Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Chicken

Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Chicken

This chicken has all the hallmarks of a successful weeknight dinner—quick to toss together, fall off the bone tender, so flavorful it feels like eating out.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 bone-in, skin on chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Optional: Lightly season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Heat an oiled skillet over medium-high heat. Starting with the skin side down, brown both sides of the chicken, cooking about 3-5 minutes per side.
  • Lightly grease a 5 or 6 quart slow cooker. Transfer the chicken to the slow cooker.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, ground mustard, cayenne, garlic, honey, vinegar, and chicken broth. Pour this mixture over the chicken.
  • Cover and cook until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165 F. This should take about 7-8 hours on low or 3 1/2 to 4 hours on high.
  • Optional: Transfer the chicken to a serving plater and cover to keep warm. Pour the cooking juice into a sauce pan or skillet. Reduce by half over medium-high heat to thicken the sauce, then drizzle over the chicken and / or sides.
  • Serve with a side salad, warm rice or crunchy bread, and enjoy!