This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Harvestland® by Perdue®. All opinions are 100% mine.

I’ve always believed that when you cook for your family you should use the very best ingredients available to you — and to keep the recipes you often use as simple as possible. Cooking can be therapeutic to you as the home cook, and coming together as a family to the dinner table has additional benefits for your family’s health. Simplicity is the key.

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Luckily it’s gotten easier in the modern world to cook for your family. My favorite secret weapon for a hearty, wholesome meal is my slow cooker. Try my Chicken Vesuvio (family-style recipe) with your family. Substitute your kin’s favorite root vegetables for a one-pot wonderful meal that will nourish the body and soul.

Family-style Chicken Vesuvio Recipe

chicken vesuvio

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 Harvestland® by Perdue® Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound small red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into wedges
  • 12 ounces edamame, shelled
  • 1 cup sweet yellow and red peppers, julienned
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, julienned
  • 3 tablespoons minced onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley for garnish

Directions

Lightly coat a frying pan with canola oil and place on a stovetop burner, set on medium-high. Warm the pan for a minute so it is hot enough to sear the chicken breasts.

Pat the chicken breasts dry with a paper towel. Using a barbecue brush, lightly coat the top of each chicken breast with canola oil. Season with a pinch each of sea salt, black pepper, and Italian seasoning. Place the chicken breasts in the hot frying pan, seasoned side down. Cook for about 6 minutes.

Immediately coat the remaining side of each chicken breast with oil. Season with one pinch each of sea salt, black pepper and Italian seasoning. Cover the pan with a lid until you’re ready to turn the chicken breasts. After you turn the chicken breasts, cook for another 6 minutes or until both sides are browned.

Place the potatoes, edamame, peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, onion, garlic and remaining sea salt, black pepper and Italian seasoning in a 6-quart slow cooker. Add chicken broth and white wine. Gently stir to immerse vegetables evenly in the broth mixture. This helps the vegetables to properly steam and cook evenly. Top the vegetables with the chicken breasts.

Cover the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3 to 3.5 hours (or LOW for 6 to 7 hours) until chicken breasts and potatoes are tender.

Transfer the chicken and vegetables to a serving plate. Top with juices from the slow cooker. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately.

Cook Time: 3 hours, 12 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.

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