Southwestern Chicken & Lima Bean Stew



4 bone-in chicken thighs (1-1/2 pounds), skin removed
2 cups frozen lima beans
2 cups frozen corn
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
2 cans (14 ounces each) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 cup tomato paste
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Chopped fresh cilantro or parsley



Place the first five ingredients in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and dry seasonings; pour over top.
Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken from slow cooker. When cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones; discard bones. Shred meat with two forks; return to slow cooker and heat through. If desired, sprinkle with cilantro. Yield: 6 servings.