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Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken

If you're making this into a freezer meal it's better to either pre-saute the mushrooms or use canned. Fresh mushrooms (in my opinion) do not freeze well.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time7 hours
Total Time7 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Author: Gwen


  • 2 to 2 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken
  • 1 pound whole mushrooms washed
  • 2 large carrots peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 to 10 cloves of garlic crushed (obviously, depends on your garlic preferences)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup onions sliced, diced or minis (I used minis, you don't have to)
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar


  • Place the chickens in the bottom of the slow cooker insert.
  • Add the carrots, then the mushrooms.
  • Mix the remaining ingredients and pour over the chicken and vegetables.
  • Cover slow cooker, and cook on Low setting for 6 to 8 hours.

Psstt...To get an "all-over color and saturated flavor FLIP the chicken thighs halfway through if you're around. It'll improve the flavor but it is NOT mandatory.