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Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken

5 minutes of prep for a super easy weeknight Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken
Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 330kcal
Author Tracy

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3-4 bone in skin on, chicken breasts or about 1 1/2 - 2 lbs of chicken boneless breasts or thighs
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or water for lower sodium option
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Instructions

  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, brown sugar and garlic; set aside.
  • Mix together the basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, parsley, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, to taste .
  • Place chicken breasts into a 6-qt crock pot, season with her mixture, and then stir in balsamic vinegar mixture.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Notes

*Make this with any of your favorite chicken cuts!  
*Sub fresh for dried herbs, just remember that if you're using fresh instead of dried, you need to 3x the amount and if you're using dried instead of fresh, you need to use 1/3 the amount.

Nutrition

Serving: 3g | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 404mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 318IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg