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Chicken Thighs with Too Many Tomatoes Sauce

By on October 14, 2015

IMG_28591Sunday is family day in our home. We try to do something active or educational and fun every week. This week we went to Oldwick Orchard for apple picking. I was happy to find that they also had vegetables. We picked apples, tomatoes, peppers and broccoli. Have you ever picked broccoli? I had not, and it was fun. Jack and I searched all the rows till we found those round mounds of goodness peeking out of the huge green leaves.

We picked a lot of tomatoes, way to many in fact. They were so beautifully round and colorful. I had to develop a recipe to use a massive amount, and the “Chicken thighs with too many tomatoes sauce” recipe was born.


Serves 6

  • 12 
skinless organic chicken thighs
  • 3 cups of fresh chopped tomatoes
  • 1
(6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 
onion, chopped
  • 3 
garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 
teaspoon 21 Salute Seasoning –Trader Joe’s
  • ½ 
teaspoon salt
  • ½ 
teaspoon pepper



  1. Place chicken in the crockpot.
  2. In a bowl combine remaining ingredients, stir well.
  3. Pour sauce over chicken and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours. Serve over rice or sautéed spinach with a salad.


  • Notes:
  1. If you don’t have fresh tomatoes use 1
(14.5 oz) can of diced tomatoes.
  2. If you use fresh tomatoes and want a smooth sauce, remove chicken and blend tomatoes with an immersion blender or transfer to blender.

Enjoy and take a picture and post on this thread!