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Braised Chicken and Potatoes

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By Heather Howe and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: February 2011

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Portion size 4


  • 1 tsp 1tspdried marjoram
  • 3/4 tsp 3/4tspsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspdried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tsppepper
  • 8 8bone-in skin-on chicken thighsbone-in skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetable oil
  • 1 1oniononions, chopped
  • 2 2cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 2carrotcarrots, diagonally sliced
  • 2 2ribs celery, diagonally sliced
  • 3 3red potatoes, cut in eighths (about 1 lb/500 g)
  • 1 1bay leafbay leaves
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupssodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupall-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspfresh parsley
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Mix together marjoram, salt, rosemary and pepper; sprinkle 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) over chicken.

In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken, in batches if necessary. Transfer to slow cooker.

Drain fat from skillet. Add onion, garlic, carrots, celery and remaining spice mixture to pan; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Add to slow cooker along with potatoes and bay leaf.

Add broth to skillet, stirring and scraping up browned bits; pour into slow cooker and stir to combine.

Cover and cook on low until juices run clear when chicken is pierced, about 4 hours. Skim off fat. Move chicken mixture to 1 side of slow cooker.

Whisk flour with 1/3 cup (75 mL) water; stir into liquid in slow cooker, gently redistributing ingredients. Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 15 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 404 pro 30g total fat 17g sat. fat 4g
carb 32g fibre 4g chol 116mg sodium 817mg
potassium 972mg

% RDI:

calcium 6 iron 24 vit A 72 vit C 42
folate 25
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