Sage and Onion Chicken With Cranberry Rice (Slow Cooker)

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Total Time
6hrs 10mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
6 hrs

This works best in a large slow cooker. This is a very simple but tasty dish.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add onions and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, sage, peppercorns and salt and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add mushrooms and stir to coat. Add rice and stir to coat. Stir in cranberries. Add stock, orange zest and juice and bring to a boil. (You should have 4 cups of liquid in total. Squeeze the orange juice into a 1 cup measure and add chicken stock to make up 1 cup if necessary.).
  2. Lightly grease the slow cooker stoneware. Spoon half to rice mixture evenly over bottom of stoneware. Arrange chicken pieces evenly over top. Cover with remaining rice mixture. Place 2 clean tea towels, each folded in half (so you will have 4 layers), over top of stoneware to absorb moisture. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a fork.
  3. Topping: In a skillet, heat butter and oil over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs and toss until evenly coated. Cook, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in almonds. Spoon evenly over cooked rice and serve.