Slow cooker chicken pieces with shallots recipe

  • Serves 4-6
  • 15mins to prepare and 4-8hrs to cook
  • 319 calories / serving
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Turn the slow cooker on. In a large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil. Season and dust the chicken in flour. Sear the chicken on all sides and then place in the slow cooker.

Heat the remaining oil and then add the shallots. Season and sauté for 10 minutes until soft and then add the vinegar. Let it deglaze for a few minutes and then add the wine, stock, and half the tarragon

Bring to a simmer and then pour over the chicken in the slow cooker. Place the lid on and cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours low until the chicken is cooked through with no pink showing. 

During the last 30 minutes of cooking add the crème fraîche. Sprinkle the remaining tarragon over and serve with rice or mashed potato.

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  • Ingredients

  • 900g chicken pieces, thighs and drumsticks
  • Flour for dusting
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 large shallots thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) white wine vinegar
  • 125ml white wine
  • 125ml chicken stock
  • 20g fresh tarragon leaves chopped
  • 125ml creme fraiche
  • Energy 1330kj 319kcal 16%
  • Fat 22g 31%
  • Saturates 9g 43%
  • Sugars 2g 2%
  • Salt 0.6g 10%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 3.7g Protein 23.3g Fibre 0.9g


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