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Slow Cooker Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Peppers #Weekly Menu Plan

Slow Cooker Chicken w/ Sweet & Spicy Peppers: simplelivingeating.com

When the weather gets warmer my family's schedule gets busier. That means it is time to get the slow cooker out, because I don't want to be tempted to spend a week's worth of grocery money on one meal and eat twice as much food as I need to, by going out to dinner. 

This is an easy meal to put together quickly in the morning or leave it overnight in your refrigerator to put it on to cook before you leave the house for work. If "Hot and Sweet Cherry Peppers" are too spicy for your family, substitute plan cherry peppers or any jarred pepper you prefer. 

Slow Cooker Chicken with Sweet & Spicy Peppers

by Diane Balch
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours on low to medium, 6 ho
Keywords: slow-cooker soup/stew gluten-free chicken

Ingredients (6 to 8 servings)
  • 2 large onions chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 4 potatoes cubed
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1/2 cup of dry white wine
  • 12 teaspoons of dried oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces of Hot and Sweet Cherry Peppers (I used Trader Joes) with liquid


1) Microwave the potatoes on high for 3 minutes before you put them into the slow cooker.

2) Put the onions, celery, potatoes in slow cooker. Place the chicken on top of these ingredients.

3) Whisk together: EVOO, wine, oregano, salt, and pepper. Pour it over the chicken.

4) Pour jar of peppers over the chicken and let it cook for 8-10 hours on medium-low or 6 hours on high.

5) Shred chicken before serving. Rustic bread goes well with this stew.

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Weekly Menu Plan:

Meatless Monday: Black Eye Beans in Chicken Broth with Leftover Vegetables over Brown Rice

Tuesday: Shrimp Roasted Red Chili Paste Stir Fry over White Rice

Thursday: Hot Dogs with Baked Beans and Roasted Potatoes

Friday: Spaghetti with Clam Sauce and Green Salad

Saturday: Leftovers


  1. We've been using our slow cooker more these days too. We all seem to be very busy.

    1. Good to hear. It does guarantee a hot meal at the end of the day.

  2. This stew looks delicious, Diane. I love the addition of the peppers.

  3. Hi Diane,
    We would just love this Slow Cooker recipe, I love the flavor combination, thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  4. Looks delicious very nice, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  5. Hey, I just wanted to drop a note and invite you to come join us at Sunday's Simple Homemaker Link-Up. Would love to have you link-up!! http://www.prairiegalcookin.com/sundays-simple-homemaker-5th-weekly-link-up/


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