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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


  • 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


  • 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. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into the chicken reads 170°.
  • 2. Mix cornstarch and wine until smooth; stir into slow cooker. Cover on high for 30 minutes or until gravy is thickened. Serve with rice. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 274 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 934mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 31g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

"Rather upset...the receipe in the slowcooker receipe says to add the next five ingredients to the crockpot and cook...then says to mix cornstarch and wine or broth...I just added the five and then realized it didn't sound right. I'm not a super cook so I didn't catch it first. Disappointed because its probably not going to come out right."

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2011

"Was a quick easy recipe but my wife and I did not care for the flavor. Was OK but not good enough to make again."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"This is an excellent recipe and will certainly make it again. Did change a couple things. decreased pepper to 1/2 tsp. and added about 1 cup chicken broth in crock pot as it seemed too dry with just the 1 can cream of mushroom soup, etc. Turned out wonderful! My husband loved it."

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"This is one of my family's FAVORITE recipes! My husband and four year old even eat the vegetables! It is really good on a cold day and I reccommend serving it with some nice fresh baked rolls."

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"This has way too much pepper. Would definitely make this again but with a lot less pepper."

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2009

"Instead of making the gracvy, I omitted the cornstarch and in the beginning I added 2 cups of chicken broth to make it more moist. Simple, quick, easy."

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2009

"I will make this recipe again but with some variations. 1 tsp is way to much pepper. I am a big pepper eater but it was overpowering. Next time I will use 1/2 tsp. I will also leave out the tarragon (not a big fan) and add garlic (big fan)."

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2009

"I do not plan to make this recipe again. My husband and I did not like it. I agree it is an easy and quick recipe but we didn't like the flavor."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2008

"This was excellant and easy/fun to make. I will definately make it again. 5 Stars from me.


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