Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken

Let the crockpot do all of the work in the easiest dish of all time. Simply throw everything in with 5 min prep. That’s it!

Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken - Let the crockpot do all of the work in the easiest dish of all time. Simply throw everything in with 5 min prep. That's it!

I have had some requests for recipes that do not involve the stovetop or oven because at this time of the year, excess heat is really unnecessary, especially in this 90 degree+ heat wave.

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken - Let the crockpot do all of the work in the easiest dish of all time. Simply throw everything in with 5 min prep. That's it!

So the crockpot comes in super handy during this summer heat, and it’s even better when you can whip up the easiest chicken dish of all time with just 5 min prep.

Yes, I promise you. It’s really 5 minutes – there’s no searing or sautéing here. Simply throw in your seasoned chicken into the slow cooker and stir in that balsamic goodness. Done.

Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken - Let the crockpot do all of the work in the easiest dish of all time. Simply throw everything in with 5 min prep. That's it!

Now the recipe calls for bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts but you can easily substitute boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or thighs) to suit your preferences. Either way, you just can’t go wrong with this garlicky, sweet and savory blend of flavors!

Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken

Let the crockpot do all of the work in the easiest dish of all time. Simply throw everything in with 5 min prep. That’s it!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, brown sugar and garlic; set aside.
  2. Season chicken breasts with basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Place chicken breasts into a 6-qt slow cooker. Stir in balsamic vinegar mixture. Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 282.3 Calories from Fat 93.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.4g 16%
Saturated Fat 2.9g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 97.5mg 33%
Sodium 83.6mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 15.2g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 13.6g
Protein 30.8g 62%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.