Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken

Just a few ingredients and a Crock Pot is all you need for this delicious and easy Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken!

5 minutes of prep for a super easy weeknight Crock Pot Balsamic ChickenDo dinners get any better than when they take 5 minutes of prep and then cook all day in a crock pot?  No.  The answer is definitively no. Especially with this Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken!  I didn’t know it was possible, but these days we seem busier than ever.  Between all the baby prep classes we’re taking in the evenings and all the nesting projects I have half started all over the house and yard, elaborate cooking has been put on the back burner (pun intended).  But really, as I’ve said in the past, cooking from scratch doesn’t mean it has to be elaborate or time consuming!  This dinner seriously took 5 minutes to prep and then slow cooked all day in our crock pot.  With some 10 minute Garlic Kale as a side, we had a ridiculously easy and low maintenance dinner that was also uber tasty. 5 minutes of prep for a super easy weeknight Crock Pot Balsamic ChickenEasy. And super flavorful. And did I mention how easy it was?5 minutes of prep for a super easy weeknight Crock Pot Balsamic ChickenJust a mix of your herbs,5 minutes of prep for a super easy weeknight Crock Pot Balsamic Chickenand some fresh garlic, sugar, balsamic, and stock,5 minutes of prep for a super easy weeknight Crock Pot Balsamic Chickenchicken seasoned and added to the trusty crock pot with the balsamic mixture, 5 minutes of prep for a super easy weeknight Crock Pot Balsamic Chickenand 8 hrs on low later, you’re done. 5 minutes of prep for a super easy weeknight Crock Pot Balsamic ChickenWith a nice healthy Garlic Kale side we had a nice healthy dinner that only took about 15 minutes of our time.  Which meant more time for me to tape off the rest of the baseboards in the house because apparently I’ve suddenly decided they need repainting before the baby is born.  My poor (patient) husband 😉 

Crockpot Balsamic Chicken
5 minutes of prep for a super easy weeknight Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 3-4 bone in, skin on, chicken breasts
  2. 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  3. 1/2 cup chicken broth* (or water for lower sodium option)
  4. 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  5. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1 teaspoon dried basil
  7. 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  8. 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary (or 1/4 teaspoon dried)
  9. 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  10. 1/4 teaspoon of dried parsley
  11. 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  12. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  13. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
Instructions
  1. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, brown sugar and garlic; set aside.
  3. Mix together the basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, parsley, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Place chicken breasts into a 6-qt crock pot and stir in balsamic vinegar mixture.
  5. Cover and cook on low heat for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.
Notes
  1. * Make your own Chicken Stock From Scratch : http://www.servedfromscratch.com/more-chicken-stock/
Adapted from Damn Delicious
Adapted from Damn Delicious
Served From Scratch http://www.servedfromscratch.com/

5 minutes of prep for a super easy weeknight Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken

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