Crockpot Chicken Vesuvio

Crockpot Chicken Vesuvio is an easy and delicious recipe created by an Italian chef  shortly after World War II. A very popular dish in Chicago restaurants to this day. This version is all done in a slow cooker. This is an easy recipe that takes only (20) minutes to prepare and simmers all-day for a delicious chicken meal. Key Ingredients: Chicken thighs, potatoes, onions, bell peppers and green peas. It is also a healthy, low calories, low carbohydrates, low sodium, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (7 SmartPoints), (6 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (8) servings. Crockpot Chicken Vesuvio will by loved by all of your family, friends and guesslowcooker-chicken-vesuviots.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 5-9 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb small new red potatoes, quartered
1 small onion, cut lengthwise in half, then crosswise into thin slices
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
6 garlic cloves, minced
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (2 lb total)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup frozen green peas
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

DIRECTIONS:

1. Place potatoes, onions, peppers and garlic in a slow cooker; top with chicken. Whisk flour, dressing and lemon juice together until blended; pour over ingredients in slow cooker. Cover with lid.

2. Cook on LOW 7 to 9 hours or HIGH 5 to 6 hours.

3. Stir in peas; cook, covered, 10 minutes or until peas are heated through. Sprinkle with the parsley.

YIELD: 8 Servings.
Serving Size: About 1 Cup per serving.

Weight Watchers (7 SmartPoints), (6 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1

Diet Exchange:
1 Starch + 3 Meat (L) + 1 Fat

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 250, Total Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 105mg, Sodium: 250mg, Sugars: 4g, Carbohydrates: 19g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 21g, Vitamin A: 20 %DV, Vitamin C: 30 %DV, Calcium: 2 %DV, Iron: 10 %DV

Original recipe and image from Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/slow-cooker-chicken-vesuvio-168182.aspx

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