Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs
This recipe comes from Crock Pot Slow Cooker Cusine by Rival. Feel free to adjust amounts to taste.
- 6 -8 cut-up chicken pieces (skin on or off)
- seasoning salt and black pepper (or use white salt)
- 4 tablespoons butter or 4 tablespoons margarine
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped (optional)
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic (or to taste)
- black pepper (or use cayenne)
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons chili powder (or to taste)
- 1 (16 ounce) can whole tomatoes
- 2 (4 ounce) cans sliced mushrooms, drained
- 1⁄2 cup heavy whipping cream (optional)
- Rinse and dry the chicken parts.
- Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
- In a skillet heat the butter with oil. Brown the chicken quickly on both sides, (if you are starting your crockpot in the morning, chop onion and brown your chicken the night before, and leave in the fridge until the morning, warm in the microwave for 5 minutes before adding to the crockpot to start the cooking process).
- Place the chicken pieces in the crockpot, then sprinkle the bell pepper (if using) over the chicken.
- In a large bowl, stir together all the remaining ingredients (except the heavy cream); pour into the crockpot over the chicken pieces.
- Cover, and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours, or on HIGH for 4-5 hours.
- Just before serving, stir in the heavy cream (if using).
This dish was pretty simple but it misses the WOW factor. The sauce was watery and pooled on the plate under the noodles. The tomatoes had a great taste and I wish the chicken had taken on a similar flavoring. I wish I had read the other review and I would have let it cook longer.... but the chicken was cooked perfectly at the 5 hour mark. Good, but the sauce needs minor tweaking. Thanks Kitten!
i make a similar recipe except on the stove top - follow same instructions except at the end I add some cornstarch to me cream to thicken it up - then I add cooked egg noddles to the whole pot - Delicious Recipe and a Cool Name!!!! Everyone always enjoys!!! Cooked on the stove top - cooks in about an hour!
i was torn in giving the star ratings...here's why. i cooked the appropriate 4-5 hours on high and wasn't super impressed with the results. the sauce didn't seem to infuse the chicken a whole lot and was watery when I tried to serve it on noodles, as suggested. BUT...i left it on low and additional 7-8 hours and it turned out great. I actually used the meat in a jambalaya I was making for dinner the following night and it added SOOOO much to the taste.