No one in their right mind would turn down a delicious, homecooked meal. Not only are these types of meals intensely satisfying, but some dishes can even bring back nostalgic memories spent in mom or grandma’s kitchen as a kid. Well, now, it’s up to you to do the cooking, and an excellent way to save time with the entire process is by using a slow cooker. Easily placed on your counter, a slow cooker will hold all the ingredients you need and work its magic while you’ve stepped away from your fully equipped kitchen. Start out with this recipe for Slower Cooker Balsamic Chicken, and your family can enjoy an affordable and delectable meal in no more than five hours.
- 2 cups Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
- 2 cups baby red potatoes, halved or quartered
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoon grainy Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish
- In a large slow cooker, add Brussels sprouts and potatoes in an even layer and place chicken on top.
- In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, brown sugar, mustard, dried thyme, rosemary, oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes. Season generously with salt and pepper.
- Pour marinade over chicken and vegetables. Scatter all over with garlic.
- Cover and cook on high until chicken is fall-apart tender, 4 1/2 to 5 hours.
- Garnish with parsley and serve with the juices.
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