Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Crock Pot Chicken in a Marsala Herb Sauce

So John and I just recently came home from our wonderful vacation in Maine. I know this is probably weird, but the two things I want most when vacation is over are a clean house and a home cooked meal. There is just something comforting about the combo of the two after time away.

I recently purchased a package of bone-in chicken breasts from the butcher, wrapped them individually, and threw them in the freezer. I don't know if I have mentioned this here before but we are SO limited on freezer space it's ridiculous. I want a deep chest freezer for my birthday for the garage... it's all I want. So needless to say, these chicken breasts are taking up a lot of precious space. I decided I had to make a dent in the stash.

I had jam packed my first day back from vacation with appointments so I figured why not throw something in the crock pot and come home to that home cooked meal I have been desiring? Enter this dinner. John and I both loved this. The whole house smelt amazing and the chicken was very moist and flavorful. I was impressed with how nicely the chicken looked too- it looked golden, as if it baked in the oven. The sauce it makes is also great. The sauce definitely has a marsala taste to it but the herb sauce mix gives it a little extra pizzazz. I almost wish I had made mashed potatoes instead of oven roasted because it would have been a great gravy on the mashed potatoes. This is definitely a winner- we both loved it and it took little to no effort.

Source: Stephanie Cooks Original

2 bone-in chicken breasts (skin removed or on, your choice)
1.5 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup Marsala wine
1 packet (envelope) Knorr Garlic and Herb sauce mix

1- Place the chicken in the base of a small crock pot (or use an oven safe covered dish inserted inside a larger crock pot, like I do).
2- In a bowl combine the broth, wine, and sauce mix. Stir well.
3- Pour the sauce over the chicken.
4- Cook on low for 8 hours. Serve hot.


  1. This looks great! Once I stop working 10 hour days (in 2 weeks), I'll try this recipe. Otherwise my chicken would have to sit in the pot for 12 hours!

  2. Looks awesome! Question - did you put your chicken in frozen, or did you thaw yours before. Also, curious- did you leave the skin on? Thanks for sharing!

  3. Looks awesome. Did you thaw your chicken before you put it in the crockpot, or just throw in frozen? Also, curious - did you do skin on or off? Thanks for sharing!

  4. I put it in frozen and I left the skin on. I would have removed the skin but I froze the chicken with the skin on and had no way to remove the frozen skin lol! Next time I'll pull the skin off BEFORE I freeze it.

  5. This. Looks. AMAZING! Definitely going to be on the menu this weekend :)

  6. this chicken is delicious - and simple! my husband and i both love it. thank you!

  7. I am so excited for this recipe! This will be fantastic for nights both Hubs & I work late. I honestly think I might plan my meals for the week off of your blog.

  8. Where do I get Marsala Wine?

  9. Nicole- they sell it at liquor stores, or even grocery stores sell a Marsala cooking wine.

  10. This sounds/looks incredible! Wondering about the chicken breasts though as they usually come out dry in the slow cooker. Was that the case in this recipe?

  11. Mrs. B- it was not dry actually! It was wonderful!