Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Crock Pot Chicken Fagiole

Crock Pot Chicken Fagiole
serves 6

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup onion -- chopped
3 cloves garlic -- minced
3 cups fat-free chicken broth
2 15-oz. cans stewed tomatoes
2 15-oz. cans great northern beans
2 cups whole wheat macaroni -- small, uncooked
1 tablespoon parsley -- chopped
1/2 tablespoon basil -- chopped
salt and pepper -- to taste
2 cups boneless skinless cooked chicken breast -- chopped

In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; add onions and saute till tender. Add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and combine well. Transfer to crockpot and cook on Low for about 6 hours. Option: Top with shredded fat-free parmesan cheese.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: A big green salad and a bowl of raw baby carrots with your ! ! favorite dressing as a dipping sauce.

NOTES: I'd recommend not adding the pasta in the beginning. Here's what I'd do... Cook the pasta as directed on the stovetop about 20 minutes before serving. Then stir in to the crock pot, let warm, and serve. Otherwise, the macaroni gets too squishy.

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