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Looking for tasty chicken recipes? You've come to the right place! You can make this homemade chicken in right in your slow cooker, and it's loaded with tasty ingredients like carrots, peas, and a dash of red wine.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Andy Lyons Cameraworks, LTD

Recipe Summary

30 mins
6 hrs
6 hrs 30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a small skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside. For a spice bag, place juniper berries in the center of a double-thick, 6-inch square of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth. Bring up corners; tie closed with clean cotton string.

  • In a 3 1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker combine carrots, celery, shallots, and spice bag. Add chicken. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon. In a small bowl combine broth, wine, tapioca, dried thyme and rosemary (if using), salt, and pepper. Pour over mixture in cooker.

  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until chicken is tender. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken and carrots to a serving platter; cover and keep warm.

  • If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in peas and, if using, fresh thyme and rosemary. Cover and cook for 5 minutes more. Remove and discard spice bag. Skim fat from broth mixture. Stir in currant jelly. Pour broth mixture over chicken and carrots. Serve with hot cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts

468 calories; fat 11g; cholesterol 120mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 43g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 7g; sugars 11g; protein 45g; vitamin a 8436.7IU; vitamin c 10.8mg; thiamin 0.3mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 15.3mg; vitamin b6 0.8mg; folate 44.8mcg; vitamin b12 0.5mcg; sodium 508mg; potassium 659mg; calcium 61mg; iron 3.3mg.