Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken

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  • When you want a dish that you can set and forget, the slow cooker is your best friend. Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken is simple, tasty, and sure to wow.

    Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken is big on flavor and a bonafide crowd pleaser. Serve with buttered rice or noodles for a simple and delicious meal.  #slowcookerapplebalsamicchicken #slowcooker #balsamicchicken

    Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken is big on flavor and a bonafide crowd pleaser. Serve with buttered rice or noodles for a simple and delicious meal.

    ‘Tis the season for slow cookers. Whether you have other things to do or simply don’t want to make it a big production, this one device makes your time in the kitchen a breeze.

    I adore how tender meats are after being steamed in a slow cooker. It locks all the moisture right in. Plus, there is the ease of throwing everything (or almost everything) in a single pot.

    While I love the ease of using a slow cooker, the length of cooking sometimes muddies the flavors too much during the cook. This can result in over seasoning on the back end.

    Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken is big on flavor and a bonafide crowd pleaser. Serve with buttered rice or noodles for a simple and delicious meal.  #slowcookerapplebalsamicchicken #slowcooker #balsamicchicken

    Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken uses apple jelly, robust balsamic vinegar, and apple juice to maintain maximum flavor during the cook.

    This recipe can be made with any cut of chicken, however, I prefer to use a boneless chicken breast. The long cook makes them extra tender.

    If you are a fan of dark meat, try boneless skinless chicken thighs instead. These have a bit more fat on them and it will render out making for an extra delicious sauce.

    I serve mine over lightly buttered rice, but I think I will try buttered egg noodles next time as well. Add baby carrots or some pearl onions to the slow cooker for a well-rounded meal.

    If you enjoy Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken, then also check out some of my other slow cooker recipes:

    Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken is big on flavor and a bonafide crowd pleaser. Serve with buttered rice or noodles for a simple and delicious meal.  #slowcookerapplebalsamicchicken #slowcooker #balsamicchicken

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    Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken is big on flavor and a bonafide crowd pleaser. Serve with buttered rice or noodles for a simple and delicious meal.  #slowcookerapplebalsamicchicken #slowcooker #balsamicchicken
    Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    4 hrs 30 mins
    Total Time
    4 hrs 40 mins
     

    Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken is big on flavor and a bonafide crowd pleaser. Serve with buttered rice or noodles for a simple and delicious meal. 

    Course: Main Course, Main Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: balsamic chicken, slow cooker chicken recipes
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 594 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
    • 1/2 cup apple juice
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 chicken bouillon cube
    • 1 cup apple jelly
    • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
    • Cooked rice or egg noodles for serving
    • Fresh parsley coarsely chopped
    Instructions
    1. In your slow cooker, whisk together apple juice through ground black pepper. Add chicken breasts, turning once to coat.
    2. Set slow cooker to high for 4 hours.
    3. At four hours, skim any fats from the top of the mixture.
    4. Melt butter in a small bowl, whisking in cornstarch. Stir into slow cooker mixture to thicken the sauce. Continue cooking on low for 30 minutes.
    5. Serve hot over rice or egg noodles. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
    6. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Nutrition Facts
    Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 594 Calories from Fat 99
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 11g 17%
    Saturated Fat 4g 20%
    Cholesterol 159mg 53%
    Sodium 876mg 37%
    Potassium 959mg 27%
    Total Carbohydrates 69g 23%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 46g
    Protein 48g 96%
    Vitamin A 7.3%
    Vitamin C 12.7%
    Calcium 3.3%
    Iron 8.7%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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