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Saucy Chicken with Veggies and Rice Recipe

Saucy Chicken with Veggies and Rice Recipe

“I'm proud to share this recipe. I created it many years ago for a slow-cooker contest and won first place! It's rich and flavorful, yet so easy.” Teri Lindquist - Gurnee, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sliced celery
  • 3 cups sliced fresh carrots
  • 2 cups sliced onion
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • 1. Place the celery, carrots, onion and chicken in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the soup, soup mix, thyme, pepper and tarragon; pour over chicken.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until meat is tender. Mix cornstarch and wine until smooth; stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high 30 minutes longer or until gravy is thickened. Serve with rice. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 2/3 cup gravy mixture (calculated without rice) equals 274 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 934 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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