Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore with Black Rice

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore with Black Rice Makes 6 servings Active time: 10 minutes Total time: 3 hours

Delicious and requiring only ten minutes of active cooking, there truly is no reason why you can’t enjoy a homemade dinner on even your busiest day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups “Hinode” black rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 large onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper washed deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 8 ounce package sliced crimini mushrooms (mini bellas)
  • 6 bone in chicken thighs with skin removed
  • 2, 14.5 ounce cans of Western Family fire roasted tomatoes with garlic
  • 2, 14.5 ounce cans of Western Family reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary with leaves picked off
  • Salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Pour black rice into bottom of slow cooker
  2. Remove skin and place chicken thighs on top of rice
  3. Wash and cut bell pepper, peel and dice onion, pick fresh rosemary leaves from stem and, along with sliced mushrooms, place on top of chicken
  4. Pour tomatoes and chicken broth into slow cooker
  5. Place lid and set on high
  6. Cook for 2 hour and 45 minutes
  7. Let stand 5 minutes
  8. Stir and serve