Chicken Cacciatore with Cremini Mushrooms
The cremini mushrooms bring selenium and potassium, not to mention a wealth of B vitamins, to this dish. Heat aids in the availability of certain carotenoids, so the cancer-fighting antioxidant lycopene present in the tomatoes grows even more powerful through the cooking process. This dish is great paired with a slice of thick-cut whole-grain bread or a serving of healthy brown rice.
Body+Soul, January/February 2009
- Prep Time 15 minutes
- Total Time 4 hours, 15 minutes
- Yield Serves 4
- 1 whole chicken, cut into 10 pieces, skin removed
- 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, quartered
- 1 can (28 ounces) whole peeled plum tomatoes in juice, drained, and broken up
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
- 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
- 1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- In a 5-quart slow cooker, stir together chicken, mushrooms, tomatoes, flour, wine, celery, onion, rosemary, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
- Cover; cook on high setting until meat is tender, 4 hours. Do not lift the cover of the slow cooker while cooking. To serve, discard rosemary sprig.
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