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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!

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.

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!

5 minutes8 hours, 5 minutes


  • 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


  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.

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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.

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I made this with a rose balsamic vinegar I got in Connecticut. It’s not as bitter/strong as typical balsamic, and so I figured we’d try it as an adjustment given some of the existing reviews. I tripled the recipe across the board, used boneless chicken tenderloins and thighs, and cooked in a slow cooker for 3 hours on high. It was a HUGE hit in my house, which is such a gift. My kids usually don’t like the same things, but now they are asking me to make biscuits to dip in the sauce when we have the leftovers… Thank you!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made this tonight and it was damn delicious!  Made it with bone in and skin on legs and thighs.  I halved the balsamic as was suggested and added a little red wine.  The first hour of cooking was on low (oops) then turned on high for 2 hours.  Turned out perfect, fall off the bone. Served with sweet potato and salad.  It’s a keeper, thanks.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was absolutely delicious. I followed the recipe almost exactly. I used boneless chicken thighs and doubled the sauce. I had it set to cook on High for 4 hours, but it was done in 3. My two boys loved this, told me this was keeper. Next time I will put more thighs in it, so maybe I can have some leftovers for lunch. Served it with roasted broccoli and rice. The sauce was thin so I thicken it up with cornstarch and water, so we could put it over our rice. Love your recipes, keep them coming.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Yummy It’s something different from the usual way that I cook chicken breasts. The sauce was the bomb.com… loved it.

  5. What other spices could I use instead of the oregano and thyme?? 
    Those do not agree with my tummy!! 
    I’d love to see what suggestions y’all have!! 
    Thank you~

  6. Rated 3 out of 5

    This recipe was alright. I found it to be under seasoned with a prominent balsamic vinegar taste and very sweet. It needed more spice and seasoning to balance it out.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    A few weeks ago I made this and it was A-MAZ-ING!
    I decided to add veggies to it, so I got back on here to see if others did it and was shocked by the number of people who said it was too vinegary.
    Today I made it, but had to use a different brand of balsamic vinegar, NOW I get why the others said it was too strong. WOW! Lessened learned, not all balsamic vinegars are the same. I will use less B.V. and more broth the next time.
    With that said, my family and I chose to add a white onion, a few small red and orange peppers (we call them snack peppers), baby carrots and, towards the end, broccoli. It’s a hit…minus the potent B.V.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tried tonight and it was amazingggggg!! Put a little less sugar based on reviews and it was perfect! 

  9. Was 3-4 hours on high supposed to be Slow Cook still… I think I put mine on pressure cook on high. Wonder if l ruined it???

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Followed the recipe exactly – was lovely! Felt light, was juicy, and so much more tasty than dried out shake-n-bake.
    My family enjoyed this very much.

  11. Excellent recipe. Absolutely delicious. 

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    I loved this balsamic chicken crockpot recipe! Thanks!!! I need more simple recipes like this.

    I wish I had doubled the ingredients for the sauce to have more to pour over my rice.  I followed everything in the recipe except I added chopped carrots to the bottom of the crockpot. Delish! This recipe is like Filipino Adobo dish. 🙂

  13. I absolutely love this recipe ! It is so easy and delicious. Very convenient for a busy work schedule. I cook this a lot! Highly recommend. 5 stars!!

  14. Do you you know I have never used a recipe of yours that hadn’t become a family favorite? Your ability of blending flavors is wonderful and my family has reaped the benefit of your talent. Thank you.

  15. I made this today for lunch and it was really amazing, I didn’t expect it to be so good. I only added 1/2 cup of chicken broth as my slow cooker is a bit bigger and mixed brown sugar with sweetner to not use so much sugar and still tasted great!!!!

  16. Hi. I tried this the other night. 3/4 hour cook was definitely too long. I did 3 and my thermometer read 178. Fortunately the chicken was still edible but the flavor was too strong. Way too much balsamic and we like balsamic flavor.

