Growing up in an Italian home, comfort food was pasta with homemade sauce and Italian bread. Warm Italian bread with real butter, I can close my eyes and almost taste how good it was. I still love it but I cannot eat heavy food like that every day. I don’t know if it affects you the same as it does me, but I am ready for a nap just thinking about it.
Today, I love to find recipes for a new kind of comfort food. For me, that means hearty and delicious meals using top quality, seasonal, fresh ingredients that don’t leave me feeling sluggish. If I can cook it in the slow cooker and come home to a healthy meal that is ready to serve, that gets extra bonus points and goes into my regular rotation for those extra busy nights.
I don’t feel like premium food is an indulgence. I cut back in some areas so I can feed my family with the best local, fresh ingredients. We have evolved and embraced this new way of eating without sacrificing taste.
Today I’m sharing a healthy recipe that fits all of the criteria for the new comfort food. My family loves this easy recipe that you can put in the slow cooker and I think you will too.
Slow Cooker Chicken with Rosemary and White Beans
Add Great Northern Beans, carrots and celery in a slow cooker. Mix well.
Place the chicken on top.
In a small bowl, mix dressing, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Pour over chicken.
Pour the creamy Italian dressing on top. You can substitute with regular Italian dressing or even a light version.
Heat on low 3-4 hours or until chicken is done. Makes 3 servings.
- 3 Foster Farms Simply Raised chicken breasts
- 1 can, Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
- ½ cup carrots, chopped
- ½ cup celery, chopped
- ½ cup creamy Italian dressing
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Add beans, carrots and celery in a slow cooker. Mix well.
- Place chicken breast on top of bean mixture.
- In a small bowl, mix dressing, rosemary,
saltand pepper. Pour over chicken.
- Heat on low 3-4 hours or until chicken is done.