This load-and-go slow-cooker chicken recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Serve this Tuscan-inspired dish with crusty bread, a glass of Chianti and a salad. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2019

Adam Dolge


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine beans, broth, onion, carrots, rosemary and Parmesan rind in a 6-quart slow cooker. Top with chicken. Cover and cook on Low until the beans and vegetables are tender, 7 to 8 hours.

  • Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board; let stand until cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes. Shred the chicken, discarding bones.

  • Return the chicken to the slow cooker and stir in kale. Cover and cook on High until the kale is tender, 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Stir in lemon juice, salt and pepper; discard the Parmesan rind. Serve the stew drizzled with oil and sprinkled with Parmesan and parsley.


Tip: To save time, you can substitute 4 (15 ounce) cans no-salt-added cannellini beans (rinsed) for the soaked dried beans.

Equipment: 6-qt. slow cooker

Nutrition Facts

493 calories; 10.9 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 68 mg cholesterol; 518 mg sodium. 1557 mg potassium; 53.8 g carbohydrates; 27.4 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 44.2 g protein; 4793 IU vitamin a iu; 20 mg vitamin c; 32 mcg folate; 199 mg calcium; 7 mg iron; 149 mg magnesium;

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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
Easy to make but bland. I like natural flavors and don t like to over spice my food but this needed help. It needed more rosemary more salt and lacked a bit more of a punch. I had a feeling it would need more than what it called for so I added two cloves of chopped garlic - which didn t do much. I also used a hand blender to purée some of the stew as we like when it has that texture. We ended up drizzling some truffle oil on it - which we liked. Look it s ok and it s easy but it s not wow! I have to make that again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
What do they mean by soaked beans? Are you supposed to soak them overnight or just rinse them? Seems overkill to soak them overnight and then slow cook for 7 hours. Also would be more than 15 minutes prep. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
This was horribly bland. I had to add a lot of salt and ultimately season it with these and oregano. The rosemary cabt carry this dish by itself. I won't make again. it was not comforting or savory. at all. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I didn't make any changes followed the receipt to a "T". It was excellent. I will make it again. Best part it was very easy to make. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Made this the other night and have been enjoying the leftovers. Used boneless skinless chicken but otherwise followed the recipe. Husband and I both agreed this would be added to the winter meal rotation as it s super easy for either of us to make. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I haven't made this dish but it sounds like it would be delicious! Question - Are the chicken breasts skin-on? The recipe didn't specify and this is a healthy eating site so........? Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Left out parmesean cheese & rind but overall a very good recipe to have on hand to feed four hungry people plus I added yellow rice & green beans on the side for a very filling meal on a cold day to relax and watch the snow fall!!!?????? Read More