  17. I’m making this dish tomorrow with about 3 pounds of boneless chicken breasts. Should I double the ingredients & how long should I cook for? 

    • Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

  18. the first time I made this i just put is over a good brown rice may I cut up potatoes and cook them along side for a one pot dish?

  19. Does the chicken need to be fully thawed for the slow cooker?

  20. I made this a few weeks ago and my daughter told me it tasted like something she would get in a fancy restaurant! I’m making it again tonight and cannot wait! I will serve with green beans and garlic bread.

  21. Can you use boneless skinless chicken breasts for this recipe. If so how many? Also would the cooking time change at all. Thank you so much and love this site.

  22. Could you possibly link your exact slow cooker? It looks pretty from the pictures and I am in need of a new one! THANKS! 

  23. just so I have the proportions as correct as possible: the four bone in chkn breasts would equate to home many grams?

  24. 4 chicken breasts is ALOT of food for my family and I. We usually have a couple days leftovers from just 2. If I half the recipe do you suggest making the cooking time shorter or does the cooking time stay the same?

  25. Wow I’ve used and reused a lot of your recipes and so I am considering getting your cookbook. 

  26. Except for the Thyme, didn’t have any on hand, I followed the recipe exactly. I put my slow cooker on high for 3-4 hours, as recipe said. I should have checked after 2 hours. the chicken was dry as could be. I will try making it again, because we thought the sauce was very good. Next time though, will cook with boneless chicken thighs or just for less time if I use the breasts again.

  27. 7 hr 50 min smelt great but to my taste a little to dry . I think you need to work out weight of chicken so the cooking time can be adjusted . I also used skinless breasts 4 large around 1.2 kilo

  28. This was amazing!! I added 4 pork chops to the mix and the extra juice I put it with my slow cooking root vegetables…such a great meal!!

  29. In the words of Mary Poppins, “Practically perfect in every way”. The herb mixture is amazing, and the chicken is so tender.

    Thanks for the great recipe!

  30. This recipe is so flavorful and delicious. I made it as written with a couple of minor substitutions: i used coconut sugar instead of brown sugar and I used boneless skinless chicken thighs. I cooked 12 thighs so i doubled the recipe. It cooked in just shy of 3 hours on high. I ended up shredding the meat and reduced the sauce, then I poured the sauce over the chicken. I served it over rice with veggies, but it would be great on a sandwich roll as well. This one’s a keeper!

  31. I just made this in my Instant Pot (totally winging it!!!) It turned out so flavorful! I used bone in breasts and drumsticks and cooked on high pressure for 20 minutes. Seriously so amazing! I can’t wait to try in the slow cooker to compare!

  32. I made this with chicken thighs and cooked on high for 3 hours and it was damn delicious! I combined all the ingredients and just poured it over the chicken.  After it was done cooking I put the juices in a pan with a little flour and made gravy. Served with white rice and veggies. Thank you for the great and super EASY recipe! 

  33. I just finished making this. Thank goodness for the reviews. I made it with chicken thighs (skin & bone-in) & drumsticks. I doubled the herbs & used 1.5 ingredients for the sauce. 
    I monitored the chicken & it was already done on low for 3.5 hours. I turned down the crock pot to warm until it was dinner time. When I tasted the sauce, it was far too vinegary, so I took the advice of one of the reviews & reduced the sauce in a frying pan & added a little bit of butter & brown sugar. That did the trick! Everyone loved the meal. The chicken was so tender & flavourful. The new sauce was poured over rice. Thank you for the base recipe & to the reviewers for their comments. 

  34. What would LOW cooker time be to double boneless breasts from 4 to 8? Do they have to be in single layer to work or stagger?

    • I recommend a single layer. As for timing, unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

  35. Planning on trying this out for some guests with special dietary requirements. Is it possible to double this recipe, and layer the chicken?

