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Slow-Cooker Smothered Chicken

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 40 min
  • Servings 4

Creamy, bacon-flecked and savory, this slow cooker version of a Southern classic chicken dish may be the definition of comfort food. MORE + LESS -

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

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
Calories from Fat
240
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
41%
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
225mg
75%
Sodium
940mg
39%
Potassium
630mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
3g
Protein
46g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
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 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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