Slow Cooker Chicken with Balsamic Mustard Sauce
Slow Cooker Chicken with Balsamic Mustard Sauce is the perfect healthy comfort food dish you’re craving or a hearty winter meal!
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Olive oil is a staple in our house. I literally buy it in giant bottles from Costco, and I still seem to buy it way more often than I think is reasonable. But, honestly, that’s because I use it in so many dishes. I saute veggies on the reg, and I like to saute them in nothing buy a tablespoon or two of high-quality olive oil and a little sea salt. Yum!
And when I cook, olive oil is an ingredient in so many dishes – especially because I make a lot of Italian! Olive oil is a staple in my homemade French dressing, and it’s one of two main ingredients in the vinaigrette for this pasta salad.
Do You Cook with European Olive Oil?
Flavor Your Life is all about teaching North America about high-quality European Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Olive trees are famously European, so why wouldn’t we get the best olive oil from there? They’ve been making amazing olive oil for centuries in Europe, and now they’re sharing it with us!
So – have you ever checked to see where your olive oil is from? Do you buy high-quality European Extra Virgin Olive Oil? If not, it’s time you give it a try!
I decided to take Flavor Your Life’s Balsamic and Mustard Chicken Thigh Casserole recipe and adapt ita bit for you all! Grab yourself some European Extra Virgin Olive Oil and add this slow cooker recipe to your winter casserole rotation.
Slow Cooker Chicken with Balsamic Mustard Sauce – the Ingredients
Here’s your quick-view grocery list:
- European olive oil
- Veggies: at least mushrooms and bell pepper, but add some carrots and zucchini, too!
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (these are fattier and more flavorful than chicken breast)
- tomato sauce
- dijon mustard and spicy brown mustard
- brown sugar
This is a really healthy recipe; look at all those heart-healthy ingredients!
Making the Slow Cooker Chicken with Balsamic Mustard Sauce
Drizzle 3 tablespoons of olive oil in the bottom of your slow cooker. Lay the boneless, skinless chicken thighs on top of the oil.
Dice your carrots, mushrooms, bell peppers and zucchini. Toss all the chopped veggies on top of the chicken thighs in the slow cooker.
In a small bowl, whisk together the tomato sauce, dijon mustard, spicy brown mustard and brown sugar. Whisk until smooth, then pour over the chicken and vegetables.
Place the lid on your slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 hours (or 2 hours on high) until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
Serving the Slow Cooker Chicken with Balsamic Mustard Sauce
Cook some brown rice or quinoa.
When the chicken is cooked through, use a large spoon to gently stir and coat the chicken and veggies with sauce.
Spoon chicken veggies with balsamic mustard sauce over servings of rice or quinoa. Give each plate a quick drizzle of olive oil before serving.
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(adapted from Flavor Your Life's Balsamic and Mustard Chicken Thigh Casserole)
- 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 2 bell peppers, diced
- 1 small zucchini
- 8 oz. fresh mushrooms
- 2 large carrots, peeled
- 3 tbsp. European olive oil
- 1/4 c. tomato sauce
- 4 tsp. brown sugar
- 2 tbsp. spicy brown mustard
- 2 tbsp. dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- rice or quinoa, for serving
Drizzle 3 tablespoons of olive oil in bottom of slow cooker. Lay boneless, skinless chicken breast on top of oil.
Dice carrots, mushrooms, bell peppers and zucchini and toss veggies on top of chicken in slow cooker.
In a small bowl, whisk together tomato sauce, dijon mustard, brown mustard, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. Pour over chicken and veggies.
Cook on low for 4 hours or until chicken is cooked through and tender.
Gently stir chicken and veggies together. Spoon servings onto plate. Give each plate a quick drizzle of olive oil before serving.