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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
slow-cook:
6 hrs on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Coat slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.

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  • Place chicken thighs in slow cooker and season with Italian seasoning, garlic salt and black pepper. Scatter onion over chicken. Stir together tomatoes, broth and tapioca; pour over onions.

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  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 5 1/2 hours or LOW for 7 1/2 hours. Stir in beans and olives and cook an additional 30 minutes. Remove bones.

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  • To serve, stir in basil and spoon over biscuits.

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Nutrition Facts

495 calories; total fat 19g; saturated fat 5g; cholesterol 136mg; sodium 941mg; carbohydrates 33g; fiber 5g; protein 44g.

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