Slow Cooker Rosemary and Red Pepper Chicken Recipe -
Slow Cooker Rosemary and Red Pepper Chicken Recipe
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Slow Cooker Rosemary and Red Pepper Chicken

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"In Italy, spirited chicken dishes like this one are known as 'pollo alla contadina' or peasant-style chicken. Serve with pasta such as fettuccine or linguine."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    7 hrs

    7 hrs 20 mins


  1. In a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker, combine onion, bell pepper, garlic, rosemary, and oregano. Crumble sausages over onion mixture. Rinse chicken and pat dry; arrange in a single layer over sausage. Sprinkle with pepper. Pour in vermouth. Cover, and cook on Low setting for 5 to 7 hours, or until chicken is tender and cooked through when pierced.
  2. Transfer chicken to a warm, deep platter, and cover to keep warm.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together cornstarch and cold water. Stir into cooking liquid in slow cooker. Increase heat to High, and cover. Cook, stirring 2 to3 times, until sauce is thickened (about 10 more minutes). Season to taste with salt. Spoon sauce over chicken, and sprinkle with parsley.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 09, 2005

This was awesome!!! No dry chicken if you add some liquid, my changes: crush the rosemary; 1 lb sausage, browned; 4 pcs chicken; white wine instead of vermouth; add 1 cup marinara sauce; add 1 (14 oz) can of chicken broth. I had to double the cornstarch mixture because of the increased liquid. It was really great, a definate keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 26, 2004

I think with some modifications this could be a tasty meal. It smelled wonderful in the beginning. I cut the chicken into large chunks and that could be why it cooked in 3-4 hours. The chicken and the ground pork were very dry. Also the sauce was very bitter with only the vermouth. I had to add quite a bit of salt and a few big scoops of sugar to lessen the bitterness. I cook by recipes mostly and am not that great at modifying a base with vermouth only. So, others may know just what this recipe needs. Linguine was a good pasta for this.

Aug 22, 2005

Great comfort food for a cold winter night!! I used white cooking wine and added a can of Italian style diced tomatoes, which provided more liquid.

Jun 01, 2004

My husband and I both thought this was excellent and VERY flavorful. It does need salt added to the crock pot ingredients before cooking for 5-7 hours. Also, I used chicken broth instead of the vermouth in the main recipe. You can make a lot more sauce than the recipe calls for and I think that it really adds to the dish. I used about 1/4 cup of bisquick (instead of cornstarch) and more chicken broth (instead of water) to make the sauce and it was delicious over the chicken and thin spaghetti I served it with. You can not go wrong with a low fat/low calorie/low carb meal that tastes this good!

Aug 17, 2010

Quite enjoyable: Chicken was a bit dry, but sauce was very tasty. Carmelized onions & peppers before adding to crock pot. Also cut breasts in half and browned chicken and sausage (removed casing) before adding to pot. Added 1/2 cup white wine, 1/2 cup chicken stock, sliced mushrooms to crock pot. Doubled spices and cornstarch. Served over tortiglioni with a Pinot Grigio.

Jul 15, 2005

My Whole family loved this recipe! My son even requests it! I did add a bouillion cube to the sauce at the end and only cook it for 4 hours so the chicken is not over cooked.

Oct 27, 2005

I needed a recipe to feed a group of people that I had invited over from church and I needed something easy because I work two jobs. This crockpot recipe looked ideal. I did all the work the night before and then just put the crockpot on in the morning. I served this with Italian Green beans, corn pudding, a mandarin orange spinach salad and a fruit truffle. There wasn't one piece of food left and several asked for the recipe. It was WONDERFUL

Jan 25, 2011

Fantastic!!!!! lo calorie and delicious! my sons loved it (8 and 6 years old). that's a huge compliment for chicken that is not in mcnugget form.


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  • Calories
  • 201 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 32 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 457 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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