Our escape on a chilly evening? The slow cooker. Come home to our favorite main dishes, sides, appetizers, and drinks that are sure to soothe your family with the simple joys of comfort food.
Chicken with Carrots and Potatoes
Usually a braised chicken dinner is reserved for the weekend, when there's plenty of time to tend to the slow-cooking meal. With this dish, all you need is 20 minutes prep in the morning. While you go about your day, the vegetables and chicken infuse with the flavor of the bright, acidic white wine, herbs, and garlic. Choose a wine you would drink on its own: Sauvignon Blanc or a Chardonnay (preferably unoaked) are two good choices. If you prefer to cook without wine,[?? what goes here??] Skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs are a good cut for this dish; the dark meat packs deeper flavor and is perfect for long, slow cooking methods. The result is fall-off-the-bone succulent meat. Browning the skin first adds caramelized flavor that will also transfer to the liquids, potatoes, and carrots for well-rounded, balanced flavor.