Herbed Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe
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Herbed Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe

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In Bogalusa, Louisiana, Sundra Hauck uses her slow cooker to prepare well-seasoned chicken breasts that cook up moist and tender. "My daughter, who has two young sons to keep up with, shared this with me several years ago," she relates. "I've made it repeatedly."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half : 211 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 392mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat.


  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.
Originally published as Herbed Slow Cooker Chicken in Quick Cooking July/August 2004, p20

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 247506
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2016

"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!"

chris28304 User ID: 2137086 238426
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"I added diced carrots and potatoes. The vegetables had a really good taste but we did not care much for the chicken. None of the flavor penetrated the chicken even though I pierced each piece with a fork, rubbed the seasoning on both top and bottom and let it sit overnight."

Linda842010 User ID: 5358178 235929
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"My family did not like this recipe. There are much better tasting chicken recipes."

Lowcalmama User ID: 7448511 217109
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"Awesome dish! We love it!"

Kara Webber Schiro User ID: 1772356 59022
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2014

"My 12 year old says "Best chicken Ever!""

Jan2 User ID: 116031 206185
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"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."

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 62791
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2014

"We enjoyed this chicken dinner. Like some other reviewers, I used smoked paprika and lifted the skin to rub the spices underneath. I chopped up the leftovers for chicken salad. I used the tasty cooking juices in place of plain chicken broth in my white bean ragout side dish."

scotland1 User ID: 1426757 62790
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2014

"Did not like it. When it was in the slow cooker it smelled like cabbage cooking. Will not make it again."

Cookie652 User ID: 7612531 106444
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"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."

Timbergurl1 User ID: 4047214 106301
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

"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."

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