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 guests.
Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 5-9 Hours.
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
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
1 Starch + 3 Meat (L) + 1 Fat
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
DISCLAIMER: WeightWatchers is a registered trademark of WeightWatchers International Inc. Points, PointsPlus and SmartPoints are trademarks of WeightWatchers International Inc. Authentic information about the program is only available at your local WeightWatchers meeting. This site is not affiliated with WeightWatchers International in any way and WeightWatchers has not reviewed this site for accuracy or suitability for WW members. Information on this site is based on recollections and assumptions of its author and is not warranted for any purpose by its author. All readers are encouraged to go to a WeightWatchers meeting for actual WW info. This site is presented under the rights of the First Amendment; rights worth fighting for. All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before starting a new fitness regimen.
IMPORTANT: This site is not qualified in nutrition or medicine. Diabetes is a serious disease that requires medical attention by a professional. The recipes on this site should not be taken as medical advice. Always use caution when reading a recipe, and always pay attention to exchange sizes. Blood glucose levels can be affected by not following individual dietary guidelines that are set in place by a medical physician. Some of the recipes do use small amounts of sugar. Please check with your physician first. Recipes with sugar are not suitable for all diabetics.