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Course: main course
Total time: under 4 hours
Skill level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
Yield: MAKES 6 SERVINGS
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This dish is a classic because it’s so tasty. The addition of broccoli to the traditional ingredients adds flavor as well as nutrients. Serve this over hot polenta or pasta for a delicious meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp (25 ml) olive oil, divided
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) dried oregano leaves, crumbled
  • ½ tsp (2 ml) salt
  • ½ tsp (2 ml) cracked black peppercorns
  • 8 oz (250 g) cremini mushrooms
  • 1 cup (250 ml) dry white wine or chicken stock
  • 1 (28 oz/796 ml)can tomatoes, including juice, coarsely chopped
  • 12 skinless bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 lbs/1.5 kg)
  • 2 dried red chile peppers, optional
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cups (1 l) broccoli florets, blanched

Directions

Large (minimum 5 quart) slow cooker

1. In a skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 ml) of the olive oil over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add onions and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, oregano, salt and peppercorns and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add mushrooms and toss to coat. Add white wine and tomatoes with juice and bring to a boil.

2. Arrange chicken over bottom of slow cooker stoneware. Cover with sauce. Cover and cook on Low for 6 hours or on High for 3 hours, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a fork. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to a heatproof serving dish and keep warm in oven.

3. In a skillet, heat remaining 1 tbsp (15 ml) of the oil over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add chile peppers, if using, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add bell pepper and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add tomato sauce from slow cooker stoneware and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until slightly reduced and thickened, about 10 minutes. Add broccoli and cook until heated through. Combine with chicken and serve.

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Nutrients per serving

444kcal (22%)
116mg (12%)
87mg (144%)
80mcg RAE (3%)
1277mg
102mg
54g
7g
4g
17g
208mg (69%)
625mg (26%)
3g (16%)
15g (23%)
5mg (27%)