Slow Cooker Balsamic & Onion Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
Shredded chicken that’s LOADED with flavor - and sure to be a hit at your next family dinner! This is a great “base” chicken that you could use for other meals, or serve as is. It’s also easy to add heat with some sriracha or chili sauce, or twist it Tex-Mex with green salsa or red salsa. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - small boneless chicken breasts
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 - small yellow onion(s)
  • 1/2 - cup(s) chicken stock
  • 3 - Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 - tsp minced garlic
  • Side: - garlic bread**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the chicken breasts in the base of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Finely chop half of a small yellow onion.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the chicken stock, balsamic vinegar, chopped onion and minced garlic. Pour the mixture over the top of the chicken.
  4. Set on low and cook for 8 hours. Once the chicken is finished cooking, shred with 2 forks and mix into the sauce. Strain, if needed.
  5. Warm the garlic bread.
  6. Prepare the salad.
  7. Serve Slow Cooker Balsamic & Onion Chicken with garlic bread and salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Finely chop 1 small yellow onion.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup chicken stock, 6 Tbsp balsamic vinegar, the chopped onion and 2 tsp minced garlic.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • Half of the prepared sauce

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free side like rice or quinoa, not garlic bread.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Balsamic & Onion Chicken

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours.
Serve with garlic bread and salad.