Slow cooker chicken and potatoes with a delicious pan gravy can be ready with just a few minutes of prep. Simply, set it and forget it. Don’t skip the carrots and Brussels sprouts either for a complete meal!
I’ve got a new go-to slow cooker dinner that I think you’re going to love! The prep takes a whopping 10 minutes and you only need a few ingredients for this Slow Cooker Chicken And Potato Dinner. I love cooking a whole chicken for my family because it always means I have leftovers whether it’s to make chicken enchiladas the next night or chicken & white bean chili the sky is the limit! If your family is like mine, all the vegetables will be gone, leaving you with just enough chicken for the next day!
Here are all the ingredients you need to make this Slow Cooker Chicken And Potato Dinner.
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- Brussels Sprouts
- Baby Red Potatoes
- Whole Chicken
- McCormick Garlic and Herb Seasoning
- Black Pepper
- Chicken Stock
Let’s talk about how I put together this meal. I layer the whole baby carrots on the bottom, and line the edge of my oval shaped slow cooker with baby red potatoes.
Then I rinse, remove organs and the neck, and pat dry the chicken. I carefully place it in the slow cooker. Rinse my hands with hot soapy water, and then sprinkle with the garlic and herb seasoning and black pepper.
It’s okay to let the seasoning get on the potatoes–that’s what I do to give it a little extra flavoring. I slice the stems off the Brussels sprouts and place those around the chicken.
Place the lid on and set the slow cooker to low! That’s it – dinner will be ready in eight hours. No need to add water because the water and moisture in the chicken and vegetables will be pulled out and you’ll have a good 2-3 cups of broth!
This chicken is fall-off-the-bone delicious, and surprisingly, the vegetables aren’t mush. They are cooked to perfection. But like some slow cooker meals, it can lack flavor. That’s why I made pan gravy with some of the stock made from the meal. I use cornstarch to thicken the stock, and add a little butter because, let’s face it, everything is better with butter!
I like to use cornstarch because it doesn’t give you a pasty taste, and it keeps the meal gluten free. The pan gravy is exactly what this meal needs to complete it.
Oh, and if you need a crispy chicken skin, you can throw the chicken under the broiler to crisp up the skin while you make the gravy. I typically don’t do it though because it just means one extra dish to clean and I’m all about the least amount of dishes!
Side Dish Ideas
When I serve this dinner I make a side of fresh green beans or asparagus and a salad to go with dinner. If you’re looking for a new slow cooker meal, I suggest you try this slow cooker chicken and potatoes, with carrots, Brussels sprouts and pan gravy.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes Recipe
- Slow Cooker
- Cooking Spray
- 12 Carrots
- 3 lbs. Baby Red Potatoes cleaned and pat dry
- 5 lb. Whole Chicken Neck and organs removed
- 2 tbsp McCormick Garlic and Herb Seasoning
- 1 lb. Brussles Sprouts Ends trimmed
- 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 tbsp Butter
- 1 cup Chicken Stock
- 1 tbsp Cornstarch
- Spray a 6.5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Lay carrots on the bottom of the slow cooker followed by potatoes.
- Remove the neck and organs from the whole chicken. Rinse and pat dry.
- Place the chicken in the slow cooker.
- Sprinkle with McCormick garlic and herb seasoning and black pepper. Rub all over the chicken. Add in the Brussels sprouts into the slow cooker.
- Place the lid on and cook on low for 8 hours.
- Once the internal temperature reaches 175°F, carefully removed the cooked chicken.
- Grab 1 cup of the stock from the slow cooker and mix with 1-tablespoon cornstarch.
- Heat a saucepan on high and add the butter. Melt the butter, then whisk in the stock slurry. Whisk until thick. Add salt and pepper to taste and remove off heat once thick.
- Cut the chicken into 6 pieces, serve with vegetables and top with pan gravy.