Crock Pot Italian Chicken & Potatoes

Yo, yo, yo Foodies! It’s Tuesday. It’s raining. It’s a perfect day for hot chocolate; yet, I have no milk.

Oh and my dog is wet. I need an adequate raincoat and rain boots for him.

Likely situation: he’ll tear the boots off.

Rain, mud and snow are a lethal combination when you have a long haired dog. Life is all fun and games until his hair is soaking wet and he smells like a dumpster diving terror.

Whatever.

I have not cooked since Thursday, November 17, 2011. I think. I started to go through withdrawal almost immediately, but then my week of chaos took over and I only had time to focus on my website and you foodies later in the evening, when my brain had no ability to function. I apologize again for being incredibly absent last week. I will do my best to plan better; but, life has a way of throwing intense curveballs your way when you’re not looking.

Outcome: bruise on face. Yep, that was me last week.  {No not literally – I really don’t need you all thinking I actually had a bruise on my face from some horrific instance. Remember, it was an analogy after all!}

Currently I am sitting at our make-shift dining room table {really a card table, but that’s another story} watching Roseanne reruns. I was never allowed to watch Roseanne, but I did when my parents were not around. Now it seems it’s one of the only television shows that helps my brain stop focusing on all of the stress and anxiety I am feeling. For that I will be forever grateful… oh and to Netflix, too – for they are the reason I can watch Roseanne all day today.

Wondering why I am even writing something today? I mean, I have not cooked anything for more than a week. Well, I do have some clutch recipes that I have not blogged about. I have them in my little notebook, tucked away, ready to be debuted to the world. They are not the most gourmet recipes, but let’s face it I am not that gourmet, either {at least not at this point in my life}. Today I have an easy and delicious Crockpot Italian Chicken and Potatoes recipe. It incorporates some of my kitchen’s basic staples, which makes it a great go-to recipe.

Nutritional Information:
Serving Size: 1/6th
Calories: 285.6
Fat: 3.1 g
Carbohydrates: 30.75 g
Fiber: 3.25 g
Protein: 33.75 g
Points+: 7

Here is what you will need:

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Roasted Garlic & Onion Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 (10 ounce) can Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
  • 1 (8 ounce) can Tomato Sauce
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 5 potatoes, medium dice
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic powder
  • ½ tablespoon cayenne pepper

Directions:

  • In a large crock pot, add all of the ingredients

  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 5 to 6 hours {or until the chicken is completely cooked!}
  • Shred the chicken into medium sized pieces before serving

This recipe is easy. I mean, you prepare it and forget it for several hours. Um, hello? This is not rocket science! I hope you all give this a try sometime soon, especially on those days where you have a ton of things to do outside of the house. Put it in your crock pot before you leave and when you get home you’ll have a perfectly great meal! {Add a little garlic bread and voila! You’ve got a meal!}

Until Next Time,

Happy Crock pot cookin’

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