Chicken in a slow cooker is always an easy way to have dinner simmering, ready to serve and sending wonderful aroma of comfort food - right when you walk in the house from the day! No mess, no fuss, just filling and delicious healthy dinner for your family tonight.
This recipe is designed to serve 4-6 people, but you can easily adjust the size by choosing less or more chicken amounts. (For example: Cut recipe in half if there’s only 2, double if you want to feed up to 8.)
Here’s how to make it…
4 chicken drumsticks + 4 thighs, skinless (if you purchase chicken with skin-on, just pull it off prior to putting in the slow cooker!)
1/2 cup white wine (for a dry recipe, you can swap sherry wine vinegar or
1 medium white or sweet onion, sliced in rings
4 cloves garlic, mashed
2-3 bay leaves, dried
1-28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes, no added salt
2-3 Thyme sprigs, leaves removed or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 Tsp Oregano
1 Tsp Garlic powder or granules
1 Tsp Onion powder
Sea or Himalayan pink salt, cracked black pepper
Garnish with fresh basil and ground Parmesan if desired.
Put all ingredients in the slow cooker, pouring the tomatoes and wine over the chicken, then placing the onions and spices over all of it.
Put the heat on low, and cook for 6 hours or so. Ready to serve!
To keep it gluten-free, serve over veggie noodles - like spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles. If you enjoy pasta on occasion, try one of these healthier pasta options for a delicious and simple dinner! (One of the suggestions there is still gluten-free!)
Let us know what you think of this simple, but tasty recipe! We’d even love to see your personal pics of how it turned out on our Facebook page FRESH Start for Health!