Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 hrs
A family favorite. Adatped from Simple & Delicious.
- 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 8 ounces each)
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 3⁄4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
- 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried tarragon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons water
- hot cooked rice
- Place chicken in crock pot.
- Combine the tomatoes, 3/4 cup water, onion, bouillon and seasonings and pour over chicken.
- Cook on low for 3-4 hours.
- Pour cooking juices from crock pot into a saucepan.
- Combine cornstarch and 3 tablespoons of water until smooth.
- Stir into cooking juices and bring to a boil.
- Cook and stir until thickened.
- Serve with chicken and rice.
I have been making this dish for about a year now. At first I followed the recipe to the letter but I found the cornstarch in the sauce was a little over-kill (unless you really like a thick sauce) and I found it needed a little kick for the adults in the household. The version I most commonly make, and love, is to use fresh onion (1/4 to 1/2) chopped instead of flakes, fresh/minced garlic (3-4 cloves) instead of powder, I double the tomatoes and typically use petite diced when I am out of crushed and I have used pureed in a pinch. I also substitute a heavy hand of fresh chopped oregano, parsely and basil for italian seasoning (bare in mind I usually double the tomatoes). I haven't used the corn starch since the first time I made it - I find the sauce is a typical consistency and sops up nicely with garlic bread without the addition. Oh, and I love to add about 10 oz of whole baby bella mushrooms (halved if they are not so "baby") and some cracked black pepper to taste. I have also diced up zuccini and carrots and added that at the beginning to give the sauce a primavera taste.
Thank you for posting, I know I have tweaked this recipe, but I use it almost every 2 weeks and it is a family pleaser. Much appreciated!
One word will do, scrumptious! I made a single serving and the 3 hrs was a bit long for one breast but not bad, it was still moist. Instead of rice I paired it with spinach pasta. Easy (gotta love crock pot recipes) and simply delicious, it's a keeper!