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Balsamic Chicken

Simple and delicious Balsamic Chicken that is made in the slow cooker. The rich, deep sauce and tender chicken is served on a bed of couscous which cooks up in minutes when you are ready for dinner.

Balsamic Chicken from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

How to Make Balsamic Chicken

To begin, dice up an onion and mince 3 cloves of garlic.

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Sauté those in 2 TB olive oil until tender and then stir in 2 Tb tomato paste, 1 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, 1 Tb Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper. Stir those together.

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Whisk in 2 TB flour and let it cook for just a minute.

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Stir in 15 ounces of fire roasted diced tomatoes

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1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar, 1/4 c red wine and 1 cup chicken broth. Stir it together and let it simmer a minute or so.

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Place boneless, skinless thighs (2 per person) in the bottom of your crockpot.

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Cover with the wonderful sauce, and cook on low for 6-7 hours.

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Serve on a bed of couscous. Enjoy!

Balsamic Chicken from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

 

Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken

Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken

Simple and delicious Balsamic Chicken that is made in the slow cooker. The rich, deep sauce and tender chicken is served on a bed of couscous which cooks up in minutes when you are ready for dinner.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 Tb of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tb tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tb Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tb flour
  • 1/2 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 14 ounce can of fire-roasted, diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • salt & pepper - about 1/2 teaspoon each
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • cooked couscous or rice

Instructions

  1. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the onion & garlic.
  2. When the onions are tender and beginning to get a little golden, add in tomato paste, thyme, red pepper flakes and the Worcestershire Sauce. Stir them all together and let them cook for about a minute.
  3. Mix in the flour.
  4. Stir in the Balsamic vinegar, red wine and chicken broth. Allow that to cook together for a minute on low heat.
  5. Remove it from the heat, and stir in the tomatoes. Pour the rich goodness into your slow cooker.
  6. Stir in the wine, broth, salt & pepper.
  7. Now nestle the chicken down into the darkness.
  8. Note: Chicken thighs can at times be rather fatty. I take a pair of kitchen shears and trim all the excess fat from the meat before cooking.
  9. Put the lid on your slow cooker, and allow the chicken to cook 6-8 hours on low. Serve this over couscous or rice, whichever you prefer.
  10. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 137mg Sodium: 567mg Carbohydrates: 27g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 7g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 31g
Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and estimated by a service called Nutritionix. That is a web-based nutritional calculator and is not guaranteed to be accurate. If the nutritional information is vital to you please verify it using your favorite trusted source.

5 thoughts on “Balsamic Chicken”

  1. My mouth is watering. I was thinking plain bread with that crockpot balsamic chicken would have been an excellent food treat tonight. So excited to check it out!! Thanks.

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