A special dinner such as Chicken with Artichokes and Wild Mushrooms is easily achieved on busy weeknights thanks to your slow cooker. The chicken is first browned in a skillet for added visual appeal and flavor.
2 skinned, bone-in chicken breasts
2 chicken drumsticks
2 skinned, bone-in chicken thighs
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 (4-oz.) packages assorted wild mushrooms
2 3/4 cups vertically sliced Vidalia or other sweet onion
1 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons drained capers
1 (12-oz.) jar marinated artichoke hearts, undrained
Garnishes: fresh oregano sprigs, lemon wedges
How to Make It
Rinse chicken, and pat dry. Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag. Place chicken pieces in bag; seal bag, and shake to coat. Remove chicken.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot; add chicken. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Place chicken in a greased 5-qt. oval-shaped slow cooker, reserving drippings in skillet.
Cook mushrooms and onion in hot drippings 5 minutes or until tender. Add mushroom mixture, broth, capers, and artichokes to slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low 4 hours or until chicken is tender.