A worthwhile step towards self-care is cooking yourself a few meals from home every week. Not only will you save money in the long-run, but you will also ensure that each recipe is adherent to your daily nutritional value. You don’t want to stress yourself out, either. Countertop appliances, such as slow cookers, are very helpful in expediting the cooking process. Once the prep is done, throw all of your ingredients in the pot and walk away from it to tackle the rest of your day. When you return to your apartment, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious, homecooked dish, like Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken. Get started with the ingredients list and directions below.
- 2 cups Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
- 2 cups baby red potatoes, halved or quartered
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoon grainy Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish
- In a large slow cooker, add Brussels sprouts and potatoes in an even layer and place chicken on top.
- In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, brown sugar, mustard, dried thyme, rosemary, oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes. Season generously with salt and pepper.
- Pour marinade over chicken and vegetables. Scatter all over with garlic.
- Cover and cook on high until chicken is fall-apart tender, 4 1/2 to 5 hours.
- Garnish with parsley and serve with the juices.
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