Slow Cooker Chicken with Mushroom Stuffing

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Hope Vaillancourt

By
@MissHopie87

Putting the stuffing on top of the chicken in the slow cooker keeps both of them moist and flavorful. This is especially delicious on a cold day!

recipe & photo from: Better Homes and Gardens

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
4 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients

  • ·
    nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 Tbsp
    finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground sage
  • 1 Tbsp
    seasoned salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 8 small
    chicken legs (drumstick-thigh portion) (about 5 pounds), skinned
  • 4 c
    quartered or sliced fresh mushrooms, such as cremini, baby portobellos, shiitakes, and/or buttons
  • 2 clove
    garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c
    butter
  • 8 c
    sourdough baguette cut into 1-inch pieces (about 10 ounces)
  • 1 c
    coarsely shredded carrot (2 medium)
  • 1 c
    chicken broth
  • 1/4 c
    chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 3 Tbsp
    snipped fresh italian parsley

How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken with Mushroom Stuffing

Step-by-Step

  1. Lightly coat the inside of a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Reserve 1 teaspoon of the lemon peel. In a small bowl stir together the remaining lemon peel, the sage, seasoned salt, and pepper. Remove three-quarters of the sage mixture and rub onto chicken legs. Place chicken in slow cooker.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook mushrooms and garlic in hot butter over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until just tender. Stir in remaining sage mixture. Transfer mushroom mixture to a large bowl. Add baguette pieces and carrot. Drizzle with broth, tossing gently to combine. Lightly pack stuffing on top of chicken in cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Using a slotted spoon, transfer stuffing and chicken to a serving platter; discard juices in cooker. In a small bowl combine reserved 1 teaspoon lemon peel, the walnuts and parsley. Sprinkle nut mixture over chicken and stuffing before serving.

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