Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken with Vegetables
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Spring has definitely arrived. The sunny skies and relatively higher daytime temperatures might persuade you to begin planning lighter meals, especially given the variety of seasonal produce popping up at the markets. But I think it's a good idea to have some comfort meals in your recipe arsenal that will keep you and your loved ones warm in the chilly evenings that are so typical during this time of year.
One of the best parts about this recipe for Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken with Vegetables is that you can set it up to cook all afternoon in your Crock-Pot, leaving you time to work on the items on your to-do list or, better yet, a chance to get outside to enjoy the weather.
I adapted this recipe from one I came across in the Fall 2012/Winter 2013 issue of Real Simple. My version includes the following changes:
- I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts rather than chicken thighs (the store was out of thighs, if you can believe that!);
- I omitted the white wine since I did not have any on hand (we drink more red wine than white wine);
- I increased the amount of chicken broth used, as well as the amount of peas (we like peas in our house);
- Because the recipe calls for heavy cream, I added a pinch of nutmeg to the sauce (just like my mother taught me).
Rather than prepare store-bought biscuits or follow their suggested recipe for drop biscuits, I just made up a batch of my own Simple Olive Oil Biscuits. They were the perfect accompaniment to this dish and perfect for dipping in the creamy sauce.
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