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Monday, June 6, 2011

Balsamic Chicken

Update 6/6/2011:

I'm finding that my family is requesting some crock pot favorites from days gone by. This balsamic chicken is a proving to be a year round favorite for the entire family (which we all know is an added  bonus when everyone loves the same dish). So for the previous stated reasons, I don't think I have to tell y'all why I'm fixing this for dinner tomorrow.

This is a great light chicken recipe that goes with almost any vegetable side. I am always trying to find a way to use Balsamic vinegar other than in salad dressings.... this is perfect for that!

4-6 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts

2 14.5 oz can diced or crushed tomatoes

1 onion thinly sliced

4 garlic cloves

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

2 tblsp olive oil

1 tsp each: dried oregano,basil, and rosemary

1/2 tsp thyme

ground black pepper and salt to taste


Pour the olive oil on bottom of  a 3 - 5 quart crock pot

Place the chicken breasts in crock pot, salt and pepper each breast

Put sliced onion on top of chicken

Then put in all the dried herbs and garlic cloves

Pour in vinegar and top with tomatoes

Cook on high 3 hours or low for 4 - 6 hours. Serve over angel hair pasta and garnish with fresh parsley or basil.

*NOTE*Careful not to overcook chicken breasts. If they, or any lean cut of meat, are overcooked, they  become very dry. All crock pots seem to cook differently, so keep this in mind when timing your recipe.

UPDATE 9/8/10: I just cooked this recipe in the crock pot last night and used chicken breast tenderloins, added 8 ounce package of button mushrooms-sliced and added a small can of sliced black olives.I also only used one can of crushed tomatoes instead of two.  I only had to cook it on low for about 4 hours. OMG! I cooked angel hair pasta and topped it with the Balsamic Chicken... you talk about GOOOOOD! Even the two year old wanted seconds.

Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken

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This recipe was shared at What a CrockFamily Food Fridays$5 Dinners, Tuesdays At The TableTempt my Tummy Tuesdays, Real Food Wednesdays and Momtrends Recipe Linky.

It was also featured on Finding Joy In My Kitchen~Friday Favorites 09/03/10.


  1. With the arrival of fall and busy late night schedules, thank goodness for crock pot meals. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I am dropping by via Tempt My Tummy Tuesday! I love my slow cooker! Bookmarking this one to make soon!

  3. I love balasmic vinegar and I love my crock pot! It sounds like a winner! Thanks!

  4. Yum, I bet that balsamic vinegar really gives the chicken an excellent flavor. Great recipe.

  5. will definetly try this one.tnks

  6. Chicken and crock pots...two of my favorite words. Can't wait to poke around your site some more. It's my first time here. Thanks for the inspiration, I can't wait to come back!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  7. This was yummy. I just featured it on my blog today:

  8. Made this tonight with chicken tenders and served over polenta. Delicious!

  9. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It is one of our favorites.... a nice lite fare in the summertime too.

    You have inspired me to serve it over polenta next time :)


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