Chicken from the French Countryside (Crock Pot)

Total Time
7hrs 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 7 hrs

I haven't tried this one yet, but thought it was interesting for the Zaar World tour to France.


  1. Cut the chicken into serving portions, rinse and pat dry.
  2. Peel and dice carrots and onion.
  3. Wash beans and cut into 2 inch pieces.
  4. Clean and slice mushrooms.
  5. Smash, peel and dice the garlic.
  6. Wash, core and chop the tomatoes into 1/4 inch pieces.
  7. Place chicken into slow cooker.
  8. Add everything else except the rice and water.
  9. Cover and cook on low 4-5 hours.
  10. Stir in the rice and water.
  11. Cover and cook on low 3-4 more hours.


Most Helpful

My husband and I really enjoyed this, we removed as much skin and fat as possible from the chicken. We also cooked the rice separately and added it in about 1 hour before serving. The veggies were delicious. Next time I will debone the chicken first, b/c I didn't really like bones that were hanging around in there after the meat fell away. But overall, very tasty.

heatherhopecs December 03, 2005

I varied from the recipe by marinading the chicken with "Herbes de Provence" and a bit of white wine vinegar. Family loved the chicken but found the rest too bland. My daughter suggested using spicy peppers to give it some zip. I thought it was nice but agree it needed something. Great recipe if you enjoy subtle flavour. Don't forget to cut off the fat and excess skin from your chicken. I did this, but found the dish too fatty: I wish I took off more skin (and the fat that goes with it).

iav8 October 26, 2005

Used two chicken breasts and wished I had added a sprig or two of fresh herbs, such as rosemary and thyme. Watch the rice carefully-if overcooked your wonderful cassoulet will become gummy, and it happens quickly, at least mine did.

sugarpea October 18, 2005

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