Slow Cooker Chicken Merlot

points 7.9 serves 6

3 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 lbs. skinless chicken pieces, breasts, thighs, drumsticks, rinsed

3/4 cup chicken stock

6 ounces tomato paste

1/4 cup dry red wine, such as Merlot, or chicken stock

2 Tbs. quick cooking tapioca

2 tsp. Sugar

1-1/2 tsp. dried basil, crushed, or 2 Tbs. fresh, snipped

2 cups cooked noodles

2 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese

Combine first 3 ingredients and salt and pepper to taste in a 3-1/2 -
5 quart slow cooker. Arrange chicken pieces over vegetables. Combine
stock next 4 ingredients and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl. Add
dried basil if using. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low 7-8
hours or on high about 4 hours. Stir in fresh basil now if using.
Serve noodles, sprinkled with parmesan cheese. Because this recipe
is for a particular size pan, it adjusts the number of servings only
in multiples of 6. Per serving: calories 381, fat 4.1g, 10% calories
from fat, cholesterol 133mg, protein 57.6g, carbohydrates 24.9g,
fiber 2.9g, sugar 4.5g, sodium 499mg, diet Exchanges: Milk: 0.0,
Vegetable: 0.9, Fruit: 0.0, Bread: 0.6, Lean meat: 0.2, Fat: 0.2,
Sugar: 0.5, Very lean meat protein: 6.8