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Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Pasta Sauce

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This spicy chicken recipe is made with Italian sausage slices, chicken breasts, tomatoes, and chopped vegetables. This is a flavorful main dish sauce to make for spaghetti or other pasta.

Yield: Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushrooms
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes, Italian seasoned
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3 sweet Italian sausage links
  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves, cut in strips
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning*
  • red pepper flakes, to taste, optional

Preparation:

Heat oil in skillet. Saute onion and garlic until light brown. Remove.

Add sausage; brown on all sides. Add chicken and cook just until browned. Drain off excess fat. Slice sausages in 1-inch pieces. In slow cooker combine all remaining ingredients with the onions and garlic. Add the sausage then top with the chicken strips. Cover and cook on LOW 4 to 6 hours, until chicken is tender but not dry.
Serve this tasty sauce over hot cooked pasta. Serves 4.
*Homemade Italian Seasoning

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