This easy crock pot chicken with garlic and onion is a dinner go-to recipe of mine. We like to have ours with Amish style mashed potatoes or rice, and a little Chick-fil-A sauce on the side is a must! This crock pot chicken makes a flavorful broth for gravy if you are planning to serve it with mashed potatoes or rice. For some flavor variations see below the recipe.
Prep time: 5 min.
Cook time: 4–5 hrs.
⦁ 4-5 chicken thighs (bone in) or leg and thighs
⦁ 2 cups water
⦁ 2 garlic cloves sliced finely
⦁ 1/2 cup onion chopped
⦁ 1/4 teaspoon salt
⦁ season all
⦁ garlic powder
⦁ chili powder
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1 Place chicken in the crock pot and add water (Note* if you do not wish to make gravy with the broth you can add 1 cup of water instead of 2 cups). Season with the seasonings (to taste) then toss in the garlic slices and onion.
2 Cook on high for 4 1/2-5 hours until a meat thermometer inserted in the center of the chicken thighs reads 165. Cooking times may vary depending on your crock pot size and strength . *See notes below.
Note* I currently use a 2.5 quart slow cooker and a 7 quart crockpot. Usually if my chicken is only partially thawed the 2.5 quart will take a good 5- 5 1/2 hours. This morning for lack of time (I messed up and forgot about the chicken while I was busy with the kids.) I used my 7 quart crock pot and it had cooked the chicken fully in 4 1/2 hours time.
I suggest thawing your chicken completely before cooking it but if you are a busy and forgetful mother like I am theBe sure to test the meat with a meat thermometer to ensure the meat has reached 165 degrees.
Chicken, onion, garlic and seasoning. This time I forgot to add the seasoning before the veggies… oops!
If you are not a fan of garlic it can be omitted in this recipe as its sole purpose is to add a garlic flavor.
Chicken and cheddar green beans with Amish style mashed potatoes. Feel free to pin for later!
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