Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken with Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken with Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

A one pot dish soon to be a regular at your dinner table.  If you don’t like brussels sprouts you can substitute carrots.

Yields: 6 Servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 c. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 3 c. baby red potatoes, halved or quartered if large
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar or honey
  • 3 tbsp. grainy Dijon mustard
  • 3 tsp. dried thyme
  • 3 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp. kosher salt (or to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbls. minced garlic
  • Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large slow cooker, add Brussels sprouts and potatoes in an even layer and place chicken on top.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, brown sugar, mustard, dried thyme, rosemary, and oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour marinade over chicken and vegetables. Scatter all over with garlic.
  4. Cover and cook on low until chicken is fall-apart tender, 6-8 hours.
  5. Garnish with parsley and serve with the juices.

To Freeze and Slow Cook Later:

  1. Label your freezer bag with the name of the recipe, cooking instructions, and use-by date (three months from when you prepped the meal).
  2. Add all ingredients to your bag.
  3. Remove as much air as possible, seal, and freeze for up to three months.
  4. When ready to cook, thaw in refrigerator overnight.
  5. Cover and cook on low until chicken is fall-apart tender, 6-8 hours.
  6. Serve with salad or crusty french bread.

Directions for Freezer to Oven

  1. When ready to cook, thaw in gallon bag in the refrigerator overnight
  2. Lay the ingredients of the bag in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.
  3. Mix well to an even layer
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 – 40  minutes or until Chicken is heated throughout.
  5. Enjoy!