I *love* this recipe, my family loves this recipe ~ it is so good! Especially nice at this chilly time of year ~ comfort food!
Italian Chicken 4 large chicken breasts or 4 large leg quarters 1 green pepper, minced 1 red pepper, minced 1 small can mushrooms, do not drain 2 cans diced tomatoes, do not drain 1 can tomato paste 1 1/2 Tbls. miced garlic 1 Tbls. dried oregano (oregano is strong, so decrease this amount to suit your taste if needed) 1 1/2 tsp. dried parsley 2 Tbls. flour 2 tsp. brown sugar (this is used to offset the acidity in the tomatoes, so increase or decrease according to your taste)
First, skin and wash your chicken. Then place it in a crock pot. Next, mix all your dry ingredients. Add to that your tomatoes, tomato paste, mushrooms, and peppers. Mix well to form a nice sauce. Pour over the chicken. Cook on high 4 hours or on low 8 hours. Once chicken is done, serve it over buttered spaghetti.
* Sometimes I will run the peppers and mushrooms through the food processor to liquify them in order to hide them from my 12 year old son. He loves this recipe when he doesn't know he's eating the veggies, lol.
Save all of the extra sauce in your crock pot and use it as part of your stock in your next pot of veggie-beef soup/stew.