  36. Can the chicken be frozen or does it need to be thawed?

  37. Hi Chungah! Mike in Seattle here where we’re deep into the drizzly gray of November. I’m originally from SoCal (O.C.) and it’s around this time of year when I start to miss the sun, but I also really love the change of seasons we get here in WA. I bought some boneless/skinless chicken breasts at the grocery store yesterday and searched google for something to do with them…and came across this simple yet tasty recipe. I cooked them on low for 7 hours and served them with sides of brown rice, broccoli, and cranberry sauce. My husband and I both loved the way the chicken turned out and he said it was the best chicken I ever made. So thank you for the great recipe and this great blog that I’ve now bookmarked!

  38. Hi – can I substitute honey for the brown sugar?

  39. Heads up — I used boneless/skinless breasts and at 7.5 hours on low they came out way too dry. Delicious flavors — I will just have to try a shorter time next time!

  40. Hello! I love using flavored balsamic vinegars. Do you think they could be used here with this recipe?

  41. Hi,
    I’m cooking for a diabetic. Do you think I could either leave out the brown sugar or substitute 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce for the brown sugar?


    • Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

    • Hi Deborah,
      Have you ever used coconut crystals/coconut sugar? Its a lower glycemic index sweetener and tastes similar to brown sugar. I used it in this recipe in the measurement listed for the brown sugar and it turned out great.

  42. Made it last night and was less than successful.  The chicken was like sawdust it was so dry.  Can only assume that it cooked too long or there wasn’t enough liquid.  I note in the picture that your chicken appears to be almost covered with liquid after cooking.  May I ask what size of crockpot you used?  I have a fairly large one so perhaps that was the problem. Perhaps next time I should do 1c of broth to 1/2c of balsamic rather than equal amounts?

    • Oh no – what a bummer! I’m so sorry that this recipe did not turn out the way you had imagined. I used a 6-qt slow cooker as mentioned in the recipe.

      You can adjust the amounts as needed to suit your taste preferences. Sorry again!

      • 6qt is what I used as well.  Still find it interesting that your pictures of the final product shows the chicken in a large amount of fairly pale liquid while ours was almost black as the stock gave way to the balsamic vinegar.  May try again with a much shorter cooking time.   

  43. I made this tonight with skinless/boneless chx breast and it turned out amazing! The chicken was very tender! Good thing I checked it early because it cooked fast. So, I recommend setting your slow cooker to high and cooking for only 1hr 30m. I always think that my slow cooker is extra hot, so you may need to add more time if you don’t have the same results as me. And taking the advice of others, I only used about 60% of the brown sugar that the recipe called for and it was perfect! After I removed the chicken from crockpot, I poured the extra sauce into a small sauce pan, added a tad flour to thicken and it became a delicious sauce. Then I poured some of the sauce over the chicken to serve, and the rest in a gravy bowl for dripping on our roasted potatoes. My husband told me I have to keep this recipe and make it all the time!

  44. I saw that someone tried a whole duck but what about a whole chicken? I’d like to try instead of parts.

  45. THIS…is for tonight! After looking at all the positive comments, HOW can I pass it up?? Thanks for sharing 🙂

  46. I dont have any Brown sugar. What can i use to substitute? Regular white sugar ok?

    • Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

    • Have you already made this? Curious if it worked out for you if you just replaced it cup for cup? Because I believe that since brown sugar is essentially white sugar with molasses it’s slightly stickier/sweeter. I have done white sugar with a small amount of honey to replicate the texture of brown sugar and it worked well for another recipe.

  47. I made this last night. The flavors were excellent, but my chicken was very dry. I cooked it on low for 7 hours, so maybe too long.

  48. I made this the other night and it was good! It looked liked it was going to be a little overloaded with all the spices but is was surprisingly not. I shredded up the leftovers for tacos and they were great too! Thanks for the recipe!

  49. This was absolutely amazing! I actually made it with a whole duck and roasted it overnight in my crockpot for 8 hours on low. It was perfect! I strained the leftover cooking liquid, removed the fat, and cooked it down with cornstarch to form a sauce. This will for sure be cooked again!! Many thanks for a super simple and delicious recipe!

