Ok, so I'm usually not a fan of slow cooker recipes with more than one step. I know, I know. I just really like the "dump all the ingredients in, and turn it on" factor that I usually pin more complicated recipes, but never get around to trying them. Don't let the extra steps in this one turn you away, it is so SO worth it! Browning the chicken in the skillet before putting it in the crock gives the chicken a different flavor, and it also prevents it from falling apart to shreds. The red wine just takes the flavor up a notch!
Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken thighs about 7 minutes on each side, just enough to brown the outside, set aside. Spray in the inside of the Crockpot with nonstick spray. To the bottom, add strained tomatoes, sliced green pepper, garlic, seasonings, red wine, and sugar. Layer chicken thighs. Top chicken with chopped tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours. Serve over rice or pasta.
Looking for some more slow cooker chicken ideas? Here's a few to try:
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