TARRAGON CHICKEN IN SLOW COOKER
1 whole chicken washed and trimmed… I did not have a whole bird so I used 12 chicken portions,
60 g butter,
1 lemon rind or orange rind placed in the cavity of the bird.
I used the lemon cut in strips and threw into slow cooker.
2 cloves minced garlic,
1 onion sliced,
2 teasp dried tarragon,
2 tsp paprika,
Salt and black pepper,
1 glass of dry white wine ( optional )
1/2 cup chicken stock,
1/2 cup cream.
Mix butter with garlic, salt, pepper, tarragon and smear inside the chicken and smear extra butter on the Breast portion if you doing the whole bird or just smear the chicken portions with the butter mix. Place onion in the slow cooker, add chicken portions or whole chicken, add wine and stock and cook on high for 4 hours. Stir in the cream, remove chicken and make a gravy with the liquid in the slow cooker. Thicken with a little maizena if gravy too runny, cook on high for a further 7 mins.
Photo: Gail Haselsteiner