Start this in the morning and come home later to a delicious hot meal. Serve the chicken and vegetables with Italian bread or pasta to soak up the tasty sauce.
1 (28 oz) can tomato puree
1/4 cup Amore Tomato Paste
2 tbsp Amore Garlic Paste
2 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
1 10-oz package button mushrooms, halved or quartered if large
4 lb bone-in chicken breasts, legs, and thighs
salt and pepper
1 tsp Amore Herb Paste
Stir together the tomato puree, and the Amore Tomato and Garlic Pastes.
Scatter half of the peppers and mushrooms in a large slow cooker*. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Place it in the slow cooker. Add the remaining vegetables and pour the sauce over all. Cover and cook on low 5 to 6 hours or until the chicken is tender.
Remove the chicken from the slow cooker. Add the Amore Herb Paste to the sauce and stir well. Spoon the sauce over the chicken and serve hot.
To cook on the stove top, place all the ingredients except the herb paste in a large pot. Cover and cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is tender, about 1-1/2 hours. Add a little water if needed. Stir in the Amore Herb Paste.