pepper. Add chicken pieces to cooker.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4 hours.
Serve chicken and vegetables over hot cooked pasta; drizzle with cooking juices.

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 360, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 107, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 39, fiber (g) 3, pro. (g) 34, sodium (mg) 350, Potassium (mg) 698, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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