Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Italian Chicken with Sausage and Peppers

From Favorite Brand Name Recipes

2 1/2 pounds chicken pieces, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2-3/4 pounds Italian sweet sausage
1 onion, chopped
2 green bell peppers, chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (15oz) tomato sauce
1 can (19oz) tomato soup
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp basil
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper

Rinse chicken; pat dry. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken skin side down. Cook about 10 minutes, turning to brown both sides. Remove from skillet.
Add sausage to skillet and cook 4-5 minutes or until browned. Remove and cut into 1 inch pieces. Drain off all but 1 tablespoon fat from skillet.
Add onions, carrots, bell peppers and garlic to skillet. Cook 4-5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Add tomato sauce, tomato soup, oregano, basil and bay leaf; stir well. Season with salt and pepper. Add chicken and sausage back to skillet. Transfer to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or on high 4-6 hours.

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