Murder in the Bedroom

I was a binge watcher before it became popular. No, really. In fact the term hadn’t either been coined or certainly wasn’t out there in the mainstream press.

While I’ve and cable for many, many years, I never have paid for the premium channels. I also only own DVDs of three television series (M*A*S*H – the complete series, Friends season 1 and West Wing Season 1). Lastly, I was the first person I knew to get a DVR (the original TiVO). This was well before the dish and cable companies thought to provide one.

I started my binge watching by checking out series from the library (and only later from Netflix). In many cases I would watch an episode in the bedroom before I turned out the light for the night. Some of the series that I did this were:

  • The Sopranos
  • Six Feet Under
  • Oz
  • Dexter

It got to the point that when I was looking for another series, the Ranting Wife asked if there was going to be more murder in the bedroom!

Best Italian Chicken

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I’d kill for more of this chicken!

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This is a very simple recipe, but it has lots of flavor.

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Tomatoes are ready.

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So is the rest of the sauce.

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The chicken is in the slow cooker.

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Topped with the sauce.

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All done.

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Best Italian Chicken

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 180 min | Servings: 6 servings.


6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian stewed tomatoes
3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons water, divided
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons cornstarch
Hot cooked rice


1. Place chicken in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, 3/4 cup water, onion, bouillon and seasonings; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until a thermometer reads 170°.

2. Transfer chicken to a serving platter; keep warm. Transfer cooking juices to a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken and rice. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Info: 1 chicken breast half with about 1/2 cup sauce (calculated without rice) equals 285 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 627 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 47 g protein.


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Categories: Chicken2, Italian, kosher, Main Dish 3, Recipes, Slow Cooker

Author:The Ranting Chef

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4 Comments on “Murder in the Bedroom”

  1. Nishi Amaratunga
    June 5, 2015 at 10:49 pm #

    Oh my gosh this looks so delicious!!


  2. June 6, 2015 at 3:58 pm #

    I bet the chicken is nice and tender! Great recipe, as always!


  3. June 7, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

    The chicken looks fantastic!


  4. July 4, 2015 at 1:26 pm #

    Loved it! “Murder in the bedroom”


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