WW Recipe of the Day: Easy Chicken Cacciatore Stew
Today I'm sharing a recipe for Hunter Slow Cooker Chicken Stew from Snack Girl Lisa Cain's book, Snack Girl to the Rescue: A Real-Life Guide to Losing Weight and Getting Healthy with 100 Recipes Under 400 Calories .
It's a version of chicken cacciatore, that is as easy as it is healthy and delicious!
I'm a big fan of Lisa Cain and her SnackGirl website. So, I jumped at the opportunity to preview her cookbook, Snack Girl to the Rescue: A Real-Life Guide to Losing Weight and Getting Healthy with 100 Recipes Under 400 Calories .
Snack Girl to the Rescue is a real life guide to losing weight and getting healthy. It includes 100 easy delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that are all under 400 calories.
Lisa's mission is to share the secrets and recipes that have helped her stay fit and healthy, without sacrificing fun or flavor. She dishes up her realistic advice with humor and compassion. And advocates gradual changes that are sustainable and free of fads and extremes.
Her recipes are approachable and don't require too many ingredients.
We all need a few quick and easy go-to dinner options in our healthy cooking arsenal. So, I loved her Five Pantry Meals and accompanying grocery list. All the the ingredients for these five meals can be stored in your refrigerator, cupboard or freezer for two or more weeks.
I can't wait to test out the DIY cereal bars, Greek nachos, birthday carrot cake and thick dark chocolate drink.
Today I'm sharing her recipe for Hunter Slow Cooker Chicken Stew.
How Many Calories/WW Points in this Slow Cooked Chicken Cacciatore Stew?
According to my calculations each generous 2-cup serving has 333 calories and
3 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
8 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
I made only a couple of minor changes. I substituted a yellow bell pepper for green. Increased the garlic from 2 cloves to 4 and the oregano from 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon.
I find that slow cooker recipes require considerable more seasoning to satisfy our taste buds.
And to brighten up the dish, I stirred in 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar and some fresh chopped parsley just before serving.
I opted to go with warm crusty bread on the side.
We thought it was delicious. Mom agreed. Enjoy!
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Snack Girl Hunter Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Stew Recipe
1-½ pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 package (8 ounces) sliced fresh mushrooms
1 bell pepper sliced (I used a yellow one)
1 cup sliced onion (about 1 medium)
3 large carrots, peeled and cut into ½-inch chunks (I used 12 baby carrots sliced ½-inch thick instead)
2 garlic cloves peeled and minced (I used 4 cloves)
1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried oregano (I used 1 tablespoon)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar (optional)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Ideal slow cooker size: 6-quart
Place the chicken, mushrooms, bell pepper, onion, carrots, garlic, tomatoes and oregano in the slow cooker.
Cover and cook on LOW setting for 6 to 8 hours, or until the chicken and vegetables are tender.
Just before serving, taste and add salt and pepper to taste. (I also stirred in red wine vinegar and fresh chopped parsley at the end.)
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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