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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 322.2
  • Total Fat: 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 56.2 mg
  • Sodium: 674.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.3 g
  • Protein: 31.3 g

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Slow Cooker Spanish Chicken

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Slow Cooker Spanish Chicken

Introduction

Roasted peppers and almonds pair with fresh parsley in this tangy Spanish-inspired sauce. Roasted peppers and almonds pair with fresh parsley in this tangy Spanish-inspired sauce.
Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

    Pepper Sauce
    1/4 cup sliced almonds
    1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
    2 roasted red peppers*
    1 small onion, peeled and quartered
    2 cloves garlic, peeled
    1 tablespoon sherry or white wine vinegar
    1 cup parsley leaves

    1 pound boneless chicken breasts, skin and fat removed, diced into 1/2-inch cubes
    1 (14.5-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
    1 (14.5-ounce) can white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    1 cup frozen peas


    * Use jarred peppers packed in water or roast them yourself. Watch this video to learn how.

Tips

Double the sauce and use as a pasta sauce or puree to use as a sandwich spread.

This dish incorporates three main ingredients from Spanish cuisine: roasted peppers, almonds, and paprika.

If you want dinner on the table sooner, remove the lid after five hours and allow the liquid to evaporate.


Directions

Toast the almonds in a skillet set over low heat, shaking the pan the entire time to keep the nuts from burning. When you start to smell the almonds, which means they are starting to toast, add the paprika and cook for 30 seconds more.

Immediately transfer the almonds and paprika to a small food processor, along with the remaining ingredients for the sauce, and pulse until everything is roughly chopped. Pour the sauce into the slow cooker, then add the chicken and tomatoes. Stir to combine and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
About 15 minutes before serving, add the beans, then add the peas five minutes before serving.

Serve with brown rice or pasta (calories not included).

Serving Size: Makes 5 one-cup servings.






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  • 52 of 53 people found this review helpful
    When bell peppers are cheap, buy a big bag and roast them, skin them and freeze them in small bags. They are there whenever you need them all through the year. - 3/3/12

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  • 15 of 34 people found this review helpful
    Don't rate a recipe you haven't tried. - 3/3/12

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  • 14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    OH MY GOODNESS! Chef Meg wins again. What an awesome way to cook chicken. I added some boned/skinned thighs too since some of my family doesn't care for white meat. This will be repeated in our kitchen many times. I served with a cucumber salad and a flour tortilla. GREAT!!! - 2/7/12

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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Loved this. Doubled the recipe & fit fine in the crock pot. IT was done in under 5 hours but left it on for 5. Serve it with brown rice. - 3/8/12

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  • O.K.
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I made this for dinner. It was okay. Not sure if I would make it again. I think I didn't like the flavor of all that parsley. It is something different to do with chicken breast though. So it's an okay recipe to use the shake things up a bit. - 3/8/12

    Reply from CHEF_MEG (3/4/13)
    Feel free to omit or reduce the amount of parsley OR you could substitute celery leaves or finish with chopped fresh chives. Chef Meg


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  • Very Good
    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
    The best word to describe this meal is "different." It's good, but the flavors are just that: different. - 3/8/12

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Very, very good! I am almost always disappointed in crockpot recipes but this one is a winner! - 8/7/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    As an spaniard I can tell you that itīs so good!! I have prepared dishes similar and this one so many times and I always enjoy them. - 10/27/12

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  • 5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    believe it or not, our local dollar store sells fire roasted peppers in the jar as well as so many other normally pricey items!! We hit that store every payday on our way home from the grocery store!! - 7/10/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! - 1/23/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty,but next time i think i will leave out thr almonds. - 2/23/13

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    five stars love this, making a triple batch this week, everyone like it, only doubleing the paprika this time too! - 1/12/13

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    First thing I've cooked off of SP and husband and I loved it!! - 1/6/13

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  • 3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    My mom made a spanish chicken in the crock pot using beer, green olives, and tomato paste. To lower the calories I use less green olives and some capers. I also use less beer. This looks like an interesting option. I think I'll try it. Another interesting option. - 5/1/12

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  • 3 of 19 people found this review helpful
    This sounds pretty good, and I was looking for something different to do with chicken. I don`t like the beans, can they be switched to some other kind, like black beans or pinto? - 3/22/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome... I read the notes and I'll add capers too but leave out the peas. My friend from Spain never used peas and I try to avoid them w/ their high sugar content, plenty of other veggies to use instead, but that's me! - 9/6/12

