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Slow-Cooker Herbed Chicken and Vegetables

slow-cooker herbed chicken and vegetables Entree
Slow-Cooker Herbed Chicken and Vegetables
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 7 hr 0 min
  • Servings 6

Progresso® broth provides a wonderful addition to this slow cooked chicken and vegetable dish - perfect for dinner.

Updated February 14, 2014
Progresso Broth
Make with
Progresso Broth

Ingredients

  • 6
    teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 6
    chicken drumsticks
  • 6
    chicken thighs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2
    cup pearl onions, peeled
  • 1/4
    teaspoon salt
  • 4
    cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2
    cups Progresso™ chicken broth
  • 1
    tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 2
    dried bay leaves
  • 1
    lb carrots, sliced diagonally
  • 1
    lb fresh baby portabella mushrooms, sliced
  • 2
    tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2
    tablespoons cold water
  • 1/4
    cup fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley leaves
  • 1
    tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Steps

  • 1
    In 12-inch skillet, heat 4 teaspoons of the oil over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper; add to skillet. Cook about 10 minutes, turning once, until browned. Remove from skillet; keep warm. In skillet, heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat. Add onions and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook 10 minutes. Add garlic; cook 15 seconds. Stir in broth. Cook until reduced by half.
  • 2
    Spray 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour onion mixture into slow cooker. Stir in thyme, bay leaves and carrots. Top with chicken. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours. Stir in mushrooms. Cover; cook 20 to 30 minutes longer. Remove chicken and vegetables from slow cooker. Discard bay leaves. Increase heat setting to High. Mix cornstarch and water; add to slow cooker, stirring with whisk. Cook and stir 2 minutes, until thickened. Stir in parsley and lemon juice. Serve chicken, vegetables and sauce over mashed potatoes, if desired.
 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
0%
Saturated Fat
2g
0%
Sodium
410mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
0%
Dietary Fiber
3g
0%
Protein
30g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
2 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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