Crockpot Balsamic Chicken

 

Simple ingredients? Check.
Crowd pleaser? Check.
Budget friendly? Check.
Passes for fancy Italian dish, but you only had to throw it all into the crockpot? Check!

If you're stressing about what to make when you have guests over, this recipe will put your worries to ease. It's really tasty and versatile! You can serve it over pasta or rice, and add on a salad or a steamy slice of homemade bread! We've eaten this meal all of those ways!  You can "fancy up" this dish even more by mixing some EVOO with more of the balsamic vinegar and letting your guests dip their bread in it. You can find the recipe I use to make bread on last week's post.

The site I originally pulled this recipe from has a really neat feature that lets you set the serving size to suit your needs while it adjusts the amount of required ingredients for you! The following details here on my blog will serve 6, so if you are hosting more guests go to the original recipe here. It will save you from doing the math on your own.

Whenever I make an Italian dish, I enhance the process by listening to Dean Martin and speaking with a terrible Italian accent most of the night. Try it!

 It's always funny to me when I make dinner right after breakfast! But that's how the crockpot works! Not Pictured: Chicken!

It's always funny to me when I make dinner right after breakfast! But that's how the crockpot works! Not Pictured: Chicken!

 Ready to cook for 8 hours on low. I don't mess around with cooking chicken. I'd rather it be a little over cooked than under!

Ready to cook for 8 hours on low. I don't mess around with cooking chicken. I'd rather it be a little over cooked than under!

 Chicken ready to serve over your rice or pasta! Check out real cute dish towel I picked up at WalMart!

Chicken ready to serve over your rice or pasta! Check out real cute dish towel I picked up at WalMart!

  • 2 lbs Chicken (I've started using thighs in all recipes. The dark meat has a richer taste!)
  • 2 cans Diced Tomatoes (drain liquid from 1 can)
  • 1 Sweet Onion
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • Salt + Pepper to taste
  1. Slice onion and mince garlic. 
  2. Lay the chicken to the crockpot and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook on low for 8 hours.

Now sit back, enjoy your meal, and enjoy all those compliments your guests keep throwing your way!