Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Thighs

The recent onset of chilly fall weather has brought the slow cooker out of its summer resting period, ready to provide a hearty, warm meal when we arrive home from work. In an effort to find more recipes to utilize our favorite fall cooking method, we ran across this simple, yet hearty recipe featuring chicken thighs (which were recently restocked). Enjoy!

Italian-Style Chicken Thighs

3 lbs. free range chicken thighs, skinned
1 (14.5-oz.) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, not drained
1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tbsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

  1. Place chicken thighs in a slow cooker.
  2. Combine next 6 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well. Pour sauce over chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and cook 4-5 hours, or until chicken is thoroughly cooked and tender. Yield: 6 servings.
- Adapted from Cooking Light

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