Slow-Cooked Italian Chicken & Sausages

Tonight's dinner was really, really wonderful!  I forgot to take a photo, but I know you'll want the recipe. Since I knew I had my walk/running group at 6, I decided to get the slow-cooker going. This is what I created out of what I had on hand---enjoy!

Slow-Cooked Italian Chicken and Sausages

Put into slow-cooker:
     4 chicken sausages, 2 oz. each (I used spinach & garlic flavored)
     2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
     2- 15 oz cans petite diced tomatoes (reduced sodium is best)
     1 tsp. dried basil
     1 tsp. dried oregano
     1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
Saute in small skillet:
     1 Tbsp. olive oil
     1 red or green bell pepper, cut into strips
     1 medium onion, sliced
     1 clove garlic, minced
Pour onion mix on top of chicken and tomato mixture in the slow-cooker.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

Serve with whole grain linguini.

Makes 4 servings.
     324 calories, 11g. fat, 22 g. carbohydrate, 6 g. fiber, 36 g. protein.
     Exchanges:  4 protein, 1 fat, 2 1/2 non-starchy vegetables

Whole grain pasta:
     Serving size: 1/2 cup
     87 calories, 0 g. fat, 18.5 g. carbohydrate, 3 g. fiber, 4 g. protein
     Exchange: 1 starch/grain
  
...and then you come home to a warm, tasty meal!