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Slow-cooker chicken pieces with shallots recipe

Slow-cooker chicken pieces with shallots recipe

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  • Serves 4-6
  • 15mins to prepare and 4-8hrs to cook
  • 319 calories / serving


  • 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

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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