  50. I tried this for dinner tonight and read the comments twice because I suck at cooking and ruin most things. This was a success! It was so good. The chicken was juicy and the sauce was amazing. I added cyan pepper instead of flakes and added a bay leaf. I skipped the rosemary because I don’t like it. I also used only fresh herbs. I’ll be making this again soon. Mine only took about 2 hrs on high. I used boneless chicken breasts as well. 

  51. Can I use boneless skinless chicken breast? 

  52. I made this using bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs. I doubled the recipe, cooked it in the crock-pot on high for 4 hours, and added a few dashes of cinnamon. AMAZING! The meat literally fell off the bone. Will definitely be adding this to my potlock rotation.

  53. Hi, just wondering, is this recipe possible in an electric rice cooker? Looks gorgeous but I don’t have a slow cooker.. 

  54. Ok it’s people like me who stop me for ever posting my recipes so I apologize in advance, I followed the recipe exact except I used boneless chicken breast. It’s almost down with the cooking time and it tastes super bland. Don’t know what I’ve done wrong since most of the comments are wonderful. Any suggestions on how I can save this? There’s no vinegar or sugar taste. Add more maybe? Sorry clueless here. 

    • I’m not entirely sure, Lisa. Many of my readers here have substituted boneless, skinless chicken breasts with great results. It’s difficult for me to say with certainty what went wrong or what can be done at this point. Sorry!

  55. Yum! This was super easy and SO delicious! Everyone loved it (husband, 12 and 14 yr olds and me!). Your site is my go to for easy, delicious recipes. I used boneless, skinless thighs, only because that’s what I had on hand. Will definitely be making again soon!

  56. This is so delicious. Possibly the best chicken  recipe I’ve tried so far. I woke up late and didn’t have time to put it in the crockpot so when i came home from work, i mixed all the ingredients together in a bowl. I braised the chicken (I used leg quaters) in a cast iron skillet with the mixture for about  five minutes on each side. Then I put the parsley on top and placed the skillet in the oven on 375 for one hour. It came out great. Beautiful presentation, tender chicken and so yummy. Thank you!

  57. This is such an amazing recipe ! The whole family loved it. I used boneless skinless chicken breast and checked the doneness after the third hour on low. They took about four hours total on low. People need to remember boneless skinless chicken take a lot less time to cook than bone in and skin on.  Will definitely make this again!!

  58. How long for 2 boneless chicken breasts? 

    • Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment.

  59. I just made this and found that it cooked MUCH faster than expected in my All-Clad slow cooker.  But despite the meat being a bit dry from me accidentally overcooking it, the flavor was great and I’ll definitely give it another go.  The dish wasn’t pretty (the balsamic and herbs just looked black on the chicken after cooking) but the ease of preparation made up for the visuals!

  60. I am definitely going to try this recipe.  I know everyone’s tastes are different, but I love balsamic vinegar and will have fun with this.  I will be testing the chicken during cooking so it won’t be overcooked, and will adjust the flavor of the sauce if needed after cooking.  Thanks for sharing your recipes for us to use.

  61. Can this be made using boneless, skinless chicken breasts?
    If not, do you suggest any good slow cooker or other recipes for those? Thanks!

    • Mary, here is one of my favorite recipes that you can use, substituting boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I hope you get a chance to try it! 🙂

  62. Can this be made in a pressure cooker? If so, what setting and for how long of a cook time?

    • Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment.

  63. Super easy and delicious! The whole family liked it which is always a win in my book. 5 minutes to prep, the rest in the crockpot so super easy. I used boneless breasts and they were great.

  64. Tried this tonight, followed the recipe to a T and the chicken is dried out and bitter. Awful recipe.

    • ​I’m sorry that this recipe did not turn out the way you had imagined. I only post recipes that have been successfully tested in my own kitchen, and as you can see from the comments here, many of these readers have had great outcomes in the final dish as well.

      But I understand that failures and mishaps can happen, and I appreciate your honest feedback.

