Slow Cooker Balsamic Dijon Chicken & Potatoes

*Slow cooker * Weeknight meal * Kid approved * Gluten-free


Fall is right around the corner so it’s time for the slow cooker to take control in the kitchen. This dish only takes about 5 minutes of prep time before you rush out the door. Come home to a flavorful fall off the bone chicken and potato dinner that the whole family will love.


  • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs chicken drumsticks
  • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs medium-sized red potatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Black pepper
  • 1/4 c maple syrup
  • 1/4 c Dijon mustard
  • 2 TBSP balsamic vinegar (you can add up to 3 – taste mixture before adding)
  • 1/4 c water


  1. Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  2. In a small bowl, combine syrup, balsamic vinegar and mustard until fully mixed.
  3. Place potatoes on the bottom of the slow cooker. Nestle the onion anywhere you can. Add the water.
  4. Place chicken over potatoes and coat with balsamic mixture (ensuring all of them are covered). It might not seem like a lot of sauce but it will be.
  5. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4.
  6. Enjoy!


  • You can use chicken breasts or thighs instead of drumsticks. I’m honestly not the biggest fan of chicken breasts cooking on low for hours, but it’ll work on high. I find that darker meats hold up to low and slow cooking better.
  • You can use honey instead of syrup, same amount.
  • Add some red pepper flakes for the adults.
  • Pair with some greens; veggies or salad.

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