Slow-cooker chicken recipes are a dime a dozen, but this one is a hands-down favorite. It's simple to make, uses common pantry ingredients, and is hearty, satisfying and full of flavor. Browning the chicken and caramelizing the onions and garlic ahead of time are key, as these easy steps are what give the dish such depth of flavor.
We like to use skinless thighs in the slow cooker because no matter how much you crisp up the skin in the skillet, it will become soggy in the slow cooker. The skin is also where much of the chicken’s fat is found, so slow-cooked chicken dishes that include the skin can become overly greasy. This one does a great job of balancing the flavor of dark-meat chicken with vegetables and herbs for a dish that is both rustic and refined.