French Country Slow Cooker Chicken

15 Nov

I was in need of another recipe for chicken cooked in a crock pot and I came across this one from now known as  This stew reminded us so much of our last night in Paris, it was Mariya’s birthday.  We had been running the streets all day and returned to the apartment.  We decided we would take our last ride on the Metro to the Champs Elysees and eat at an outdoor cafe.  Well it start raining, long and hard and now it was almost 9pm.  We were hungry and not wanting to go out far we decided to go down to the corner cafe and/or market.  We stepped outside and it had stopped raining.  We ran back into the apartment to get our umbrellas and take the chance.  We arrived on the Champs and found a cafe whose outside seating was dry and had a wonderful dinner of roasted chicken and gravy with frites, salad, bread and of course wine.  The gravy was seasoned with mirepoix which is onions, carrots and celery.  We were soaking it up with the bread and the frites were perfect in every way.  It was a wonderful end to a fantastic day and the trip of our lives.  This stew embodies the flavors of the roasted chicken and gravy we had that night so when we need to savor that moment having this stew brings it all back for us.

Adapted from a recipe found on

French County Slow Cooker Chicken

serves 6-8

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 4 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 1/2-2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoons herbs de provence
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 1 cup white wine (or apple juice)
Place onion, carrots, and celery in slow cooker. Arrange chicken over vegetables. Sprinkle with the herbs de provence, salt, and pepper.

Pour soup over chicken. Sprinkle with dry onion soup mix and then pour in white wine. Cover; cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours, stirring once during cooking.  Shred chicken in the pot and continue to cook for another 1/2 hour.

Serve over rice or noodles.


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