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Friday, February 10, 2017

MiMi's Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Soup


     I know, I know.  This probably seems a bit out of character.  I mean it's not a big chocolate cake or anything.  But as unbelievable as it may be, we do eat real food every day around here.  Shockingly that includes vegetables, fruits and healthy soups.  Because it's good for us and I do have jeans to fit into.  I mean, priorities, right?!



      So on a busy day when we want something flavorful, healthy and easy this fits the bill.  A few minutes of chopping and prepping and you are off.  Even better, chop and prep the night before.  Then all you have to do is wake up, dump everything in the slow cooker and go on about your day.



     The best part is coming home to dinner that is almost ready to go.  Throw in some pasta, crank'er up and kick off your shoes.  Before you know it you'll have a hot bowl of soup in your hand and a smile on your face.  Just like that!  The best part is the flavors and the pasta are kid friendly too.  It is a dinner everyone will love without any fuss!

Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Soup

Ingredients:

6 garlic cloves, minced
2 green or red bell peppers, diced
1 14.5 oz can finely diced tomatoes
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 1/2 pounds chicken breast, cubed
6 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup dry minced onions
1 T sweet basil
1 T oregano
pinch red pepper flakes
8 oz dry rotini pasta


  1. Put all ingredients but the pasta into your slow cooker.  Cook on low for 7 hours or high for 4 hours. 
  2. Turn slow cooker to high if it isn't already, then add the pasta to the soup.  Continue to cook on high for 30 minutes or until pasta is al dente.
  3. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.

16 comments:

  1. I thought that was shaved parm on top! Oh yes to this in a slow cooker! Can't wait to try it. Happy weekend cuteness!!

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    1. I may have snuck a few shavings right off the cutting board too ;-) Doing the soup in the slow cooker makes it so easy! Thanks, Andrea!

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  2. Hi Carlee, cooking soup in the slow cooker is my favourite way of cooking it. There is nothing nicer than walking into the house and knowing food is hot and ready to eat. And I think slow cooked soup tastes so much nicer.

    xx

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    1. I think so too, it gives you the chance to get that all day simmered flavor without having to worry about burning or stirring! Thanks, Debbie!

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  3. Carlee, this recipe looks perfect! Next week the weather is getting chilly again, and so I will try this! Fix and forget, my favorite.

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    1. We were teased with really nice weather today, but we are back to highs in the low 40s next week. That's perfect soup weather, I'll need to make another batch! Thanks, Amy!

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  4. This soup sounds very comforting and the slow cooker makes it a fuss free recipe! Plus it's healthy. This is a lovely recipe:)

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  5. I bet this could be cooked in an instant pot too, may be with the chicken precooked. It sounds good. Thanks for visiting Family Joy Blog linkup again.

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    1. I really need to get on the instant pot bandwagon... the issue is I already have so many kitchen toys and only so much storage!

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  6. Hi Carlee, this soup looks and sounds so good! I love making soups in the slow cooker during the winter months. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

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    1. Thanks, Julie! This will definitely help warm you up on a cold day!

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  7. This looks so yum! I love the combitaions!

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    1. Thank you! They are some of our favorite flavors as well!

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  8. This sounds amazing! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I love reading your ideas!