  65. Hi, thanks for the recipe! I ended up making about 2lbs of chicken thigh, on high for 3ish hours (3hrs 10 min at most) and found it a bit dry. Not complaining at all (I’d totally do this recipe again, but less time), but figure it’s one more data point in helping everyone figure out the right time for the speed (low vs high) for the type of chicken and amount of it. I look forward to finding more recipes on this blog!

    • Christie – I haven’t tried this recipe yet but I typically cook chicken thighs on low for 4 hours and they come out perfect. Maybe that will help!

  66. I am soooo glad to have found your site. My husband is crazy picky but literally every single thing I’ve made from you (probably 10-12 total recipes so far) have been huge hits with him. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Keep it coming! 🙂

  67. Hi !! Thank you so much for posting. Unfortunately my chicken did not turn out well. It is very dry 🙁 Oh well….glad I tried it though 🙂

  68. Can I use vegetable broth versus chicken broth?

  69. Made this tonight for dinner. Very good. My husbands wants to have it again soon:) Served with rice, very nice.

  70. So I have boneless chicken breasts in the crock now! I am so excited I found your blog! I have a question: your picture looks like you browned your chicken first. Is that how you got the nice browned texture? I put my chicken straight in crock and seasoned and then added balsamic. My chicken looks soft with almost a “boiled chicken” look. Would you recommend browning first? 
    Can’t wait to try more recipes! Thanks!

    • The chicken here looks a little different from yours as the recipe calls for bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts. But yes, you can certainly give it an initial sear or a quick broil at the very end to add some color. Hope that helps!

  71. Followed this to the letter and was not impressed. Chicken was dry and sauce was weird. Usually like balsamic but not this time.

    • I’m sorry that this recipe did not turn out the way you had imagined. I only post recipes that have been successfully tested in my own kitchen, and as you can see from the comments here, many of these readers have had great outcomes in the final dish as well. However, I understand that we all have different taste preferences, and I really appreciate your honest feedback.

  72. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts and used garlic salt instead of regular salt. I also a tablespoon of dijon mustard to the liquid. Cooked two hours on slow. Took breasts out of crock pot and let rest for 15 minutes. Added two tablespoons of butter to liquid in crock pot.  Shredded chicken, added back to crock pot and mixed with liquid. Served on hot crispy rolls. Tastes like North Carolina barbeque. Yummy!

  73. This said to cook for 7-8 hours on low. It was overcooked and completely dried out in 5.5. The blend of spices was also overpowering. Nobody ate it. We threw it out.

    • Thank you for your feedback. But instead of blaming the recipe, it is important to remember that many factors are at play here that may result in a failed outcome. I only share recipes that have been successful and well-tested in my own kitchen, but I understand that failures and mishaps can happen. But with a little bit more information, we can troubleshoot what went wrong to have a successful turnaround next time.

      So I must ask – did you follow the recipe exactly as written without any substitutions?

    • I made this today and I too found it more than done at the 5 hour mark, using boneless breasts. Though a bit dry, I thickened the sauce with a corn starch slurry and will use it to serve with rice. The flavor however is delicious and I didn’t alter or adjust any ingredients. I’ll make it again, but now know I can adjust the cook time accordingly. 

  74. I absolutely love it !!!!
    I didn’t have any basil but I used everything else and it tastes great !

  75. Cooked on high for fours. Came out dry and very bland. Would not recommend.

    • Matthew, cooking time specifically states 3-4 hours for the high setting. Perhaps your chicken may have just needed 3 hours instead of the 4, resulting in a dry texture?

    • When given a span of cooking time, it may be a good idea to test the ingredients at the earliest time for doneness to avoid over cooking. You can always add time, but you can never take it away.

