In a 4- to 5-quart crockery cooker combine mushrooms, onion, carrot, and dried tomato pieces. Pour chicken broth and wine over all. Sprinkle with tapioca, thyme, basil, garlic salt, and pepper. Place chicken pieces on top of vegetables.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. To serve, arrange chicken and vegetables over pasta or rice; spoon juices on top. Makes 6 servings.