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. It is made with antibiotic-free Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken.
Slow Cooker Chicken with Rosemary and White Beans
Place the chicken on top.
Pour the creamy Italian dressing on top. You can substitute with regular Italian dressing or even a light version.
- 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.