Peppery Chicken with Potatoes Recipe
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Peppery Chicken with Potatoes Recipe

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We like this recipe because while we go to church on Sundays the chicken cooks and is ready for us when we get home.—Lori Draves, Highland, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours + standing
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours + standing
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound red potatoes (about 6 medium), cut into wedges
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)


  1. Place potatoes and onion in a 6-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix seasonings. Tuck wings under chicken; tie drumsticks together. Rub seasoning mixture over outside and inside of chicken. Place chicken over vegetables.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours or until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170°-175°. Remove chicken from slow cooker; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.
  3. Transfer vegetables to a platter; keep warm. If desired, skim fat and thicken cooking juices for gravy. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Peppery Chicken with Potatoes in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2014, p35

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 263530
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2017

"I also used chicken breasts as that is what I had on hand. I should have cooked them for only 4 hours since the chicken was a little dry; not too much though. The flavor was outstanding. It had just the right heat and the potatoes were out of this world. My husband accidentally bought small purple potatoes, but it didn't matter at all. The potatoes were the best part! I'll be making this again for sure."

chris28304 User ID: 2137086 231641
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2015

"I used chicken breasts instead and added baby carrots and a little bit of vegetable broth. Will definitely make again."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 224528
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2015

"This is wonderful!! I used just legs and thighs and added just a little splash of chicken broth. The chicken is so juicy, one bite and the juices were running down my chin!! Outstanding flavor as well!!"

lcarau User ID: 3094792 223126
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2015

"My potatoes turned out gray looking and not very appetizing. Any suggestions?"

fishrgal User ID: 1182152 222619
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2015 Edited Mar. 13, 2015

"I just put everything together to make this, and realized there is no liquid of any kind! Shouldn't there be some liquid? So I added a can of cream of chicken soup and a 1/4 cup of milk. Next time I will probably just add a little chicken broth. But it was very good, the flavor of the chicken was wonderful! And because the potatoes cooked in the liquid with the onions, they had a great taste too. Would I make this again? Yes."

SanditheCat User ID: 1238615 222438
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2015 Edited Mar. 13, 2015

"Hubby loved it. You don't need to add liquid, the chicken provides the juices. This is a keeper. Flavorful but not hot spicy."

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