Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken

 

Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken

Family Food on the Table
With a few pantry staples, you can put together a simple family meal that has a lot of flavor! Set it up in your slow cooker in the morning and come home to a tasty supper.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 370 kcal

Equipment

  • Slow cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can low sodium diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Slice onion. Wipe off top of tomato can and train tomatoes.
  • Combine Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Place chicken breasts in bottom of slow cooker. Sprinkle seasoning mix over chicken.
  • Place sliced onion and drained tomatoes on top of seasoned chicken. Pour balsamic vinegar and chicken broth over all.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 6-7 hours, or on high heat for 3-4 hours. Chicken is done when meat thermometer reads 165 degrees in the thickest part of the meat.
  • Serve with chopped parsley, if desired. Serve with quinoa, rice or pasta.

Notes

Smart Shopping Tips
  • You don’t have to buy Italian seasoning if you don’t already have some. You can make some yourself with herbs on hand. For each teaspoon of Italian seasoning, use 1/4 teaspoon each of basil, thyme, rosemary and oregano. You could also add a little sage and garlic powder if you like.
Cooking & Serving Tips:
  • It is advisable to start with thawed meat or poultry when using your slow cooker. Defrosting in the refrigerator overnight is recommended.
  • If you are preparing ingredients for slow cooking ahead of time, be sure to prep vegetables and meat separately. Store them separately in the refrigerator.
  • Make sure not to overfill your slow cooker. It should be half to two-thirds full for even cooking.
  • Fresh, chopped basil is also an excellent garnish.
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