French Chicken Stew

Layer this chicken and vegetable stew recipe in your slow cooker and let the delectable aroma greet you when you arrive home to a ready-made meal.

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  • 4 cups sliced button and/or stemmed shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly diagonally sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red potato, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup pitted ripe olives, halved
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence or dried Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (1-3/4 to 2 pounds total)
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 14 ounce jar tomato pasta sauce or one 16-ounce jar Alfredo pasta sauce
  • French bread (optional)
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In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker combine mushrooms, tomatoes, carrots, onion, potato, green beans, olives, broth, wine, tapioca, herbs de Provence, thyme, and pepper. Place chicken on top; sprinkle with seasoned salt.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.
Stir in pasta sauce. If desired, serve with French bread.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 219, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 83, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 17, Monounsaturated fat (g) 2, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 3, sugar (g) 6, pro. (g) 23, vit. A (IU) 2770, vit. C (mg) 15, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 8, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 28, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 629, Potassium (mg) 528, calcium (mg) 91, iron (mg) 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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