Slow Cooking Thursday ~ Chicken and Mushrooms

Updated to add: This recipe was delicious and the aroma as it was cooking all day was amazing! The only thing I should point out is that when a recipe calls for quick-cooking tapioca they aren’t referring to seed tapioca….just a hunch I have….oops.

What a week it has been. I have been beaten down and dragged about but I think my cold turned flu captor is finally letting me see the light of day and rejoin the land of the living. Unfortunately my hubbie also came down with it at the same time. Needless to say my house is in the throes of disorganization and I cannot stand it a moment longer. I have so many things I want to discuss with you, including Oprah’s show yesterday, but first I need to get my house back into some sort of order. Since I haven’t been well enough to cook anything for the past three days I have had to re-adjust my menu plan. The chicken recipe I had planned to make on Tuesday I am instead making today. I’m going to share the recipe with you anyway just because it really does look good but do keep in mind it has not been tested as yet by me. I will update later tonight after I see how it turns out.

Chicken and Mushrooms

2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms

1 14 1/2 oz can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano

1 medium red sweet pepper, cut into bite size strips

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

1/4 cup dry red wine or canned beef broth

2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

3 cloves, garlic, minced

2 to 2 1/2 pounds meaty chicken pieces (breasts, thighs, and/or drumsticks), skinned

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Hot cooked pasta

Combine mushrooms, undrained tomatoes, the red sweet pepper, onion, wine, tapioca, balsamic vinegar, and garlic in a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker. Place chicken pieces on top. Combine salt, paprika, and black pepper; sprinkle on the chicken.

Cover; cook on low heat setting for 8 to 9 hours or on high heat setting for 4 to 4 1/2 hours.

Serve chicken in shallow bowls with mushroom-tomato sauce and cooked pasta. Makes 4 servings.

Source: Slow Cooker Favorites – BH&G 2007

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22 Responses to Slow Cooking Thursday ~ Chicken and Mushrooms

  1. 1
    Lori4squaremom says

    Oh, Laura, that chicken recipe sounds WONDERFUL! I’m adding it to my list of “want to trys”! It sounds just like something I would make 🙂

    Thanks so much!

    And I’m praying that you get to feeling 100% really soon…..did the kiddos get it too?

  2. 2
    Susanne says

    This looks absolutely yummy! Let us know if it translates into reality that way!

    Sorry to hear you’ve been so sick! Hope you’re feeling 100% soon!

  3. 3
    annie says

    Sounds good!
    Hope you continue to feel better…being sick is just no fun!

  4. 4
    Ribbon Rock Star says

    Great recipe!

    Feel better ! ! !


  5. 5
    Sandra says

    This sounds great Laura, I’m always looking for chicken recipes 🙂


  6. 6
    Alberta says

    If I hadn’t already planned on homemade spaghetti tonight, I may have given that a try. I will save it for next week though.

    Glad you are feeling better, I missed your blog du jour!

  7. 7
    Joan says

    Glad to read you’re on the mend. You’ve been missed!

    And thanks for the recipe! I’ve been debating about buying a slow cooker (I’m culinarily impaired) and your recipe has me convinced that a slow cooker is just what I need.

  8. 8
    Jill says

    Sorry to hear things are so out of whack for you and your family. I hate feeling that way! How I wish Hubbz would eat stuff like this because it sounds delicious!

  9. 9
    Honey says

    I’m glad you are starting to feel better! :O)

    One of these days I hope to join your menu plan Monday. We eat an odd diet,(some of us can’t eat eggs, gluten, dairy, artificial stuff…) but on a week we plan normalish stuff, I will try to plan to post. Fun stuff and a good reminder to PLAN! 🙂 Thanks for the motivation.

    I haven’t taken a picture of the toy storage in my laundry closet-in case you remembered. 🙂 We are thinking of just getting rid of the extra toys. If we don’t, I will take a picture after all. I don’t want to waste your time if I end up not needing it. 🙂 But let me know if you want to see anyway.

  10. 10
    Kim says

    I am so glad that you are feeling better. I hate it that you guys got sick. We did the flu thing over Christmas and it stunk! I’ll have to give your recipe a try. Let us know what you guys think of it.

    I’m glad you’re back!

  11. 11
    Denise says

    Laura – I watched the show on Oprah yesterday and thought, “hmm, I wonder what our little organizing junkie thinks about this!” Can’t wait to hear your review! I blogged about it myself last night.
    Thanks for the chicken recipe – sounds great!

  12. 12
    Overwhelmed! says

    This recipe sounds Yummy!

    I missed the Opra show. I’ll come back to read about your review.

    Hope your entire family is feeling better soon.

  13. 13
    Maggie says

    Oprah and Peter inspired me to put a bunch of non-fitting clothing into the give away box.

    I’ll have to try this recipe. It can cook for a long time!

  14. 14
    org junkie says

    Thanks everyone!

    Lori ~ yes my kiddos actually got it worse but thankfully not near as bad!!

    Honey ~ I always love to see pictures!!

    Joan ~ I’m a bit challenged myself in the cooking department but slow cooking I can do! Highly recommend it!

    I don’t know how my dinner tastes yet but boy does it smell delicious!!

  15. 15
    MotoMom says

    I caught most of the Oprah show, and read the recap online. I tried to get rid of some stuff last night, but just could not do it. Maybe this weekend I can tackle a couple of areas.

  16. 16
    Jen says

    I watched Oprah and tivo’d it and thought of you…I’am decluttering my bedroom today can you come over? I actually have a friend who does it for fun like you and she has been helping me. I just finished the closet and have other areas of the room to conquer. I’m getting it ready to show.Glad to hear you are better.

  17. 17
    Lynn says

    Why do I have the feeling that your house being in the “throes of disorganization” is still so much more organized than mine???? (sigh) Glad to hear that you are feeling better.

  18. 18
    Becky says

    I was wondering where you were! I’m glad you are starting to feel better! This recipe does look good…can’t wait to see if it is! Wishing you a speedy organizational recovery!!!

  19. 19
    Carrie! :o) says

    Awww, sorry you’ve been so sick. Hope you get your strength back real soon!

  20. 20
    Elizabeth says

    Glad to see you are better. Thanks for the recipe.

  21. 21
    Kelleigh says

    Hope you’re feeling stronger really soon! I’ll be joining up for Menu Plan Monday this coming week! Looks like fun!

  22. 22
    mjpuzzlemom says

    This goes on the must try soon list!




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