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Quick & Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes

  • Category: Main Dish, Poultry
  • Submitted By: Marryann Curmi
  • Town/State: Sonora, CA
  • Serves: 6
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Cooking time: varies

The USPB’s new recipe for Quick & Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes calls for bone-in, skinless chicken breasts, fresh-from-the-farmers’-market ingredients like red potatoes, baby carrots, pearl onions and button mushrooms, and simple seasonings like Herbs de Provence (dried herbs found in the spice section of most grocery stores) and fresh thyme.

Amount Measure Ingredients
4 2lb bone-in chicken breasts, skin removed
2 tsp Herbs de Provence (or combination of dried thyme, fennel, basil and savory)
1 tsp garlic salt
    Freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 cup flour
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 1/4 lbs small red potatoes
1 cup small baby carrots
3/4 measure reduced-sodium chicken broth
8 oz small baby bella or white mushrooms
    Chopped fresh thyme (optional)

To prepare:

Combine the Herbs de Provence, garlic salt and pepper on a dinner plate. Spoon flour on to second dinner plate. Coat each chicken breast in the herb mixture; then dredge well in flour.

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add chicken and cook over medium-high heat until chicken is golden brown on both sides (approximately three to four minutes per side). Cook chicken in two batches if necessary so as not to crowd the pan.

Place chicken in a large slow cooker and add remaining ingredients except fresh thyme. Cover slow cooker and cook on high for four hours or on low for eight hours. Sprinkle with fresh thyme before serving, if desired.

Nutritional analysis per serving:

  • Calories: 430
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg
  • Sodium: 400mg
  • Potassium: 771mg
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 45g
  • Vitamin A: 90%
  • Vitamin C: 60%
  • Calcium: 4%
  • Iron: 20%

Visit potatogoodness.com to see three additional flavor variations to the Slow Cooker Chicken & Potatoes recipe. You’ll also find videos and a host of potato recipes.

Courtesy of ARA Content