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T his linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!     WELCOME to the August 2022  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: Keep cool during these last few weeks of summer with my delicious 3-Ingredient No Churn Ice Cream ! ___________________________ WELCOME to  HOME feature week of the August 2022  " You're the STAR " blog hop! Meet your HOME week Hosts   This week is HOME feature week Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs: Bev from Eclectic Red Barn Cindy from Mom, the Lunch Lady Niki from Life as a LEO Wife This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU! There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month.   The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:

Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken

 This mouthwatering crock pot chicken recipe features sweet, salty and earthy flavours of Tuscany. Slow cooked all day the chicken is fall off the bone tender and the sauce is simple yet full of flavour. 

Before the pandemic, when I used to work, the crock pot was my best friend. It was so easy to prepare everything the night before, throw it all in, turn it on and forget it; only to return home to the house smelling like heaven. Now that I can not work, I don't bring the crock pot out that often. I do use it for ribs and pulled pork, but since I have tons of time on my hands I usually just whip dinner up in the evening. 

I recently purchased chicken thighs with the intention of making Crock Pot Lemon Chicken. Then I remembered that my SO is not crazy about lemon, so I decided to make something he would be more inclined to like. I love that he is Italian, because Italian food has always been something I've loved cooking and eating. I didn't want this recipe to be too time consuming, so I went the simple route with minimal spices and some delicious white wine. 

The chicken was tender, the sauce paired perfectly with the pasta, which soaked up all that delicious flavour. 

Tuscan Chicken with Sage

2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 onion finely, chopped
2 cloves garlic, grated
1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tsp ground sage
1/2 tsp dried basil
1 C dry white wine
6 bone-in skinless chicken thighs
1 box of fettuccine noodles
4 C broccoli florets

In a skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until translucent; about 3 minutes. Add the garlic, salt, pepper, basil and sage; cook for one minute. Add in the wine and bring to a boil. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the wine has reduced by one third.

Place chicken in the bottom of a 2 qt slow cooker and pour wine reduction over the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hrs.

Remove chicken from slow cooker and loosely cover with foil. Let rest while you cook the pasta.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add in the pasta and cook according to package directions; adding the broccoli in for the last 5 minutes of the cooking time. Drain and return to the hot pot. Pour the, strained cooking liquid from the slow cooker over the hot pasta and toss. Serve pasta in a large shallow bowl, with chicken on top.

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  1. This looks amazing! We will be adding this recipe to our menu next week!

  2. As the cold weather settles in I am always on the look out for crockpot recipes. Can't wait to try this

  3. SOmehow you managed to make chicken look really, really good! This recipe is totally happening in my house this weekend!

  4. This looks amazing, Cindy! I can't wait to try this one :)

  5. Italian food is the best! There's a storm in my stomach only reading this haha. You've sorted my dinner again, thanks!:))

  6. I love making easy chicken meals! This looks delicious and full of flavor. :)

  7. I love dishes with white wine, it adds so much flavor! Plus anything made in the crock pot has my name on it, especially something served with pasta!! Yum!

  8. I bet this chicken is tender and yummy. Slow cooking chicken is the way to go. Definitely making this soon.

  9. I love using the crockpot, think it is one of the best inventions ever! 😂
    I love this recipe! It can feed a big family too, which is perfect for me because we got lots of mouths to feed. I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  10. That sounds amazing! I use my crock pot often and I just love how the smell permeates the whole house. Pinned.


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