This is a sponsored post by Hunt’s® tomatoes. All opinions are my own.
The weather has been up and down lately, so I’ve been creating dishes that are beloved regardless of the weather, like our family favorite, Greek Chicken Chili in the crock pot. Between school, work, and extracurricular activities, my slow cooker has set up shop on my kitchen counter for months now, and I love that thing. It saves me time, just like Hunt’s Diced Organic Tomatoes save me a step in picking out ripe organic tomatoes and having to dice and season them ♥︎
Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Chili Recipe
2 lbs. boneless and skinless chicken breast
1 can (14 oz) giant white beans, drained
1 can (14 oz) Hunt’s Organic Diced Tomatoes
1/4 cup Greek olives (we used Agrinio olives), pitted and chopped
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
sea salt to taste
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1. Brown chicken 3 minutes on each side on stovetop before cooking (this step is optional but I personally love the extra flavor and texture that comes from browning the chicken first).
2. Place chicken at bottom of slow cooker and add in beans, Hunt’s Organic Diced Tomatoes, olives, and olive oil in crockpot in layers. Season with oregano, pepper, and salt to taste and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
3. With a wooden spatula, shred chicken in slow cooker. It will be very tender and easy to tear with gentle pressure. Stir chili.
4. Spoon chili into bowls and top with crumbled feta cheese. Serve and enjoy!
This is one of my favorite slow cooker chicken recipes because it has the deliciousness of chicken breast in a chili (which I love way more than ground beef chili), plus the freshness of juicy, wholesome tomatoes and a Mediterranean twist from the olives and oregano. I add olive oil because I savor the flavor, but if you’d like to cut down on the overall fat content you can skip it (there is enough liquid that naturally effuses from the chicken breast and tomatoes), and if crushed red pepper is too hot for you, substitute regular pepper.
Better tomatoes for my family
Hunt’s canned tomatoes are peeled by a process called FlashSteam™, which means instead of using chemicals like lye*, Hunt’s peels all its diced, whole, and stewed tomatoes using steam from simple hot water. This is how our grandmothers used to do it, and there are no chemical by-products put back into the earth as a result. It’s not the easiest way, but Hunt’s believes it’s the right way (and so do I).
We love Hunt’s Organic Diced Tomatoes because we always choose organic when it’s available. Chicken chili made with Hunt’s Organic Diced Tomatoes is one of my favorite recipes. Hunt’s uses non-BPA lined cans (which I admit is a concern of mine with canned foods), and they are ready-to-use for the best recipes. Hunt’s tomato products are 100% natural and non-GMO, with no artificial preservatives, and they are grown in California and picked at the peak of ripeness, going from field to can within hours to preserve their fresh flavor- unlike other tomatoes which ripen on the truck.
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*Lye Peeling is generally recognized as safe by the FDA and has no adverse effects on the healthfulness of tomatoes.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hunt’s. The opinions and text are all mine.