Amazingly easy Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken that is great for a Sunday dinner. Simmered in a tangy sauce that is both sweet & savory, this chicken just melts in your mouth.
Weekends are awesome! I can get a lot done but I also want to chill. Sunday rolls around after a busy Saturday and I just want to relax. This means sleeping in, a leisurely breakfast and maybe some yard work if it’s not 10 below outside. When dinner time approaches, I don’t want to spend my relaxing day in the kitchen. So, time to bust out the slow cooker and cook up some chicken!
Working full time sometimes mean I really need a relaxing weekend. I don’t know how you spend yours. Maybe it’s kids or grandkids activities, your own sports or lots of yard work, but I like to get those nagging chores done. Especially on Saturday. Now that we have a coop of chickens, I spend a good hour out there cleaning up. Rain, snow or sunshine, it’s got to be done. But they’re so worth it.
However, I try to save Sunday’s as a day of relaxation. Now that football is almost done, and I can sense spring is ring around the corner, I want to take a day to do some things just for me. Sometimes that means hanging out in the garden (well, that happens during the spring & summer months) or maybe laying down to read a good book. Some Sundays, I don’t want to spend time in the kitchen. Enter in my slow cooker. It takes care of that.
Not all slow cookers are created equal. Some cook hotter, some not. Some older models take a bit more time to cook and others are speed demons and cook lightening quick. I use a Cuisinart MSC-600 3-In-1 Cook Central 6-Quart Multi-Cooker. I find it cooks a bit faster then my old one that I dropped last Thanksgiving and shattered in a bazillion pieces. UGH! But this one is pretty cool. It also browns and steams so it’s very versatile. I like the fact it’s programmable too so I can set it and forget it until the alarm goes off.
So this recipe is quite simple and yet so very tasty. You probably have everything you need in your fridge and pantry right now. Who knew such simple ingredients would make such a delicious meal?