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Chicken Merlot with Mushrooms

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours

Makes

8 servings

Slow cooked and savory, this dish is perfect for any night of the week, and is sure to become a staple in your home.–Shelli McWilliam of Salem, Oregon
Chicken Merlot with Mushrooms Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup merlot or additional chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Hot cooked pasta, optional

Directions

  1. Place the mushrooms, onion and garlic in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with chicken.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the tomato paste, broth, wine, tapioca, sugar, basil, salt and pepper. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken is tender.
  3. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve with pasta if desired.

Can you freeze Chicken Merlot with Mushrooms?

Freeze cooled chicken mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add broth or water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces cooked chicken with 1/2 cup sauce: 310 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 373mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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