Better Slow Cooker Robust Chicken Recipe -
Better Slow Cooker Robust Chicken Recipe
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Better Slow Cooker Robust Chicken

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"A combination of excellent flavors which blend into a wonderful, rich sauce for your chicken! Serve with a simple green salad and focaccia for a feast!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 5 mins


  1. In a slow cooker, combine the chicken, bacon bits, olives, tomatoes, mushrooms, gravy mix, wine, mustard, and vinegar. Mix together.
  2. Cover slow cooker, and cook on Low setting for 6 to 8 hours.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 27, 2003

I was just wondering, if someone changes the recipe, by REMOVING four of the ingredients, and then adding an ingredient that is NOT on the recipe, how can there be a bad rating? THAT was not the recipe listed. Maybe people would like it if they followed the recipe. I do not know the person who created this recipe, I was just searching for one. And SO many times I see bad reviews, on the recipe but it had been 'adjusted'. They just gave their OWN cooking a bad review, right? (Opening a can of worms, Hmmm?) Sorry, just my 2 cents

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 27, 2003

not a bad recipe ....may tend to be salty because of the gravy mix and olives ...try his: #1 rinse off the olives before adding and #2 add a cut potato to the crock, the potato absorbs some of the saltiness (this is a GREAT tip for all sauces that have ended up too salty)...

Oct 18, 2003

A very good recipe. I dropped the olives and exchanged the dry chicken gravy mix for the same amount of Lipton Cup-A-Soup Cream of Chicken instant soup mix, same quantity. The main reason was because all of the gravy mixes had MSG and I refuse to add that to my food. Secondarily it ended up giving it a better flavor and a slightly thicker sauce.

Oct 25, 2003

We loved this recipe. How can anyone change 3-4 ingredients and then rate the recipe. Get real folks, make the recipe as listed THEN rate it.

Sep 27, 2003

I made a few changes to this recipe and I was so happy with the results, the most important one was thickening the gravy which I thought was too thin by adding cornstarch and water and turning the crock pot on high for a few minutes after the dish was cooked. I used whole chicken breasts instead of cut into strips and they came out so tender. Also nixed the bacon bits. It was VERY delicious, healthy and hearty. I used a little less vinegar than the recipe called for and chose a quality balsamic vinegar. Served over rice, magnifique!

Sep 27, 2003

Excellent, just as the original recipe is written. You can substitute skinless/boneless chicken thighs for chicken breast, I have found this to be (maybe) even better and also more economical. Either way it is a very nice, rich tasting recipe.

Sep 26, 2003

If you like pickled things, you will like this recipe. As for me and my family... yuck! And yes I followed the recipe exactly. I love things cooked in wine especially red wine, but I think the vinegar and green olives were over the top for me. I shall try some other recipes.

Jan 23, 2003

My husband and I didn't care for this recipe. Cooking time is WAY TOO LONG. I think 2-3 hours would be plenty. There was also too much vinegar and my husband did not like the olives. I would cut vinegar in half and then add 1 T sugar to cut the tartness of the tomatoes. I won't be making this again.


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  • Calories
  • 198 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 24.5 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 946 mg
  • 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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