It’s very clear that I am the most inconsistent blogger ever. I don’t know what it is that I get hung-up with. I guess it’s just life? Yeah, life works. I’ll simply say it’s been an interesting year, good and bad, and a really remarkable Summer. I’ve learned a lot, tried new things, ventured to new places, and spent more time with people who mean the most to me. Such a positive turn-around from how this year started.
As much as I would love to deny it, the weather is changing and Summer is leaving me. Usually I am all gung-ho on Fall: apple picking, warm-ish days with cool nights, hoodies! This year? Eh, not so much. That’s not to say that I won’t embrace it when we are fully immersed in the season, though. In fact, making this slow cooker chicken recipe is proof that a part of me is already transitioning into cooler temps and comfort food.
Straight up, this meal was delicious. It appears I don’t post something unless I absolutely love it, and this is no exception.
Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken & Potatoes
slightly modified – original recipe by Damn Delicious
8 bone-in, skin-on, chicken thighs
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 lbs baby potatoes, halved
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp chopped, fresh parsley (bummed I was out of this!)
Clean chicken, pat dry, and trim extra skin. Combine the basil, oregano, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub seasoning onto chicken.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, skin side down, and sear until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.
Place potatoes in slow cooker (recommended 6-qt). Add olive oil, garlic, thyme, and season with salt and pepper, stir to combine. Add chicken on top of potatoes in an even layer.
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve immediately, sprinkled with the Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.
Note: I set my slow cooker for 6-1/2 hours and everything was cooked through perfectly. Depending on your crock pot, size of potatoes and chicken, adjust time accordingly.
Seriously, when thyme is combined with potatoes it turns into a flavor marriage made in heaven. One of the tastiest combos ever! This entire meal is well-seasoned and so jam-packed with herbaceous flavors. The chicken falls off the bone and the potatoes come out perfectly tender. Adding the Parmesan cheese at the end fully completes the dish.
This is comfort food at its finest right here. What a wonderful recipe to ease you into the change of seasons. Please, please, please make this one. You will not be disappointed!
Happy Fall, y’all!