Saturday Share Recipe: Easiest Slow Cooker Chicken

If you've got a slow cooker and a chicken, pull both out and get ready to cook some comfort food. Defrost the chicken and start preparing this recipe.

Timing is everything. With a slow cooker, it takes 5-7 hours on low or 4-6 hours on high.

By the way, if you wonder why I frequently post a recipe on Saturday, it's because I think everyone should know how to cook.

It's an art that's easy to master, and the rewards are great. Most dishes are easy to cook. It usually takes no more time to cook a simple meal than it takes to pick up  orders at the curb ir drive-thru and heading home to reheat the food before you dine.

A side benefit is that cooking at home is much less expensive than eating out or picking up food even at the deli. 

Slow cookers make dinner easy with a minimum prep time required. If you don't have a slow cooker, they come in many brands, sizes, and upgrades. I have a Crock Pot that's lasted me years. It's only upgrade is that the crock is removable. 

Try some of the easy recipes I offer like today's "fix it and forget it" slow cooker recipe. 

CrockPot Chicken


1 medium onion, diced
1-2 stalks of celery, sliced
2-3 carrots, sliced
1/2 cup baby bella mushrooms, chopped (you can use 1 small can of mushrooms drained)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 pound chicken thighs with bones and skin
1/2 cup chicken broth
salt, pepper, and flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil


1. Wash and pat dry the chicken thighs. Trim off excess fat and extra skin but keep skin covering the meat.
2. Begin heating the oil in a skillet while you salt and pepper the chicken on both sides.
3. Dredge the chicken pieces in flour then place in the hot oil and brown on both sides.
4. Remove the chicken pieces. Reduce the heat and add all the vegetables. Saute 3-4 minutes until they're soft but not brown.
5. Place the chicken in your slow cooker then scoop out the vegetables from the saute pan and place on top of the chicken.
6. Mix the soup and the broth together and pour over the chicken.
7. Cook on low 5-7 hours or on high 4-6 hours. 
8. When at the low end of the cooking cycle, use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. Don't overcook or it will be mush.
9. Remove the chicken to a serving platter and remove the skin from the chicken. You cook it on the chicken to create the most flavor.
10. Pour the sauce including the vegetables into a bowl for serving with rice. You can also serve with noodles or mashed potatoes if you wish.

This easy and delicious entree makes 4 man-size servings or 6 regular servings.

Takeaway Truth

This is comfort food at its most flavorful. Btw, the except fat and skin you remove from the thighs can be added to your next batch of stock or bone broth.

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