Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken

Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken | Something to be SavoredIt’s been brought to my attention that there is a correlation between recipe simplicity and attempts at cooking… the more simple the recipes I post are, the more likely my friends are to actually try to make them.  Well, you ask and you shall receive.  Last week I pinned an unbelievably simple crock pot recipe from Dishing with Leslie.  I love everything about it: short ingredients list, practically no prep, and did I mention it’s balsamic (yum)?

Ingredients

        • 4 – 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs)
        • 2 tbsp olive oil
        • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
        • 2  14.5 oz cans petite diced tomatoes (keep the juices, too)
        • 1 sweet onion, sliced (not chopped)
        • 2 tbsp minced garlic
        • 1 tsp oregano
        • 1 tsp  basil
        • 1 tsp  rosemary
        • 1/2 tsp thyme
        • Salt
        • Pepper
Directions
Pour the olive oil in the bottom of the crock pot. Lay chicken breasts in the crock pot and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Top with thickly sliced onions.

In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and gently stir them together.

Pour the mixture over top of the chicken and onions.

And that’s it! Then you cook it! Cook on high for about 3 hours, or low for about 6 hours.  I threw this in one afternoon after work at 4:30, and it was ready to go for a 7:30 dinner.  But there’s so much liquid in the mixture that you can definitely leave it cooking while you’re at work all day and not have to worry about the chicken drying out.  It’s SO easy and chicken in the crock pot is SO tender… I love this recipe!  And if you’re feeling cheesey (I mean, aren’t we always?) melt some mozzarella on top!

Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken | Something to be Savored

Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken | Something to be Savored

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