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Slow cooker mushroom, tomato and thyme chicken

4
4
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
8 hr 55 min
Prep
35 min
Cook
8 hr 20 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy

Ingredients

Skinless chicken thigh

575 g, (buy 900g chicken thigh cutlets), fat trimmed

Olive oil

1 tbs

Eschalot(s)

200 g, peeled, (buy pickling onions) (see tip)

Mushrooms

320 g, baby variety, sliced

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Canned cherry tomatoes

1 can(s), (1 x 400g can), drained

Tomato paste

1½ tbs

Dried thyme

2 tsp

Balsamic vinegar

3 tsp

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 tbs, chopped

White onion

1 small, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken for 4 minutes each side, or until browned. Transfer to a 4.5 litre (18-cup) slow cooker.
  2. Pat pickling onions dry with a paper towel. Add to the same pan and cook, shaking pan occasionally, for 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and cook, stirring for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and bring to the boil. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer onion mixture to slow cooker. Cook, covered, on high for 4 hour (or low for 8 hours) or until chicken is fork-tender. Stir in vinegar. Serve chicken topped with parsley and sliced onion.

Notes

Pickling onions are very small brown onions. Use small eschalots if pickling onions are unavailable. Soak onions for 10 minutes in cold water to make them easier to peel. Steamed or boiled baby potatoes would soak up some of the sauce in this recipe; use a potato masher to lightly crush them after cooking.