Herbed Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon browning sauce, optional
- 4 bone-in chicken breast halves (8 ounces each)
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1. In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; rub over chicken. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker; add broth. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender. Yield: 4 servings.
1 chicken breast half : 211 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 392mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 33g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat.
Reviews for Herbed Slow Cooker Chicken
"Very tasty and so easy! I made a nice gravy with the juices and served the chicken on a bed of rice with peas. Delicious!"
"My family did not like this recipe. There are much better tasting chicken recipes."
"Awesome dish! We love it!"
"My 12 year old says "Best chicken Ever!""
"This was good, but not the best. Not as flavourful as I thought it would be with all the herbs used. Added celery &carrots, as some suggested. Used bone in thighs, cooked for 4 hours (probably done in less time). The broth was good thickened with flour, served over rice. Will try again, adding more herbs. Very quick to put together, but as I said, just not as much flavour as we like."
"Did not like it. When it was in the slow cooker it smelled like cabbage cooking. Will not make it again."
"I threw in a few extra spices and also chopped up a bunch of celery and carrots. I didn't get to eat it the first night so it got reheated for about 45 minutes in the crock pot. OMG, it was soooo. Ladled a scoop of that wonderful brother over some broccoli and rice and it was a lovely meal."
"Seasoning was good. I tweaked a few things for our preferences, but I didn't really change a lot. However the chicken broth, in my opinion, is almost entirely unnecessary. I added a tiny amount and left it at that. When I made it with the full amount, there was so much liquid in there from the broth and the chicken that the chicken basically boiled in the crock pot."
"First, I read many of the comments about the recipe before making it. When I made the paste I resisted the urge to tweak the spices with the exception of using smoked paprika instead of regular. I had 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts on hand and was cooking for two. (Did not change amounts in the spice glaze.) After coating each side I used a pronged meat tenderizer to drive spices into chicken and added another coat before putting them into the crock. I also sautéed one fresh garlic clove in 1 tbsp of butter and added it to the broth. There was to much broth for two half breasts in a 4 qt pot so I added a layer of potatoes underneath. I ended up with a very tasty mealb (chicken was flavorful). The spices were not over powering. But next time I will season the potatoes as well as the chicken, before cooking."
"I made this with only 3 boneless breasts and cooked it for way too long due to working hours. The chicken was dry, but we had it with some Rice a Roni chicken flavored rice, which helped with the dryness. The flavor was excellent and I will make it again, but with the bone in breasts. The dryness was my fault!!!!"
"After reading some of the reviews I decided to stick my fingers between the chicken and the skin like you do on a turkey once the skin was loosened it was easy to put the seasoning underneath the skin. It worked perfectly. Hope this helps."
"I haven't made this so I won't rate it, but if you pierce the chicken breast after seasoning it should make the seasoning go into the meat of the breast. It would not let me post without rating so I will go with the majority, knowing from the recipe it should be very good."
"Love this recipe. Easy to make and everyone loves it."
"chicken is surprisingly really moist."
"This recipe was easy, tasty and the chicken was very moist. The seasoning was good, but the flavor did not cook in to the meat as well as I had hoped. Will make again as it is so easy."
"This is a quick, easy and tasty recipe. I have also done it in my Pampered Chef magic pot in the microwave for about 12 minutes and it is just as good."
"I made this recipe and the family loved it. I will use less pepper and i quadruple the broth to make it more soup like, as the family likes it. Thea season is great otherwise. Once the chicken is cooked, i also break it up so it absorbs more broth flavor and i add corn starch to thicken the liquid. My son really enjoyed it. I also use defrosted boneless skinless chicken."
"Left in the browning sauce and it tasted good to me. It's nice to have options for bone-in chicken."
"This recipe is a keeper. Everyone liked it. Was fast to get it going on a busy afternoon."
"This ended up way too dry. Had to use it for chicken salad. The flavor didn't seem to penetrate into the meat, either, though the outside of each piece was tasty."
