Super simple and very hearty for a winter’s night – Slow Cooker: Chicken, Bacon & Potato Stew.
Recipe called for new potatoes – I added baby carrots.
Browned chicken thighs.
Recipe called for shallots – I did chopped onion – “streaky bacon” is our standard American smoked bacon – browned.
Sprinkled with fresh thyme (I free any Thyme that I have left from a recipe so that I have it for later – comes in handy!) and freshly ground black pepper.
Low-sodium chicken broth, the recipe said HOT broth so I heated it first – set slow cooker to LOW.
After cooking for about 10 hours – the house smelled delicious when we got home from work??? one reason I love slow cooker meals. Removed some of the sauce, added the lemon juice, used Greek yogurt instead of the buttermilk and reduced to thicken.
Plated: Served the chicken, potatoes, & carrots and then topped with slightly thickened sauce and a sprinkling of dried tarragon. Notes: Will definitely do this dish again with some tweaks. The sauce needed to be thicker, more of a gravy. Next time will use 1/2 & 1/2 instead of the yogurt and will thicken more.