Monday, February 20, 2012

Dinner Tonight: Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken

Ohhhhhh!  I loved this dinner!  My sweet friend Heather shared this recipe with me one day because she knows how I heart my slow cooker and I'm sooooo glad she did!  It's the perfect slow cooker browning the meat, just layer everything in and go.  Perfection, right?  I served my chicken over brown rice but you could totally do it with cooked pasta or mashed potatoes too.  Simple, delicious, quick, what more could a girl ask for?

Shopping List
3-4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
1 pound chicken breasts (frozen or thawed)
1 onion, sliced
4-5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (28 oz) can Fire Roasted Tomatoes (not Rotel!  The can actually says Fire Roasted Tomatoes.)
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
lots of salt and pepper
2 heaping tablespoons sugar

In your slow cooker, layer all ingredients in order above except the sugar (you'll add that at the end).  If the chicken is frozen, cook on low 7-8 hours or high 4-5 hours.  If your chicken is thawed, cook on low 6 hours or high 3 hours.

About 30 minutes before you're ready to eat, remove lid and shred the chicken with two forks right inside the slow cooker.  Stir in sugar and cover again to finish cooking another 20-30 minutes.

That's it!  Next time, I think I'm going to try my chicken over mashed yummy!  Thanks Heather!

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Joy said...

This sounds heavenly. One question though, is it spicy? My daughter and I do not enjoy lots of spice.

Mix and Match Mama said...

Not spicy at all!! :)

Anonymous said...

My sister and I made this tonight bc we love ur recipes. But this one came out really vinegary. What do u think we did wrong?

Mix and Match Mama said...

Hi! This recipe gets made quite a bit, and I've never had that response. Did you use the right amount of ingredients? Did you leave out the sugar? Perhaps, you just aren't a fan of Balsamic Vinegar? If you weren't a big fan of Balsamic, you wouldn't care for the chicken. This chicken will taste a bit like vinegar because that's the main ingredient. Hmmm...I'm sorry you didn't love it. If you were to ever try it again, I would add two more tablespoons of sugar!

Beth said...

I made this meal on Monday. I followed the recipe to a T but used 2 lbs of chicken instead of 1 and added a tsp of sugar. I'm serving it over 'cauliflower rice' or just eating it by itself with a side salad. It great because the flavor is not 'overbearing' so I can eat it multiple meals in a row. Definitely will be passing it on!

Allison said...

I doubled the ingredients and put it in the crock pot at lunch. However, I did not layer the ingredients. I just put them all in and stirred. Will it turn out ok?

Mix and Match Mama said...

It will be delicious! Enjoy!

Amanda said...

I'm trying to cut carbs. Think I could make this with a sugar substitute?

Mix and Match Mama said...

You could substitute something like Truvia!

Heather Leigh said...

I am making this tonight! I'm using 2 lbs chicken. Should I double all of the ingredients?

Mix and Match Mama said...

I would double everything but the onion and garlic. You probably don't need to double that!

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