Friday, April 23, 2010

Weight Watchers Chicken Cacciatore in the Crock-pot

Some people have the notation that if it's good for you, or if it's a diet/low calorie recipe then it has to taste bad. People think that just because it's weight watchers it has to taste like cardboard, or have no taste at all. This recipe is none of them, in fact it's a amazing recipe and I can't wait to make it again.

This recipe was meant to be made on the stove top, however I adapted it to work in the crock-pot. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I have. Happy cooking!

1/4 cup flour
Salt and pepper to taste
8 chicken legs (I use breast meat)
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 garlic cloves, chopped (I like to use more)
1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups)
1 red pepper, chopped
8 ounces fresh mushrooms, quartered
24 ounces canned diced tomatoes 16 ounces tomato sauce
1 cup dry red wine (optional)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano

Combine the flour, salt and pepper in a large dish.

Roll the chicken pieces in the flour until lightly coated.

Heat a large Dutch oven on medium high. Add the olive oil and lightly brown the chicken on all sides.

Set the chicken in crock-pot and add the garlic, onion, red pepper and mushroom.

Cook on low for 8 hours.

NUTRITION ESTIMATE 189Cal; 11g Protein; 6g Tot Fat; 1g Sat Fat; 19g Carb; 3g Fiber; 666mg Sodium; 36mg Cholesterol; Weight Watchers 4 points

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