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Slow Cooker Zucchini Chicken

by evh on October 29, 2014

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It’s here. That coo-coo crazy time when the calendar fills up some how before you can even turn it over to the new month. Parties, parties, and more parties mixed together with events, events, and more events. Thus making it a time more than ever that we need healthy options for weeknight dinners that are easy to throw together so we can get the job done that needs to be done. This week it was a glue-gun crazy Halloween costume making extravaganza, followed by two elementary school fall parties, and a family neighborhood party –– whew. Every year, because of all of the said hoopla, I get a little more excited about the idea of crockpot dinners. I mean, really, what would we do without them in our lives? They might be right up there with the phone as far as usefulness and ease. Still seeing zucchini at the markets not only makes me happy but makes this dish more flavorful and hearty. Slow Cooker Zucchini Chicken laced with tomatoes, garlic and cilantro, poured over brown rice and topped with some cotija cheese makes this weeknight dinner not only a breeze but gives you some time to go remove all of that glue and glitter from your fingers.

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Slow Cooker Zucchini Chicken
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Servings Prep Time
4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Slow Cooker Zucchini Chicken
BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list
Yum
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh chicken breasts
  • 2 medium zucchini chopped
  • 1 28 ounce can stewed tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 cup white onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 cup cotija cheese crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6-8 cups cooked brown rice
Servings: -6 servings
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Instructions
  1. Place whole chicken breasts, tomatoes, onions, white wine, garlic, and half of the cilantro into the slow cooker on low heat and cook for one hour. After one hour add in zucchini, salt, and pepper and continue to cook for one more hour on low heat. After second hour, remove chicken breast and using two forks, shred meat. After meat is shredded return chicken to the slow cooker, turn off heat, and stir until well combined.
  2. Finally spoon out 3/4 cup to 1 cup of rice into each serving bowl and top with a 3/4 cup to 1 cup of the chicken mixture. Top each serving with a sprinkle of the cilantro and cotija cheese and serve.
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