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  • Bad
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This did not have enough flavor for me. I might add red pepper flakes or something spicier if I make it again. - 4/29/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful, delicious Recipe !
    Thank-you ! - 2/26/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love the flavors because they are different than the same old same old! Made exactly as recipe said. - 4/21/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We loved this recipe! Made for a wonderful meal that tasted even better the 2nd night for leftovers. I used a jar of roasted red peppers and it was perfect! - 4/9/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    fantastic......loved it. - 4/3/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Flavor was different, but good. I will make it again, maybe with a tad bit more paprika. - 3/8/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've used black beans & corn instead. I don't have allot of time to cook so I used almond butter heat, just added the paprika to. Great recipe, will make often. - 3/4/13

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So good! - 7/16/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i find this reminds me of my moms parkira chicken .without sour cream . liked the addition of peas and beans . - 7/6/12

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  • I found it very good. Beter the next day. Roasted the peppers and added hot peppers. - 11/4/13

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  • I am going to try this next weekend. Looks too good to miss. - 7/20/13

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    i MIGHT TRY THIS AND LEAVE OUT SOME OF THAT PARLEY...THATS A HUGE AMT....

    lOVE THE NOTES PEOPLE ADD SO THAT ONE CAN DECIDE OTHER OPTIONS...WAY TO GO SPARKPEOPLE - 3/3/13

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  • Very good. - 1/22/13

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    wow that looks absolutely delicious!! I will need to try it very soon! thanks for adding water to my mouth haha! :) - 12/4/12

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    great - 9/14/12

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    sounds really good - will try it tonight! - 8/3/12

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    After reading all these posts, I am not sure I want to try this. - 7/15/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I ate this and it was so great! And my husband also loved it! This is something i will have to for much more dinners to come! - 7/6/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sound incredible! I'm making it tonight. Thanks - 7/6/12

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  • Very good. Never toasted almonds before with paprika - interesting. Tripled chicken but not all ingredients so not a true picture. Froze some for Thursday and will try suggestion below: feta cheese....next time add beer, green olive...etc.. Family wanted more salt... go figure. - 6/25/12

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  • I took out the onion and added in a can of corn instead. Added a bit of curry powder also. Very nice over pasta! - 6/24/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I had to half the recipe.....I have a small crockpot! - 6/22/12

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  • Yummy - 6/17/12

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  • It was a little to bland for my family so next time I will spice it up with chili powder and other seasonings. - 5/21/12

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  • The recipe was too bitter. I shaved a carrot to smooth it out. Served it over wide whole wheat noodles. It needs more complexity. - 5/15/12

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  • good - 5/1/12

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  • So good! My husband liked it very much. I didn't change the recipe at all. Thank you, Chef Meg! - 4/28/12

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  • A very easy and tasty Slow Cooker recipe.Thank you Chef Meg!
    I doubled it,so next day we used the chicken mix in Flour Tortillas.THe falvours was even better the next day,Yummy! - 4/21/12

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  • Very good. I garnished with feta cheese - 4/5/12

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  • awesome! - 4/4/12

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  • Absolutely delicious.So easy to prepare and easy to clean up. Very moist chicken, lots of flavor. - 3/4/12

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  • Have just finished eating this - delicious! Thanks Chef Meg! - 3/4/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This looks really good. I am allergic to all tree nuts. Do you think this would be as good without the almonds in it? - 3/4/12

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  • So good!!!!!!! - 3/3/12

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  • O.K.
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Looks good and versitile too. Can't wait to try. Thanks - 3/3/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looks very pleasing. Cant wait to try this. - 3/3/12

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  • very easy and good. I am making a big batch to take in lunches this week. - 3/3/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Loved the video on roasting peppers. thank you - 3/3/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will be making this very soon - it looks really good! - 3/3/12

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  • great - 3/3/12

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  • yummmcious! - 3/3/12

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good... - 3/3/12

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Looks good, but too many ingredients. II'll stick to my chicken with less ingredients. - 3/3/12

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  • really good--easy to make too- - 3/3/12

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  • Great! - 2/26/12

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  • loved this! - 2/9/12

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