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Slow Cooker Chicken with Spinach & Mushrooms #Foodie Friday

Slow Cooker Chicken with Spinach & Mushrooms- simplelivingeating.com

My family and I have been having a lovely, but busy summer. My daughter's swim team will be ending this week and it looks like the team will move up a division... GO LAKESIDE!

My son worked for a few weeks as a Cub Scout Counselor at a day camp and next week he will be going to a fencing camp. 

So, my experimentation with summer slow cooking has been really helpful to get a healthy balanced meal on the table even if I have been driving here and there all day.

This Slow Cooker Chicken with Spinach and Mushrooms is not the most photographic dish, but it sure was tasty.

Slow Cooker Chicken with Spinach & Mushrooms- simplelivingeating.com

Slow Cooker Chicken with Spinach & Mushrooms

by Diane Balch


1.5 pounds of chicken skinless (dark meat is best)
1 large onion chopped
1/2 pound of cremini mushrooms chopped
1 bunch of spinach chopped (or other dark green)
2 cloves of garlic chopped
2 tablespoons of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup of white wine
1 cup of chicken broth
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon of dried rosemary 


1) Layer in crockpot starting with onions on the bottom, then the chicken, followed by mushrooms and greens on top.

2) Whisk together: garlic, olive oil, wine, broth, salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary. Pour over contents of the crockpot.

3) Cook on low for 6 - 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.

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  1. Thanks for the party Diane! Summers sure are busy and go by too fast!

  2. Diane,
    Thanks for the party. My summer has been super busy too and I don't have kids to shuttle around. Don't forget to enjoy yourself too.

    1. Thanks Annamaria,
      I am trying to remember. I had lunch with a friend yesterday and I am going to a Ladies Night Out next week.

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    1. I appreciate you always supporting mine and Adelina's party. I know how busy you are.

  4. One of these days I will pull out the crock pot and make something. It's on the list, that counts right? ;) Thanks for the party Diane. Have a great weekend!

    1. Maybe in the winter you will. There is nothing better than coming home to a meal that is ready to eat.

  5. The crock pot is my favorite and fastest way to make meals. I put it in the crock and come back later and dinner is ready! Thanks for hosting- I find so many great ideas at your parties!

    1. You are a wise woman Judee.. so many don't get how wonderful it is.. I have been adapting as many recipes as I can to slow cooking.

  6. Hi Diane,
    I just love Slow Cooker Meals, your chicken with spinach looks yummy. Have a great weekend and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

  7. Thanks for hosting Diane. Summer is my very favorite season, primarily because of the abundance of fresh produce. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    1. I agree eating healthy is effortless in the summer. I want to eat nothing but fruits and vegetables because they taste so good.

  8. Thanks for featuring my Eggplant Polenta Lasagna! And thanks so much for the party, this is always a fun one! Have a great weekend! Kristin from DizzyBusyandHungry.com

    1. You are very welcome Kristin and I will be pinning and tweeting it this week too.

  9. Thanks for the party Diane
    Things here are pretty difficult, and I'm actually linking in-between sirens.
    We have a minute and a half to get to a safe-place once we hear the sirens (which is quite long comparing to the south area of Israel - they have 15-30 seconds!)

    I hope you have a good (and quite) weekend :)

    1. Winnie,
      I have been thinking about you. Be safe.. you are in my prays.

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    1. Thanks Adelina.. this is a real family friendly meal. My kids loved it.

  11. Thank you so much for the invitation to a great party! So glad that I came :-)
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

  12. Thank you for sharing, Diane. Spinach is my favorite vegetable and I'm always looking for new ways to add it to supper. Your slow cooker chicken with spinach and mushrooms (which I also love) was one of the Top-viewed links this week at See Ya in the Gumbo!

  13. Delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning it.


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