Thursday, April 23, 2009

Moroccan Triple Pepper Chicken - Crockpot!

Very little makes me as a happy as being half way through a hard day and thinking about what I'm going to make for dinner once I get home and then remembering with a big smile on my face that I have dinner already cooking in the crock pot! Woo Hoo! Of course, the same old same old can get kind of boring after a while. So here is a new flavorful dish I hope you will enjoy! It was really good and had lots of terrific flavor!

I know this seems like a ton of ingredients, but it was all stuff I had on hand. The entire mixture came together in my crock pot this morning before work in about 7 minutes. No joke!
4 - 6 frozen chicken breasts
2 packages of sliced peppers and onions (or you can be really domestic and slice in strips 1 red, yellow and green bell peppers and 1 onion)
2 cloves of garlic minced
2 Serrano peppers sliced thin
1 can diced tomatoes
2 1/2 tsp. curry
2 1/2 tsp. paprika
2 tsp. thyme
2 1/2 tsp. cumin
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups fat-free chicken broth
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 1/2 TBSP. honey
1 small piece of dark chocolate
salt and pepper to taste

Layer one bag of peppers and onions in the bottom of your crock pot. Lay frozen chicken on top of the peppers and onions.
I love these bags of chicken. ~ I like the way the bag at chicken looks like it is floating above the counter!

Top with the other bag of peppers and onions.

Take the Serrano peppers and slice them thinly.
Add dried cranberries. Sprinkle spices and minced garlic on top.
Place chocolate piece in the middle of the entire mixture.
Pour chicken broth over the mixture. Top with can of tomatoes.

I think these fire-roasted diced tomatoes give it an awesome flavor.

Cook on low for 9 - 10 hours. If you are going to cook the food for about 7 hours, use thawed chicken breasts.
Once the chicken is cooked the entire way through, take the chicken breasts out of the crock pot and shred the chicken.

Add the chicken back to the crock pot and stir in the honey.

I served ours with Almond Couscous.

Loved this yummy dinner!

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