Everyone loves a homecooked meal. However, we are often deterred from investing time in a task that can take us a significant portion of the day. That’s why slow cookers are so popular among many busy Americans who work full-time hours. Not only can this countertop appliance cook a wide a range of meals, but it can do its magic while you’re busting out tasks at the office, picking up the kids, or just running necessary errands. All you need is an electrical outlet and some patience to get started! Now, what should you cook, exactly? Well, this Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken recipe is filling and easy to throw together. Better yet, you’ll have a meal to remember in five hours flat. Take a look at the ingredients and directions, provided below.
- 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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