Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 2 hrs | Total Time: 2 hrs 15 mins | Servings: 4
A complete meal with chicken and hearty vegetables made easy in a slow cooker. So delicious and effortless to prepare.
4 chicken thighs, bone-in, about 1 to 1 ½ lb
1 tsp kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
¼ tsp black pepper, plus more for seasoning
2 tbsp olive oil
1 c red onion, 1-inch dice
1 ½ c carrots, 1-inch pieces
1 lb baby red potatoes, cut in half
1 ear corn, cut into 4 pieces
2 tbsp garlic, roughly chopped
1 ¼ c unsalted chicken stock
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tbsp lemon juice, plus 4 wedges for serving
4 sprigs thyme
2 sprigs rosemary
How to make Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
Step 1: From the chicken thighs, trim the excess skin and fat. Entirely season the thighs with salt and pepper.
Step 2: Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken to the skillet skin side down. Cook for about 5 minutes or until golden.
Step 3: Turn the chicken on the other side and cook for another 2 minutes. When done, transfer the chicken to a clean plate.
Step 4: Into a slow cooker, add the onion, carrot, potatoes, corn, and garlic.
Step 5: Place a tsp salt, half a tsp pepper, chicken stock, flour, and lemon juice in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk until well mixed, then add this to the slow cooker.
Step 6: Finally, add in the chicken, thyme, and rosemary.
Step 7: Cover the slow cooker. Set on high and cook for 2 to 4 hours. Or on low for 4 to 6 hours, or until the potatoes are tender and the chicken is cooked through.
Step 8: When done, transfer the chicken and vegetables to serving plates.
Step 9: Through a strainer, pour the cooking liquid. Whisk and season. Serve alongside the chicken with lemon wedges.
If you want crispy chicken skin, place the chicken after slow cooking to a foil-lined sheet pan. Lightly brush with olive oil and place in the oven about 10 inches away from the upper heating element. Broil for about 3 to 7 minutes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories 419 | Fat 19g 29% | Saturated Fat 3g 15% | Polyunsaturated Fat 2g | Monounsaturated Fat 10g | Cholesterol 105mg 35% | Sodium 499mg 21% | Potassium 241mg 7% | Carbohydrates 36g 12% | Fiber 5g 20% | Sugar 5g 6% | Protein 27g 54% | Vitamin A 8400IU 168% | Vitamin C 11.6mg 14% | Calcium 20mg 2% | Iron 1.4mg 8%