Chicken Marsala

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This was the first time I made this in the CrockPot™ and I must say, I wasn’t disappointed. Lots of flavor and the chicken comes out so tender!!!

INGREDIENTS

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
12 oz fresh sliced mushrooms or
2 jars (6 oz each) Green Giant™ sliced mushrooms, drained
1 cup sweet Marsala wine or Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup cornstarch
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (not shown in picture)

DIRECTIONS

Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, place garlic and oil. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; place in cooker over garlic. Place mushrooms over chicken; pour wine over all. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours. Remove chicken from cooker; place on plate and cover to keep warm. In small bowl, mix water and cornstarch until smooth; stir into liquid in cooker. Increase heat setting to High; cover and cook about 10 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened.Return chicken to cooker. Cover; cook on High heat setting 5 minutes longer or until chicken is hot. To serve, spoon mushroom mixture over chicken breasts; sprinkle with parsley.

Happy Crocking! – Amber

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Tortellini Soup

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This Weight Watchers Friendly recipe came out amazing. Very hearty and full of flavor. I love how it looks as well, very colorful. I will be making this again!!

INGREDIENTS

8-10 oz. package Tortellini pasta-dried, frozen, or fresh
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
1-14 oz. can diced tomatoes
3 carrots, chopped
1 small onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 ½ cups fresh spinach, chopped
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp. Basil
1 tsp. Oregano
1 tsp. Rosemary
1/2 tsp. Black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

Toss onions, carrots, celery, garlic, tomatoes, broth, water, oregano, basil, rosemary and black pepper into your crock pot. Cook on low 3-4 hours. Add tortellini, spinach and Parmesan cheese and cook on low another hour.

Happy Crocking! – Amber

Corn Chowder

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This simple recipe for corn chowder is perfect for a cold winter day. With a quick and easy preparation, it is Weight Watchers friendly and deliciously filling!

Serves: 6

INGREDIENTS
1 small onion (1/2 cup) diced
2 cups diced raw potatoes
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup water
2 cans (about 15 ounces each) cream style corn
¼ cup real bacon bits (optional)
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated fat free milk

INSTRUCTIONS
Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 3 to 4-Quart
Grease the inside of the slow cooker.
Combine all the ingredients except the evaporated milk in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours, or until the potatoes and onions are tender.
Add the milk and stir well to combine. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour, and then turn to WARM until ready to serve.

Recipe seen on:
http://www.simplenourishedliving.com

Happy Crocking! – Amber