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Slow Cooker Chicken in Tomatoes #Dei Fratelli Ripened Recipe Contest #National Tomato Month #Weekly Menu Plan

Slow Cooker Chicken in Tomatoes- simplelivingeating.com

This post is sponsored by Dei Fratelli. All opinions are my own. 

This is a great contest to enter... everyone loves tomato based recipes and Dei Fratelli's products are delicious and diverse. They have plain tomato ingredients,  along with Italian and Mexican flavors so you can keep things interesting with different flavor palettes. 

Here is my recipe for the contest and I plan on making another one with a Mexican flair.... oh, yes, by the way... my family loved this dish. You simply can't go wrong with tomatoes! 

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Dei Fratelli, a preferred tomato brand sold throughout the United States, announces its Seventh Annual Ripened Recipe Contest as a way to celebrate National Tomato Month. This national cooking competition will take place from October 1 through November 15. Home chefs are encouraged to create an original recipe using at least one Dei Fratelli tomato product, including the Dei Fratelli Truly™ Tomatoes that launched last year. The grand prize winner will receive a $250 VISA gift card, free Dei Fratelli products for a year, their recipe shared on the Dei Fratelli website, E-newsletter and social media pages, along with a YouTube video showcasing how to make the recipe for viewers.

Slow Cooker Chicken in Tomatoes: simplelivingeating.com

The Seventh Annual Dei Fratelli Ripened Recipe campaign is being held to not only celebrate National Tomato Month this October, but also to inspire a healthy curiosity among consumers for new ways to enjoy tomatoes. Tomato enthusiasts are to get creative and submit an original recipe using any Dei Fratelli products. Recipes using six ingredients or less and/or that can be prepared in under 45 minutes will receive a bonus from the judges as consumers are looking for simple and quick meals that are flavorful. Individuals may enter online at Facebook.com/DeiFratelli, at DeiFratelli.com, on Pinterest.com/DeiFratelli or via U.S. Mail.

Slow Cooker Chicken in Tomatoes: simplelivingeating.com

Slow Cooker Chicken in Tomatoes

by Diane Balch

preparation 10 minutes                                serves: 4 to 6


1 1/2 to 2 pounds of skinless, boneless chicken (light or/both dark meat)
8 ounces of crimini mushrooms, chopped stems removed
1 large onion chopped
6 potatoes peeled and quartered
1 28 ounce can of Dei Fratelli Chopped Italian Tomatoes Herbs & Olive Oil
1/2 cup of white wine
1/2 cup of chicken broth
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper 
1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons of corn starch


1) In a slow cooker layer the following ingredients in this order: onions, potatoes, chicken, and topped with mushrooms.

2) Whisk together: white wine, chicken broth, salt and pepper, cayenne, and corn starch. Mix this with the Chopped Tomatoes.

3) Pour the sauce over the ingredients in the crockpot and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

Great served with some crusty Italian Garlic Bread.

Weekly Menu Plan: 

Sunday: Spaghetti and Meatballs with Green Salad

Meatless Monday: Broccoli Quiche with Tomato Salad

Tuesday: Scallop with Double Carrots and Quinoa

Wednesday: Simple Black Bean Enchiladas with Sour Cream and Guacamole 

Thursday: Belgium Mussels and French Fries

Friday: Beef Stir Fry with Jasmine Rice

Saturday: Leftovers


  1. I love how simple this dish is Diane! I love their tomatoes, unfortunately my local grocery store stopped selling them. :(

    1. That's a bummer well you'll just have to use plain tomatoes and add some Italian seasoning.

  2. What a great fall dish! I need to utilize my slow cooker more.
    Thanks for linking up!

  3. Hello! I'm visiting from Fresh Foods Wednesday! This sounds really amazing. Plus I love recipes that include wine. ;)
    ~ Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

    1. Wine is the secret ingredient that makes lots of Mediterranean cooking taste so good. Thanks for stopping by Christine.

  4. I do love a slow cooker meal:) Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  5. Diane, I love this simple dish and in the Slow Cooker really free up some time. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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