Recipe: ‘Autumn in Provence’ Chicken

This rings even more true now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, but a couple weeks ago, I got to thinking about what an amazing, crazy year this has been. Let’s recap: left my job, started a new one of my own design, moved apartments, got engaged, got married, got a dog. Joe and I joke that the only thing that could make it more insane is if I wound up knocked up (let’s do the other kind of knocking — on wood). As I was walking down the 2012 memory lane, I started daydreaming about our trip to France this summer, and had a little bit of longing for the easy, lazy days in Provence. I adore the flavors of this region, and felt inspired to make a comforting Sunday dinner that would reflect what Autumn in Provence might taste like.

The region is known for its beautiful fresh produce, especially the garlic, tomatoes, and herbs. So, using a slow cooker I just scored with some wedding gift certificates (only $80 at Crate and Barrel!), I made up this little recipe and served it over whole wheat pasta. You could easily serve it with rice, or cous cous, or even potatoes, just be sure to dust the top with a little parmesan cheese before you dig in.

This was my first time using a slow cooker and I have to say, it really couldn’t be easier. Throw everything in, and boom, hours later, you have one tasty meal. I’ve already used it 4 times since getting it just two weeks ago!

Here’s the recipe:

21 comments

  1. Natalie said: replied:

    Looks SO amazing! Want to make this!!! http://www.fashionifancy.com

    27 Nov 2012 | Reply
  2. Drew @Catfish & Caviar said: replied:

    This looks delish! Great for when I want to eat in front of the tv in my pj’s :)

    27 Nov 2012 | Reply
  3. Yum! This look so cozy + comforting.

    27 Nov 2012 | Reply
  4. christin said: replied:

    crock pots are gods gift to chicken. i swear.

    27 Nov 2012 | Reply
  5. Alyssa said: replied:

    I’m always looking for more slow cooker recipes…can’t wait to try this!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

    27 Nov 2012 | Reply
  6. hmmm…so you’re saying i should actually use the slow cooker? :)

    27 Nov 2012 | Reply
  7. Emily said: replied:

    this sounds amazing! I can’t wait to give it a try. x

    http://www.glittersgold.com

    27 Nov 2012 | Reply
  8. Cyndi said: replied:

    Great combination of flavors…and super healthy!!

    27 Nov 2012 | Reply
  9. Lindsay said: replied:

    Yum! This looks like the perfect meal for a cozy night at home.

    27 Nov 2012 | Reply
  10. janel said: replied:

    i also took a trip to the south of france this summer, and i daydream about it all the time. this recipe looks delicious- thanks for sharing!

    27 Nov 2012 | Reply
  11. viv said: replied:

    This just made my mouth water. No joke.

    27 Nov 2012 | Reply
  12. kathy @ beauty palette said: replied:

    This looks incredible – thanks so much for sharing! Definitely going to try this over my faux zucchini “noodles”!

    27 Nov 2012 | Reply
  13. Natalie said: replied:

    What a fantastic pasta dish! Anything that incorporates butternut squash is a must-cook recipe in my book :) Great post!

    Natalie
    Name’s Not Ashley

    27 Nov 2012 | Reply
  14. I’m on the hunt for some fresh dinner ideas! Blogland did not disappoint today. I was also gifted a canister of herbs de provence on Thanksgiving day- perf! I’m adding this one to my list of menu ideas this week.

    27 Nov 2012 | Reply
  15. K said: replied:

    This looks incredible!! So fresh and delicious! You have had quite the year ;)

    27 Nov 2012 | Reply
  16. Christine B. said: replied:

    Sounds like a delicious/easy recipe (perfect combo). What a year you’ve had! 2012 will definitely be a year you remember for the rest of your lives. Congrats!

    27 Nov 2012 | Reply
  17. Tiffany @ Savor Home said: replied:

    What in the world would we do without slow cookers?? I just got one a few months ago and love it! This looks so good and would love to try it. Congrats on such a fabulous year!

    27 Nov 2012 | Reply
  18. Emily said: replied:

    Wow – what a year! Congrats on ALL of your accomplishments!

    This recipe sounds fabulous. I’ve actually never used a slow cooker – need to start – but first I need to just get myself into the kitchen! ;)
    Isn’t That Charming.

    27 Nov 2012 | Reply
  19. Lisa // Elembee said: replied:

    Always looking for new slow cooker recipes — they are the best! Well, they were the best, before I started working from home and they became 8 hours of cruel and unusual punishment.

    27 Nov 2012 | Reply
  20. The Salonierre said: replied:

    Just looking at this recipe has my mouth watering.. and it’s a definite reminder that a slow cooker is on my kitchen gadgets wish list!

    28 Nov 2012 | Reply
  21. Savvy in San Francisco said: replied:

    I’m using my slow cooker tonight! I will have to try this recipe out! Sounds delicious! XX

    9 Dec 2012 | Reply

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