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HomeQuick and Easy Slow Cooker Potatoes & Chicken

Quick and Delicious Slow Cooker Potatoes & Chicken 


This recipe is perfect for on-the-go families who want to come home to a delicious meal that’s ready to eat. With just 30 minutes prep time, you can set the slow cooker in the morning and forget about it until dinner time.

Ingredients

  • 4 small (2 lbs.) bone-in chicken breasts, skin removed
  • 2 teaspoons Herbs de Provence (or combination of dried thyme, fennel, basil and savory)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 1/4 lbs. small red potatoes
  • 3/4 cup frozen, thawed pearl onions
  • 1 cup small baby carrots
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 8 ounces small baby bella or white mushrooms
  • Chopped fresh thyme (optional)


Directions - Prep Time: 30min | Cook Time: 480min
  • Combine the Herbs de Provence, garlic salt and pepper on a dinner plate. Spoon flour on to second dinner plate
  • Coat each chicken breast in the herb mixture; then dredge well in flour
  • Heat oil in a large skillet
  • Add chicken and cook over medium-high heat until chicken is golden brown on both sides (approximately 3-4 minutes per side)
  • Cook chicken in two batches if necessary so as not to crowd the pan.
  • Place chicken in a large slow cooker and add remaining ingredients except fresh thyme
  • Cover slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours
  • Sprinkle with fresh thyme before serving, if desired
Variations

Mexican
  • Omit Herbs de Provence and sprinkle chicken with 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup green or red salsa
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies
  • Sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro before serving, if desired
Mediterranean
  • Omit Herbs de Provence and sprinkle chicken with 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 cup rinsed and drained canned garbanzo beans
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice.
Italian  
  • Omit Herbs de Provence and sprinkle chicken with 2 teaspoons Italian herb seasoning
  • ½ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes (not oil packed)