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Italian Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Breasts

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Italian Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Breasts
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 15 min
  • Servings 4
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Delicious sun-dried tomato chicken breasts – perfect for Italian cuisine made in slow cooker

Ingredients

1
package (3 ounces) sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed), cut into julienne strips (about 1 cup)
4
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound)
1/3
cup coarsely chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
1
package (8 ounces) sliced mushrooms (3 cups)
1
can (2 1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, rinsed and drained

Directions

  • 1 Place all ingredients in 2- to 4 1/2-quart slow cooker.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 9 hours or until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.
Tips  

The best way to cut sun-dried tomato halves into julienne strips is to use a kitchen scissors. You purchased bulk sun-dried tomatoes? You will need about 30 tomato halves for a cup of julienne strips.

Polenta, an Italian cornmeal favorite, is the perfect mate for this flavorful chicken dish. Either make your favorite polenta recipe, or purchase the polenta found in your supermarket's refrigerated-foods section of the produce area. Sauté thick slices of polenta in olive oil until golden brown on both sides. hot, whole green beans.

To make this a real Italian treat, sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese and about 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts. To toast the nuts, cook them in a heavy skillet over medium-low heat about 5 minutes, stirring frequently until they begin to brown. Then stir them constantly until they are golden brown and you can smell that wonderful nutty aroma.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
225
(
Calories from Fat
55
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
(
Saturated Fat
1g
)
Cholesterol
75mg
Sodium
650mg
Total Carbohydrate
16g
(
Dietary Fiber
4g
)
Protein
31g
Daily Value*:
Iron
22%
22%
Exchanges:
3 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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