Effortless Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken for Busy Weeknights

Last updated on July 9, 2024

Mouthwatering Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken is a savory and slightly sweet dish where tender chicken breasts are slow-cooked to perfection in a rich balsamic glaze.

Ever dreamt of coming home to a savory, fall-off-the-bone chicken dinner that whispers, “I made this just for you”? Welcome to the dazzling world of Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken! With just a handful of pantry staples and a few minutes of prep, you’ll be the hero of dinner time. Packed with flavor and ridiculously easy, this recipe will make you question why you ever did anything else with a chicken. Let’s dive into the succulent joyride!

Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken

crock pot balsamic chicken

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken! This dish is where tender chicken meets a deliciously tangy balsamic glaze. It’s a style mashup that’ll make your taste buds do the Macarena. You’ll be back for seconds! Or thirds…

  • Cooking method: Slow cooking
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 4 hours
  • Cuisine type: Italian-American fusion

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Cooking Instructions

  1. Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of your Crock Pot. Make sure they’re not on top of each other. No chicken piggybacks allowed!
  2. In a bowl, mix together the balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, honey, dried basil, dried oregano, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, and minced garlic. Stir it like you mean it!
  3. Pour the mixture over the chicken breasts. Give each breast a little extra love with the sauce.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. DO NOT lift the lid. Don’t even think about it!
  5. After 4 hours, check if the chicken is tender enough to be shredded with a fork. If it is, it’s ready! If not, give it another 30 minutes to an hour.
  6. Remove the chicken breasts and shred them with two forks. Return shredded chicken to the Crock Pot.
  7. Stir the chicken until it’s well-coated with the sauce. Serve hot over rice, pasta, or your favorite veggie medley. Dance your way to the table!

Suggestions

  • Alternative ingredients: Swap out chicken breasts for thighs if you prefer dark meat. For a vegan twist, use tofu or tempeh!
  • Garnishing options: Fresh basil, grated Parmesan, or a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for heat. It’s like adding sprinkles to your ice cream!
  • Cooking tips: If you’re short on time, cook on high for 2 hours instead of low for 4. But be warned, we’re not responsible if your taste buds start a rebellion.

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