Crockpot Chicken Pizza

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Crockpot Chicken Pizza  from Busy Cooks
8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 bell peppers, cut into 1" pieces
2 cups pasta or pizza sauce
1 cup shredded pizza cheese

Directions:  Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning and place in a 4-5 quart crockpot. Top with onions, garlic, and bell peppers and pour pasta or pizza sauce over all. Cover crockpot and cook on low 4-6 hours until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Stir well, then sprinkle with cheese and let stand 5 minutes to melt cheese. Serve over hot cooked pasta or rice. 8 servings

-I used 4 chicken breasts.
-I used 4 garlic cloves.
-I only used 1 green bell pepper.
-I used about 6 or 7 fresh mushrooms.

Here's what I started with:

Here's what I do:

#1 I just put everything in the crockpot and cooked it on low for 4 hours.


This chicken had really good flavor.  Since I used spaghetti sauce, the Italian seasoning and bail that I added just added to the flavor of the sauce. 

I was surprised, though, that the chicken was actually kind of dry.  There was plenty of sauce/juice but it just didn't make its way into the chicken.  I did leave the chicken breasts whole and didn't shred it up so I'm thinking that may have been a mistake.

This wasn't a bad dish.  I think with a change or two it would be pretty good.

Hope you enjoy!


crockpot recipe said...

Well, it does looks okay. As with the chicken being dry, maybe if you seer it first in olive oil, perhaps it'll do the trick. Although of course the whole idea of crockpot recipes is that it's basically a one step dish, lol! Anyway, that's what I do when I'm using lamb chops or beef shanks for crockpot recipes. I seer them in oil, it sort of locks in the moisture. I'll be giving this a try, I'd probably use chicken thighs though, I find chicken breast, too bland, :)

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