Thyme Chicken and Mushrooms


This fuss-free dinner is perfect for casual entertaining. The chicken cooks in a slow cooker, freeing your time to visit with guests.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
7 hrs
Total Time:
7 hrs 25 mins


  • 5 cup sliced assorted fresh mushrooms, such as shiitake, button, crimini, and oyster

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped carrot

  • ¼ cup dried tomato pieces (not oil-packed)

  • ¾ cup chicken broth

  • ¼ cup dry white wine or chicken broth

  • 3 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon pepper

  • 3 pound chicken thighs or drumsticks (with bone), skinned

  • 4 ½ cup hot cooked plain and/or spinach linguine or fettucine, or hot cooked rice


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

360 Calories
7g Fat
39g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 360
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 350mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 5.3mg 27%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Potassium 698mg 15%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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