Monday, February 2, 2015

Creamy tomato slow cooker chicken from Betty Crocker

Betty Crocker is known for sharing some of the best recipes that can be found on the internet. When the following recipe was shared with me via their newsletter, I knew it was one I was going to have to share with you all, and try myself.

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb) 
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves 
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper 
  • 1 jar (15 oz) Alfredo sauce 
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained 
  • 1 pouch (8 oz) Old El Paso™ roasted tomato Mexican cooking sauce 
  • 8 oz uncooked pasta (such as penne or mostaccioli) 
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch 
  • 2 tablespoons water 
  • 1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (2 oz), if desired 
1 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Arrange chicken in bottom of slow cooker. Top with garlic, basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
2 In separate bowl, stir together Alfredo sauce, tomatoes and cooking sauce until well combined. Pour mixture over chicken.
3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours.
4 Ten to 15 minutes before serving time, cook pasta as directed on package. In small bowl, stir together cornstarch and water; stir into mixture in slow cooker. Increase heat setting to High; cook uncovered 5 to 10 minutes longer.
5 Serve chicken with pasta; top with cheese.

Expert Tips 
  • Combine this creamy tomato chicken with a beautiful garden salad for a perfect, well-rounded meal. 
  • If you happen to have any leftovers, pack it up right away for an easy lunch to take to work the next day! 
  • Don't have pasta on hand? This chicken dish also tastes great served over rice or quinoa.

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