This is a version of an old pinterest slow cooker recipe that I have been making for a good many years. It’s a handy slow cooker one that pleases the family and is a bit of a novelty both in terms of flavour and variety. The original used pepperoni and my riff uses chorizo with some smoked paprika but both are tasty. Parma ham and feta or cheddar might be another interesting combination. Regardless it’s a very quick midweek solution to that what-will-I-feed-them question. Here’s your arsenal:-
4-5 chicken fillets
2-3 slices of deli chorizo (or salami/pepperoni – see above) PER chicken breast
200ml hot veg or chicken stock
1 tblsp tomato puree
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
3 tblsp sliced black olives
50g grated mozzarella
Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker and season. Put two to three slices of chorizo on top of each breast.
Now mix the stock with the oregano, tomato puree and smoked paprika and pour over the chicken.
Sprinkle the olives on top. Put the lid on and cook on low for 5-6 hours. Half an hour from the end of cooking, sprinkle the mozzarella over the chicken, cover and cook for a further 30 minutes until the cheese has melted.
Serve with pasta or salad.