Crock Pot Chicken and Potatoes, is a one-pot wonder that’s as easy as it is delicious.
Tender chicken, potatoes, and carrots are simply seasoned and cooked until tender. Home-cooked comfort on a plate.
Budget-friendly and hearty, this recipe is a go-to for those family-sized chicken packs on sale.
Ingredients for Crockpot Chicken & Potatoes
This recipe is adaptable to whatever you have on hand. Substitute poultry seasoning or other herbs for the Italian seasoning called for in the recipe.
- Chicken: Choose bone-in chicken thighs for this recipe as they have more flavor and won’t dry out.
- Vegetables: Baby potatoes are a great choice because they don’t require peeling and the skin keeps them from getting mushy. Fresh carrots or baby carrots and diced onions round out the meal.
- Seasonings: Italian seasoning is a favorite, but any chicken seasoning you love will work in this recipe.
- Other Ingredients: Melted butter, chicken stock or chicken broth add enough liquid to help everything cook evenly.
How to Make CrockPot Chicken and Potatoes
- Heat oil in a pan. Season the chicken and brown the skin per the recipe below.
- In the bottom of the slow cooker, add the potatoes, carrots, onions, butter, and seasonings.
- Top with chicken & cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7-8 hours until chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender.
- The skin on the chicken will not crisp in the slow cooker, I broil it before serving.
- Chicken breasts can dry out in this recipe, if swapping chicken breasts, they will likely need less cooking time.
- The juices can be made into an easy gravy with flour or cornstarch if you’d like.
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CrockPot Chicken and Potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs (approx. 6-8 thighs)
- 1 ½ pounds baby potatoes halved
- 3 medium carrots chopped in 1" pieces
- ¼ cup onion diced
- 1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary or ½ teaspoon dried
- ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
- ¼ teaspoon pepper or to taste
- 1 tablespoon flour optional, or cornstarch
- Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Season chicken with salt & pepper to taste. Add chicken, skin-side down, and brown for 3-5 minutes.
- Combine potatoes, carrots, onions, melted butter, Italian seasoning, and salt & pepper.
- Add potato mixture to the bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker. Top with the rosemary sprigs and chicken thighs. Pour in chicken stock.
- Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7-8 hours or just until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F and the vegetables are tender.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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