Moms are good for lots of things. They’re always happy to offer opinions on outfits. They always send you home with more leftovers than you need. And, they don’t complain when you raid their cookbook shelf for new ideas.
I haven’t wanted to cook much lately – especially by the end of the day – so I’ve been seeking out dinners that will be on the table shortly after I get home. When I was flipping through the slow cooker section of the Sandra Lee Semi Homemade The Complete Cookbook at my Mom’s a few weeks ago, this recipe caught my eye. It’s quite different from any other slow cooker recipe I’ve made and I really loved it.
The recipe calls for dry white wine but I used a Riesling because that’s what we had in the fridge. It came out great. I’m sure this would be fine with whatever white wine you have handy. Don’t want to use wine? Chicken broth would be a good substitute.
Slow Cooker Chicken with White Wine Sauce
(adapted from Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade The Complete Cookbook)
12 pearl onions, peeled
2 strips bacon, chopped
2 chicken breasts
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 c. dry white wine
2 t. Italian seasoning
2 t. minced garlic
In a frying pan, fry up the bacon. Remove from pan and drain fat, leaving about 2 tablespoons. Season chicken with salt and pepper and brown in remaining bacon grease.
Add onions and browned chicken to slow cooker. Sprinkle bacon pieces over the top.
In a separate bowl, whisk together soup, wine, Italian seasoning and garlic. Pour over chicken.
Cook on low for 8 hours.