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Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken

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Introduction to this Recipe:

Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken, a masterpiece of simplicity, comfort, and flavor. This slow-cooked sensation transforms the ordinary into extraordinary, delivering a sumptuous dinner with minimal effort. The marriage of succulent chicken thighs, aromatic garlic, and savory Parmesan cheese creates a symphony for your taste buds. Follow along as we unlock the secrets to this culinary enchantment, where the slow cooker does the heavy lifting, and you reap the rewards.

Ingredients Required:

Chicken Thighs: Opt for bone-in thighs, infusing the dish with succulence due to their higher fat content.

Seasonings: A trio of garlic salt, paprika, and pepper—meticulously chosen to elevate the flavor profile.

Garlic: The aromatic backbone, providing a rich, savory foundation.

Olive Oil: Extra virgin for a touch of Mediterranean luxury.

Potatoes: Whether baby red skins, gold, or cubed russet, they form the hearty base.

Parmesan Cheese: Shredded or shaved, this dairy delight crowns the dish with a melty, umami flourish.

How to Make Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Step One: Season and sear the chicken, unlocking a world of rich flavors and crispy perfection.

Step Two: Lay seasoned potatoes in the slow cooker, creating a canvas for the impending masterpiece.

Step Three: Crown the potato kingdom with seared chicken, initiating the slow cooker’s transformative dance.

Step Four: As the crescendo approaches, sprinkle Parmesan cheese—watch it melt, and behold the culinary climax.

FAQS:

Is raw chicken suitable for the slow cooker?

Absolutely, as the slow cooker thrives on raw elegance.

How to prevent chicken from drying out?

Opt for chicken thighs, employ low heat, and savor moist perfection.

Boneless or bone-in chicken?

While boneless speeds up the process, bone-in thighs promise succulence.

Storage and freezing: Seal leftovers in an airtight container for 3-5 days, with freezing extending the enchantment for up to 3 months.

Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken

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Recipe by admin Course: MainCuisine: American
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

4

hours 
Calories

610

kcal
Total time

4

hours 

15

minutes

Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken makes for a simple, cozy, and delicious dinner option!

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pound baby potatoes, halved

  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan

  • Parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine garlic salt, paprika, and pepper.
  • Sprinkle half of the seasoning on chicken thighs.
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon oil, sear chicken skin down for 2 minutes or until golden.
  • Mix remaining seasoning with minced garlic and 2 tablespoons oil.
  • Halve or quarter baby potatoes, toss with seasoning mix, and place in the slow cooker
  • Add seared chicken on top of potatoes.
  • Cook on LOW for 6-7 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours.
  • Just before serving, sprinkle Parmesan cheese.
  • Top with parsley for a burst of color if desired.
  • Serve and savor the magic!

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Notes

  • Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • For boneless chicken, adjust cooking time to 3-4 hours on LOW, ensuring the chicken hits 165°F and potatoes are fork-tender.
  • Slow cookers may vary, so test and adjust times accordingly.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size: 1g
  • Calories: 610kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Protein: 36g
  • Fat: 42g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 164mg
  • Sodium: 1083mg
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 1g

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