Slow Cooker Creamy Roasted Garlic Chicken

Slow-cooked chicken, browned and served with a creamy roasted garlic sauce, makes a comforting meal and is great served with couscous.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 55 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
medium onion, halved, cut into thin slices
1
cut-up whole chicken (3 1/2 to 4 lb)
1 1/2
teaspoons dried thyme leaves
1
pouch (9 oz) Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ creamy roasted garlic cooking sauce
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

  • 1 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place onion in slow cooker. Arrange chicken pieces over onion, in single layer if possible.
  • 2 Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking sauce in small bowl; refrigerate. In separate bowl, stir together remaining cooking sauce and the thyme with whisk. Pour over chicken.
  • 3 Cover; cook on High heat setting 3 hours 30 minutes (or Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours) or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest pieces are cut to bone (at least 165°F).
  • 4 Remove chicken from slow cooker to plate; cover to keep warm. Add flour to reserved cooking sauce; stir with whisk until blended. Stir into sauce in slow cooker. Cover; cook on High heat setting 10 to 15 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken.
  • 5 Meanwhile, set oven control to broil. Line broiler pan or cookie sheet with foil. Place chicken, skin side up, on pan. Broil with tops 6 inches from heat 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Serve chicken with sauce. If desired, season to taste with salt and pepper.

Expert Tips

For a quick side dish, buy a box of couscous mix. Try one of the many different flavors available.

If desired, strain out the onion before serving the sauce.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
140mg
140%;
Sodium
360mg
360%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
47g
47%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 7 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.