Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushrooms

It is summer time which usually means we are all out enjoying the outdoors!  On days I know we are going to be gone for a few hours at a time, I love to do crock pot dinners.  This one is absolutely delicious and comes from the 365 Days of Slow-Cooking Cookbook (one of my personal favs!).  It is super easy, requiring little work, and the end product is absolutely delicious!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushrooms

By Chef in Training Published: June 17, 2012

    An easy meal that is jam-packed with flavor!



    1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the onion, garlic, oil, tomato paste and thyme; cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring every minute, until onions are tender. Pour into slow cooker.
    2. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Stir the chicken, mushrooms, broth, vinegar and tapioca into the slow cooker.
    3. Cover and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours.
    4. Remove chicken; use two forks and break it into large pieces. (this is optional, I left mine whole)
    5. Remove fat from surface of sauce with a large spoon.
    6. Place chicken back into the slow cooker. Add the evaporated milk, cheese and parsley.
    7. Salt and pepper to taste and serve over rice or pasta.


    recipe from: 365 Days of Slow-Cooking Cookbook by Karen Bellessa Peterson 

    If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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    1. Carol

      Try tomorrow

    2. Rebecca

      What does the tapioca do? Is it noticeable?

    3. Lorilee

      This looks and sounds wonderful, I am going to have to give it a try! Thanks for all the great recipes!

    4. Jess

      How come your photos don't show up in your RSS feed anymore? Sad news since thats the only way I really read blogs :(

    5. Karen Petersen

      Thanks for linking to my recipe! This looks wonderful. What a great picture! I wonder if you'd let me use the picture on my site? Of course I would link it back to your site. Email me and let me know what you think!

    6. Kim

      In my typical not paying attention running out the door fashion, I threw everything into the crockpot. Do you think the milk and cheese will be okay cooked?

    7. constance

      How long do you continue to cook the chicken after you have returned it to the crock pot and added the evaporated milk, cheese and parsley?

    8. Kayleigh

      This looks SO good! I want to make it for dinner, but I'm trying to cook meals using ingredients we already have. I'm not a huge fan of canned mushrooms, but we have a whole case. Do you think they would work?