Slow-Cooker Lemon-Thyme Chicken with Carrots and Potatoes
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medium carrots, cut in half lengthwise, then diagonally into 1-inch pieces
medium Yukon gold potatoes, each cut into 6 pieces
bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
teaspoon grated lemon peel
tablespoons lemon juice
teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place carrots and potatoes in slow cooker. Season vegetables with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper.
Season chicken thighs with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Place chicken skin side down in skillet. Cook chicken 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until browned on both sides. Transfer chicken to slow cooker.
In small bowl, stir together chicken broth, lemon peel, 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice and the thyme. Pour over chicken. Cover; cook on High heat setting 3 1/2 to 4 hours or Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
Transfer chicken and vegetables to serving platter; cover and keep warm.
In small bowl, beat cornstarch and water with whisk; stir into cooking liquid in slow cooker. Cover; cook about 15 minutes or until thickened. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Serve chicken and vegetables with sauce.
- Because slow cookers are a sealed cooking unit, liquids don’t evaporate during the cooking process, which results in a thinner sauce. Transferring the chicken and vegetables out of the slow cooker and thickening the sauce with a little cornstarch gives it a thicker, more luxurious texture.
- Yukon gold potatoes, like red potatoes, have a waxy texture that holds up well to slow cooking. Russets or baking potatoes tend to fall apart and get mushy when cooked a long time in liquids.
- Cooking Gluten Free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- 4 1/2g
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.