Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Beer & Herbes de Provence
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Serves: 6
Easy, healthy and delicious slow cooker chicken thighs with beer and herbes de Provence is a big hit every time I make it.
  • Cooking Spray
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 chicken thighs, skin removed (4 to 6 ounces each)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 12 ounces light beer
  • 2 teaspoons herbes de Provence
  • 2 bay leaves
  1. Use a 4-quart slow cooker. Coat the ceramic insert with cooking spray.
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Sprinkle the chicken thighs with salt and pepper and add to the skillet. Cook until they are lightly browned, about 3 minutes and then turn them over and brown on the other side, about 3 minutes more.
  4. Transfer the chicken to the slow cooker. Return the skillet to the stove. Add the bottle of beer to the skillet, and heat until boiling, stirring to incorporate all the browned bits that are on the bottom of the pan. Stir in the herbes de provence and bay leaves, and cook for another minute or so.
  5. Pour the beer mixture into the slow cooker over the chicken thighs.
  6. Cover and cook on HIGH, until the thighs are fork tender, about 4-1/2 hours or on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.
Martha's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 chicken thigh): 243 calories, 7.7 g fat, 2.0 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 33.1 g protein and 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus
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