  76. I made this today, EXCELLENT FLAVOR & TENDERNESS!!!
    I had to use boneless chicken breasts as that’s what was in the freezer. Other than that, I followed the recipe EXACTLY. They were done to perfection in 2 hrs on high at which time I removed them to a warm baking dish n placed in a 200 degree oven to keep warm while I finished 2 sides. I then took all the liquid from the crockpot and boiled it off with 1 Tbs butter and 1 Tbs brown sugar to make an excellent balsamic reduction. Poured it over the breasts along with some fresh chopped parsley as suggested. Served it with some Stove Top Stuffing and Green Beans Almondine and Apple Sauce. Wonderful dish and very easy to make
    Looking forward to making it again with bone-in breasts and thighs mixed!

  77. I made this tonight in my Instant Pot. Delicious! This will be in my rotation now 🙂 Thank you!

  78. OMG, I must have done something wrong. Mine did not turn out tasting good at all. It taste like a vinegary puree with chunks of chicken. I think maybe 1/4 vinegar would have been better. I’ll never know. Not making this again. If anyone can help me salvage this dish, I would vey much appreciate it. Thank you. P.S. Not to rain on your parade nor being a “hater”, just need help.

    • Leeza, did you follow the recipe exactly as written without any substitutions?

      I’m sorry that this recipe did not turn out the way you had imagined. I only post recipes that have been successfully tested in my own kitchen, and as you can see from the comments here, many of these readers have had great outcomes in the final dish as well. However, I understand that we all have different taste preferences, and I really appreciate your honest feedback.

    • I bought the “nicer” balsamic vinegar this time at the store, and it tastes WAY different and less vinegary than the cheapo bottle I’ve always gotten before. I wonder if that was the problem? A balsamic vinegar that’s less than great tasting to begin with?

  79. This was A-MAZ-ING! I’m NOT the cook in my house, but I’m off this week and attempted to cook (I’m a teacher). My husband loved it! It will be moved into my repertoire of the 5 meals I make for dinner! Thank you so much! I even added some carrots! 

  80. I “made” this yesterday,  adding slightly more crushed red pepper. It was fantastic with rice.
    Thank you for a stupendously easy recipe. 

  81. I followed the instructions, but used boneless chicken breasts. I also added a bay leaf and a splash of worcestershire sauce to the pot.
    My end result was too sour, not to mention the sauce was very thin. I saved it with milk and cornstarch, which both thickened it and neutralized that pesky acidity! Now I can serve it to my boyfriend when he gets home! Lol

  82. Another total SUCCESS! I am serious when I say I haven’t been steered wrong with any recipe on this site. I used boneless skinless chicken breast but other than that I followed the recipe to the letter. I cooked it for 5 hours on low and it turned out stupendous! Whole family gorged on this (I didn’t but I’m more lady like) and I had my share…making it again. Thank you Chungah. Keep these wonderful recipes coming 🙂

  83. I LOVE THIS RECIPE. I also added the carrots and it’s a great addition. Do you think I could easily double this recipe? Or is that too much chicken for the Crockpot?

  84. winner! winner ! Chicken Dinner !!!
    -wow every time  I make this I think gee- I will never need to look for another awesome slow cooker meal again !  I have taken the sauce and thickened it slightly to pour over basmati rice – Yum 🙂 

  85. Do you think I could add baby carrots to this recipe?

  86. Would it still taste great without the sugar? Trying to find recipes that meet diet requirements! Thanks! PS. this sounds so good!!

  87. Do you have to use Chicken breasts? Can you use thighs and legs? Would there be a cooking time difference?

  88. Thyme and rosemary…fresh or dried? I’m assuming dried because of measurements but just want to be sure. Thank you for your blog. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  89. The chicken is fall off the bone tender. My only change would be to cut the sugar in half. Eating this dish hot was fine, but the left overs were way too sweet.

  90. Made this for dinner tonight. I mismeasured and used too much basil but it was still very good. Also, not reading the directions thoroughly (duh), I mixed all the spices in with the liquids instead of seasoning the chicken with them. So, I just salt & peppered the chicken and poured the basil-ly sauce over the top. Boneless, skinless breasts, about 7 hours. Delish!! Served with roasted broccoli and some brown rice.

