Slow cooker cooking doesn't get any better than this

Print this recipe
Chicken Provencal is exactly the kind of dish you’d expect to find on the tables in typical homes in the south of France. It’s a simple braised chicken dish, but it's layered with flavor from herbs, olives, lemon and tomatoes. A good, dry white wine is an essential ingredient.
Serve this tasty stew with crusty French bread and a salad of mixed greens in a vinaigrette dressing. The dish makes perfect sense for a weeknight meal with your family as it does for weekend company. You’ll find yourself making it often.
Advertisement
Cooktop Cove
Slow cooker chicken Provençal
6
10 minutes
5 hours and 10 minutes
5 hours and 20 minutes
2 pounds skinless, bone-in chicken thighs and breasts
1 onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoons vegetable oil
¾ cup white wine
One 14 ½-ounce jar tomato sauce
1 cup chicken broth
1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
1 bay leaf
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
½ cup pitted olives (Nicoise or kalamata)
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and then the tomato paste, and cook, stirring, for another minute. Add the wine, and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring and scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, until the liquid evaporates by a bit, about 3 minutes.
Transfer the onion mixture to the slow cooker, and add the broth, tomato sauce, oregano, bay leaf, salt, pepper and lemon zest.
Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper, and put them in the slow cooker on top of the vegetable mixture.
Cover the slow cooker, and cook on low for about 5 hours, leaving the lid ajar so that the liquid reduces as it cooks.
Just before serving, add the lemon juice and olives. Serve hot, garnished with parsley.
Advertisement
Resources
Print this recipe

Prep time takes just 10-15 minutes, and all you have to do is brown the meat then toss the rest of your ingredients into the slow cooker so it can work its magic all day long.
August 14   ·  
Advertisement
Your kitchen will smell like the set of the Godfather, in a good way, and when it comes to inviting guests round to share this show-stopping dish, you're gonna make them an offer they can't refuse...
August 12   ·  
August 11   ·  
The classic comfort of cream and noodles with hearty beef all adapted for a wonderful casserole that makes this the ultimate comfort dish.
August 14   ·  
This is a classic 'dump and bake' casserole can be tossed in the oven with minimal prep work and is hearty enough to feed the whole family.
July 31   ·  
Chicken, bacon and ranch dressing is a dream combination in any recipe, but it's outright heavenly with flaky, tender biscuits!
July 30   ·