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Slow-Cooked Sunday Chicken Recipe

Slow-Cooked Sunday Chicken Recipe

Here’s a hearty dish for two that satisfies the biggest appetites. It’s loaded with good old-fashioned flavor. —Ruthann Martin, Louisville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 small carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 celery rib, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup cut fresh green beans (2-inch pieces)
  • 2 small red potatoes, halved
  • 2 bone-in chicken breast halves (7 ounces each), skin removed
  • 2 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • Pinch pepper


  • 1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, layer the first seven ingredients in the order listed. Combine the water, bouillon, salt, thyme, basil and pepper; pour over the top. Do not stir.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until vegetables are tender and thermometer reads 170°. Remove chicken and vegetables. Thicken cooking juices for gravy if desired. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 304 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 927mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 37g protein.

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Cklee1403 User ID: 7760621 261166
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2017

"This was very easy and tasty.I used 3 chicken breasts instead of the 2 recommended.I added a little extra chicken broth and extra potatoes.I increased the seasoning since some thought it a little bland. It was a great weeknight dinner that tasted like s Sunday dinner.I served it with fried cornbread.I wouldn't change a thing"

sherrilimon User ID: 8876512 249230
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2016

"It was great. I made a gravy out of the drippings. Next time I'll add more liquid to the crock pot so I can make more of the gravy. (I used chicken breast boneless skinless and doubled the recipe.)"

dzickuhr User ID: 8680782 241368
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"This recipe was simple and it was a good meal. It makes for a full course meal. Thanks! The seasoning after cooking may help build more flavor."

kaylenn2172 User ID: 1286066 223502
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2015

"Very, very bland. So disappointed."

MissCarol44 User ID: 6056464 218751
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"Since Sunday I like to TRY to relax more, it is the crock pot for me. Got on the computer and saw this and I got everything they mention and even a bit extra. Have done this kind of recipe but in the oven and it turns out good, and pretty sure this will be good tomorrow. For the Lady who needed more taste on her veggies. I use Mrs. Dash on alot and it works for us. I will use chicken stock though instead of the hot water and bouillon, Aldi's grocery store for a $1.79, had it for the holiday time and it has more flavor than the chicken broth."

ddaisyy User ID: 7193586 217596
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"Okay, this is going to sound weird. I am not in a fan of pot roast. For me, this fulfilled the meat and potates desire and made the family happy. I used chiceken thighs with skin and bone in, seared the skin in the bacon fat, and made gravy. The results? I say better than pot roast!"

[email protected] User ID: 6260781 214037
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

"Doubled the recipe and made it to a "T". Loved it, very filling and the chicken was perfect, but I wish it had a little more flavor in the veggies."

russty71 User ID: 6757675 103740
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2014

"can I use FROZEN breasts or should they be thawed 1st??"

equestsarah81 User ID: 5110682 83546
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2014

"This was a GREAT meal!!! Kinda like chicken stew! I changed things up a bit though... I omitted the celery and green beans (used green beans for side dish) and added mini portobello mushrooms instead. Also, in the water & chicken bouillon I added an Italian seasoning blend and garlic powder instead of thyme & basil. Another thing I added was 1 can of Campbells Cream of chicken & Mushroom soup (undiluted) and 1 can of Campbells Cream of Mushroom w/ Roasted Garlic soup. The meal was FANTASTIC and had great flavor! Hubby and the kids loved it! This will for sure be a great dinner for any occasion! :)"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 133920
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2014

"Not a company dish but just down home good cooking. It was a hit at my house."

abashu User ID: 6784654 155561
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2013

"We loved this meal. I did make a few adjustments, I bought frozen stew vegetables that had potato, carrot, and celery. I already had pearl onions so I used those. And I used boneless chicken breasts. We also put a little italian vinagrette on the potatoes, just for a little more flavor."

burgers76 User ID: 1617807 67401
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"i live alone and only have one slow cooker and its 6 qt. what happens to the recipe? sounds good."

jackofalltrades User ID: 6344852 73024
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"I alternate veggies according to what I have a taste for. It is always good. I have added frozen peas or beans after a few hours of cooking time and it turns out fine. Nice and healthy and easy."

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 159254
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2013

"The chicken was extremely moist and fall apart tender. I tripled the recipe for a family get together. One suggestion might be to flip the chicken half way through the cook time. The bottom had more flavor than the top since it was soaking up the juices. Since I tripled the recipeI cooked it for 10 hours."

gingerriss User ID: 4959883 83481
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"It was very plain..didnt think it was worth it"

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 154894
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2009

"Very tasty! But my veggies got a little overcooked. Next time I'll check it right at 6 hours instead of letting it run 7 1/2."

ProblemChild User ID: 3731049 72803
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2009

"This is a wonderful & healthy recipe!! Thanks Ruthann for the posting. The aroma of the dish cooking made it difficult to fight the temptation to lift the crock pot lid. What I liked about this recipe is you can easily substitute or alter the seasonings to suit your own particular family's tastes and it still comes out great. Plus you don't have to turn on the oven!!"

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