Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken

    4 hours 15 minutes

    These slow-cooked balsamic chicken breasts are so easy and delicious they're bound to become a family favourite. Serve with pasta or mash.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts or more as needed
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 onion, thinly sliced
    • 4 cloves garlic
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) balsamic vinegar, or to taste
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:4hours  ›  Ready in:4hours15min 

    1. Drizzle olive oil into the slow cooker. Place chicken breasts on top of oil and season each chicken breast with salt and pepper. Top chicken breasts with onion slices, garlic, oregano, basil, rosemary and thyme. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over seasoned chicken breasts and pour tomatoes on top.
    2. Cook in the slow cooker set to High until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the centre, about 4 hours.

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    I used 4 very large chicken breasts - 10 to 11 oz each, and they started frozen. 4 hours at high left them just a tad dry so I think if you had more normal sized chicken and it was only refrigerator cold 4 hours would be too long, I'd start checking for doneness at about 2 1/2 hours, or cook on low if you aren't going to be available to check. I was only cooking for two so I ladled some of the juice/onion mixture into a saucepan and added enough penne for two and let it simmer until the pasta was done and shredded one of the breasts and added it to the pasta - was a yummy supper for two and I have enough leftovers to do that again, plus cooked chicken for other uses.  -  01 Oct 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Tried this yesterday. Very good. I had 4 med boneless, skinless chicken breasts already marinated overnight in frig. Used 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar and 3 teas. crushed garlic. I used 2 cans, undrained crushed tomatoes w/basil, oregano and thyme. Added 1/2 teas fresh finely chopped rosemary. 1 large sweet onion sliced. 2 hrs at low and 2 hrs at high. Came out extremely tender and tasty. Served in large bowl w/Grands biscuits. Very easy.  -  02 Oct 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I had to sub thighs for the breasts and whole tomatoes for the crushed, just because that's what I had on hand. It was delicious! My hubby loved it and raved about how good it was.  -  11 Oct 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)