Red Wine Braised Chicken

Hello wonderful people!  I am excited to be back joining my favorite link up party, Fiesta Friday, today.  There is actually a reason for my lack of posting, and especially in the recipe category, which I will tell you about in a moment.  I wanted to say that I am glad I am back and to bring you this wonderful, easy and delicious recipe.

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Recently, I moved from my apartment of 4 years to a rental house.  Every time I move I say that it will be the last!  But apparently, it is not …here I go again!  This move was a necessity as my rent was going up, up and away and my money with it!  So here I am, getting settled finally in my new home.  My move has not been without a few problems here and there, as in all moves .  One problem in particular is my oven.  My oven is not working correctly …My stove top is just fine, but the oven, not so much.  What does this mean to my blog?  It means I have not been able to bake or cook for a while now!  Yikes!  This has been bad and good.  Good because I haven’t been baking any delicious sweets (my waistline thanks me!) Bad because …well it is just bad not having my oven, and I am sure all of you here at Fiesta Friday know what that means.  Now back to the good.  It is good because I now know my slow cooker so much better, it has become my new best friend!

I found this wonderful recipe for Red Wine Braised Chicken and it looked so easy and delicious I just had to try it.  I did make a few changes to accommodate my families personal preferences and to what I had handy in my kitchen.  I must say, I try a lot of recipes and some of them I do not always like, but this one …just simply delicious!

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If you would like the original recipe, it can be found at MidwestLiving.com.  Of course my pictures do not look near as appetizing as Midwest Living, but hey, I assure you it was every bit as good.  You can’t go wrong with this one.  This recipe is easy to prepare and my family just loved the taste, so rich in flavor.  I will be making this one again soon!

Happy Cooking!

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Red Wine Braised Chicken

By:  Arl’s World

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • Chicken Breast, I used 2 large
  • 1 packet (1.3 oz) McCormick slow cookers red wine braised roast seasoning mix
  • cups small peeled baby carrots, halved
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • Mashed potatoes and green peas (optional)

Directions

  1. Coat slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place chopped onion in slow cooker; season chicken with seasoning mix and place on top of onion. Add carrots. Pour red wine and 1/2 cup water over top.
  3. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours
  4. Stir in parsley and serve with mashed potatoes and peas, if desired.

 

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