  91. Love the website, but this dish was way too sweet. Sauce inedible, and chicken so sweet. Love the cashew chicken recipe though.

    • Michelle, thank you for trying my recipe. If the recipe was too sweet to taste, you can reduce the amount of brown sugar as needed for next time.

  92. The sauce that is cooked in the slow cooker with the chicken. Well the chicken is raw and cooked with the sauce so is the sauce safe to eat? I guess so as it is cooked but just thought I would check.

    Thank you

    • No, bc it is in the pan with raw chicken. Any of the juices from the raw meat will be mixing with the balsamic sauce so your sauce will be inedible at that time. The chicken must be cooked through in order to consume any of the ingredients in the crock pot.

      • Sorry- but a lil’ confused. If you cant have the  slow cooker’ sauce’ then why is it that we put a whole uncooked chicken in with veggies and we can eat the veggies that have cooked in that juice…?? Thx

        • Lynda, my apologies – I am confused with what you are asking?

        • You can eat the juice. When you cook your chicken and veggies, the sauce cooks right along with it. Or am I missing something in the question or in the other replies to the question??

    • Yes, the sauce is safe to eat, as well. It all cooks together in the slow cooker.

  93. Made this recipe and it was a keeper! Your website has now become my “go to” when I need ideas for dinner. Thanks!

  94. Im going to try this in my pressure cooker tonight.

    • How did it work out in your pressure cooker? I would like to do the same but have yet to try out my new pressure cooker. What setting do I cook this dish on and for how long? Thanks!

  95. This was awesome! Thanks! Made it with boneless, skinless thighs and had it easily assembled in 5 minutes before work. I did use maybe half the sugar with success for those wondering.

  96. I am so happy to have recently discovered your site! Made this 2 nights ago; my husband was very impressed. It is very sweet, juicy, and flavorful. I’m a sucker for anything with balsamic. I used boneless, skinless breasts, and it was done in about 5-6 hours on low. Thanks, again!

  97. Made this tonight, it was delicious! Used boneless chicken breasts and cooked for 7 hours. Meat was tender and juicy. So far I have loved everything I’ve made from your blog.

  98. Can I skip the brown sugar do you think?

  99. Made this for supper this evening was tasty, did you use white balsamic ? My liquid looked much darker than yours and so was the chicken,,

  100. Cannot wait to try this – what are your thoughts on using boneless chicken? Maybe less time?

  101. Do I pour the mixture over the chicken or around it?

  102. Hello! Love your recipes. Could I use anything other than chicken for this recipe? Thank you.

  103. Throw everything in a slow cooker and go? I’m sold! But this flavor combination is fantastic – can’t wait to try this one!

  104. This looks great for my type 2 diabetes! Thanks

  105. Can I use my Dutch Oven instead? And if so, on top of stove or in oven and at what temp. And for how long.
    Thanks so much…love all your recipes

  106. Guess what’s for dinner Sunday? Yep – this is it. The hot weather has made me lazy but at the same time, hungry! A nice big salad and purchased rolls . . . and even rice in the rice cooker should do just fine. Wanting to bake but can’t bring myself to turn the oven on. Thanks for sharing this.

    • How did this come out? Mine is cooking now. There is only two of us, so I did one LARGE chicken breast. I probably won’t have to do 7 hours. I am just curious how the meat finishes.


  107. I’m a sucker for slow cooker recipes. I love this one! Sounds absolutely delicious. I’ll let you know when I make this and how it turns out!

  108. This looks great! What sides would you suggest serving?

    • These lemon rosemary roasted potatoes would be a great complement to this meal.

    • Those rosemary potatoes look awesome! I don’t have any in the house right now so I’m using up a half bag of egg noodles. Since this dish will have a nice little sauce I think that would go well. For that matter suppose rice and simple couscous would be good too. As for a veggie side dish, I would think with chicken and herbs anything would go. From asparagus to broccoli to butternut squash to a salad – cooked your favorite way.