I rarely buy chicken thighs since my family prefers chicken breasts, but there was a great sale on them so I decided to pick some up to cook in my new Ninja cooker. I recalled a wonderful crockpot recipe from my late and wonderful grandmother, Mamma, that combined chicken, olives and canned tomatoes, but that was from my college days and I had no idea where it was. So I improvised and made what turned out to be a delicious dish to be eaten either by itself as a hearty stew, or as a thick sauce served over some sort of pasta. The olives and tomatoes blend wonderfully together and by making this in the slow cooker, all of the flavors have a chance to intensify.
If you don’t have a Ninja, that’s okay – you can use a skillet for the first few steps. Once you brown the chicken and add the seasonings, wine and tomatoes, just transfer it all to the slow cooker and proceed. The Ninja does make the process easier and faster, though.