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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Chicken & Pepperoni - Low Carb Slow Cooker Supper

I have been a fan of pepperoni for as long as I can remember. Here is a recipe from Diabetic Living that incorporates today's leaner figure-friendly turkey pepperoni with succulent dark meat chicken in a no-fuss no-muss slow-cooker supper. At zero carbs you can enjoy this protein dense recipe with a crisp side salad or steamed veggies. It's what's for dinner in your LivingAfterWLS Kitchen!

Chicken and Pepperoni

6 (4-ounce) servings of chicken

3 1/2 to 4 pounds chicken legs and/or thighs, skinned
2 ounces sliced turkey pepperoni
1/4 cup sliced pitted ripe olives
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (2 ounces)

Place chicken in a slow cooker. Season chicken with 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Cut pepperoni slices in half. Add pepperoni and olives to slow cooker. In a small bowl whisk together chicken broth, tomato paste, and Italian seasoning. Add to mixture in cooker.

Cover and cook on low-heat setting 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting 3 to 3-1/2 hours.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken, pepperoni, and olives to a serving platter. Sprinkle chicken with cheese. Cover loosely with foil and let stand 5 minutes to melt cheese.

Per Serving: 209 calories, 33g protein, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 484mg cholesterol, 1g carbohydrate and 0g fiber.

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