Family Chicken Recipe
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Family Chicken Recipe

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"MY MOTHER-IN-LAW said she devised this recipe when her children were growing up and schedules were hectic. It was a favorite Sunday dish because it could be cooking while the family was at church. When they came home, it didn't take long to finish the preparations and put dinner on the table."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 pounds), cut up
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups chicken broth

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 pieces) equals 492 calories, 29 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 140 mg cholesterol, 1055 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 38 g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, sage, basil and seasoned salt, reserving 1/4 cup. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, brown chicken in butter on all sides.
  2. Transfer chicken to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the reserved flour mixture to the skillet; stir until smooth. When mixture begins to bubble, stir in chicken broth and bring to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on high for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as No-Fuss Chicken in Reminisce January/February 1995, p51

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"This recipe is my husband's favorite way to enjoy chicken. It's easy to prepare and cooks without fuss in the slow cooker. Chicken is always tender and juicy. I serve it with mashed potatoes and peas."

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"Best crock pot chicken I have ever had."

Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

"This is an excellent dish! Loved it ... so easy and tastes so good. Cooked up some rice and served it with the gravy/chicken leftovers and was able to stretch it into another meal. Thanks for the recipe."

Reviewed May. 6, 2011

"Fantastic, will definitly make again, my husband loved it!"

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2010

"My family of 8 absolutely LOVES this recipe! I also used boneless skinless, much easier! This will be one my children will feed to their children. LOVE IT!"

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