"My family loved this chicken. I did what one person suggested and added 1 cup of chicken broth. At the end, I removed the chicken to a platter and thickened the gravy to spoon over the chicken. Next time I will make rice to go along side this tosoak upthe excellent gravy. Thank yoy for such a wonderful recipe!"
"Very good, had all the ingredients on my spice rack!!! chicken turned out very moist&yummy! Left out the browning sauce....I would definately make this recipe again!"
"I will make this again tweeking it to our taste. The brown sauce adds no flavor, but made it murky and ugly -- I'll definitely eliminate that. I will use either the thyme or the basil, but not both. I will add onions and mushrooms, just because we love them. It was nice to come home from church and have dinner ready! As with most slow cooked meals, it smelled wonderful!"
"My family really enjoyed this recipe. I didn't have trouble with the chicken holding the seasonings. I was able to put it in the crock put before church and came home to a tasty meal."
"The chicken did turn out tender, but it did not hold the flavors or seasonings very well. Unfortunately, the gravy lacked taste as well."
"I'm surprised by the ratings so far. My family LOVED this. Very flavorful. Very easy. Definitely a crowd pleaser."
"Easy to make and tastes great. I used boneless tenderloins."
"Very tender and moist. My daughter even fussed about how good it was, and that's unusual! Next time, however, I'll add more herbs and spices and definitely some salt. Still, it was very good!"
"I have made this twice now. Once with boneless chicken breasts and once with chicken tenders. Each time yielding delicious results! I add peeled potatoes on top sprinkled with a mixed herbs (just some pre-made thing from a shaker) and it turns out melt in your mouth wonderful! I usually add a full cup of boullion as I don't usually keep broth on hand that I can just use 1/2 cup of and that gives plenty of juiciness to ladle over the meat."
"We did not care for the flavor."
"Love this recipe! I cooked the chicken for 6 hours because the pieces were thick. It came out perfect. So moist and tender, we didn't need a knife!!"
"Very good, I actually added poultry spice and it might have been a bit too much. I love poultry spice though. This was excellent though. Very simple!"
"the chicken was too dry but I believe it was because the pieces were: 1) too big, and 2) I think it cooked faster than what I had anticipated (I forgot to factor in that I was using less chicken). The taste of the spices was awesome and the juices made a really good gravy... I don't eat gravy so, for me to say it was good... it was really good."
"This was wonderful!! Definately will make again and again...."
"I love this recipe. I use my elec skillet instead of a slow cooker or crock pot. I set it about 275 for about an hr or til the chichen is done. It comes out great!"
"This was so good! Thank you! I added onion salt instead of seasoned salt and it was great. I will make this again."
"I made this (without the browning sauce) and it was fine. But I prefer the Slow Cooked Lemon chicken Breasts. But I will try adding the peppers, onions and garlic to both recipes next time."
"Do you think I could use boneless, skinless chicken?"
"I used a wild turkey breast and added peppers, onions and garlic. The next day, I thickened the juice with four, and added chicken base, a splash of red wine, a dash of sugar and a can of veggie broth. I served it over noodles, a few tomatoes and some swiss cheese. I thought it was fantastic! And I will use the rub again! Thanks for the great recipe!"
"Is this chicken skinless? can you make it with skinlessthankssharon"
"Browning sauce simply adds color to any sauce or gravy. I don't believe it adds any flavor - just makes it deep,rich colorl.Judy"
"I know of two. Maggi and Kitchen Bouquet. I like both of them. Excellent in homemade gravies."
"What is a browning sauce?"
" This looks and sounds yummy! I am going to have to try this. What side dishes does your daughter serve with this? Does she use the browning sauce?Thanks for sharing... I just love trying new recipes. The fact that you use the crock pot makes it more appealing to me. My DH works in EMS and our DS works in septic tank pumping business and they both work long hours. I have to be at work at 7:30 am so a crock pot makes preparing meals much easier for me.Rosa "
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.