Recipes for Crockpot or Slow Cooker Chicken Dishes

Chicken and your slow cooker or crockpot go to gather like eggs and bacon! Chicken is a favorite in most families and the crockpot or slow cooker is the wise and busy cooks best friend! This recipe for Crockpot Stewed Chicken is an easy way to stew a chicken for a meal, to make your own chicken broth, or to have chicken to include in other recipes as needed. The Chicken Spaghetti recipe combines two family favorites with ease.

CHICKEN SPAGHETTI
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
salt and pepper to taste
1 can (8-oz) tomato sauce
1 can (6-oz) tomato paste
1/4 cup water
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 tsp sugar
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Grated Parmesan cheese
Hot cooked spaghetti for 4 servings

Generously sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper; place in slowcooker or crockpot. In a small bowl combine the tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, garlic, oregano, basil, and sugar together well; pour over the chicken in the cooker. Put lid on cooker and cook chicken on low setting for approximately 8 hours.
Remove the chicken from the cooker to a warm platter. Turn cooker to high setting and stir in the mozzarella cheese. Replace lid and cook until the cheese is melted and the sauce is heated thoroughly.
To serve, divide the spaghetti into four servings. Top each serving with a chicken breast and a fourth of the sauce. Sprinkle with the grated Parmesan cheese.

CROCKPOT STEWED CHICKEN

1 (approx 4 lb)stewing chicken, cut up
4 stalks celery with leaves, cut up
4 cups water
1 small yellow onion, sliced
2 parsley sprigs
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp dried thyme, crushed
1/4 tsp marjoram
1/4 tsp celery salt

Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker or crockpot. Cover the pot and cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours. Remove the chicken from the pot. Pour the chicken broth through a strainer and store in the refrigerator in a covered container. Allow to chill. As soon as the chicken is cool enough to handle, remove the meat from the bones, discarding the skin and bones. Store chicken in another covered container in the refrigerator to use as needed.

Yield: This will give you about 4 cups cooked chicken and 4 cups chicken broth to use in recipes as you desire.

Enjoy!
For more of Linda's slowcooker and crockpot recipes visit her blog at http://grandmasslowcookerrecipes.blogspot.com/ For her quick and easy recipes check out another of her blogs at http://grandmasquickfixrecipes.blogspot.com/
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