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Slow-Cooker Smothered Chicken

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Slow-Cooker Smothered Chicken
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 40 min
  • Servings 4
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Creamy, bacon-flecked and savory, this slow cooker version of a Southern classic chicken dish may be the definition of comfort food.
Updated Sep 20, 2016

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Heat 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add bacon; cook and stir until browned. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to slow cooker. Drain all but 2 tablespoons drippings from skillet.
  • 3
    Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Increase heat to medium-high; add chicken thighs to skillet. Cook about 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Transfer to slow cooker. Add mushrooms to skillet; cook about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned. Transfer to slow cooker.
  • 4
    Reduce heat of skillet to medium; add oil and onion. Cook and stir about 4 minutes or until softened. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Transfer to slow cooker. Add condensed soup to slow cooker; stir to combine. Cover; cook on High heat setting 3 hours or until chicken is tender. Add whipping cream; stir to combine. Cover; cook about 10 minutes or until hot. Serve with angel hair pasta, if desired.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    A sprinkling of finely chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley would make a nice, fresh garnish to this hearty dish.
  • tip 2
    For a walk on the wild side, use sliced cremini, shitake or other wild mushrooms in this recipe.

Nutrition

460 Calories, 25g Total Fat, 46g Protein, 12g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
230
Total Fat
25g
39%
Saturated Fat
9g
46%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
220mg
73%
Sodium
940mg
39%
Potassium
630mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
3g
Protein
46g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 6 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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