Yet again, I just CANNOT bring myself to shell out $4 for a jar of loves, so I used jumbo California olives. You couldn’t really taste them. I’m sure if you used kalamata or oil cured olives, you would.
So, the recipe calls for 2-3 teaspoons of crushed red pepper. Yeah, don’t do that unless you like it really spicy. I used 1 teaspoon and it had enough heat for the both of us. I used fire roasted tomatoes. I just love those things. I browned the chicken when I was getting breakfast and lunch ready, added the tomatoes, paste, and garlic to the crock pot (yes, I forgot to saute the garlic) and the olives that chopped in the mini cuisi. Once the chicken was browned, I put it on top and then stirred it all together.
It was really tasty and fairly easy to cook. Mose of the ingredients are basic pantry items, so you could whip this up easily. We served it over angel hair and had a Caesar salad to finish up the meal.
Measuring cups and spoons