• 2 c. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 2 c. Sweet Potatoes or Red Potatoes, peeled and cut into 3 inch chunks
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh herbs (oregano, basil, thyme, and sage) or 2 teaspoons dried
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish

A tasty and all in one meal that is made in one pot and ready when you are
Tales of the Dinner Belle
By Brenda Stanley
When the weather is warm, the last thing I want to do is heat up my house even more by turning on the oven or stove. That’s when my slow cooker is especially handy. My honey balsamic chicken and vegetables is a full meal and can be put together in minutes. When you return at the end of the day, you have a tasty and delicious dinner ready to be served and without having to turn on a single burner or oven knob- (do ovens still even have knobs?) The sauce is tangy and slightly sweet and the chicken is fall apart tender. The juice makes a wonderful sauce to ladle over the top of everything. Better yet, this takes one bowl to mix the sauce, and then it’s all put in one pot to cook, leaving very little clean up time as well!

Belle’s Honey Balsamic Chicken with Vegetables
2 c. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
2 c. Sweet Potatoes or Red Potatoes, peeled and cut into 3 inch chunks
1 cup chopped onion
8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
¼ cup chopped fresh herbs (oregano, basil, thyme, and sage) or 2 teaspoons dried
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish
In a large slow cooker, place the Brussels sprouts and potatoes in an even layer. Sprinkle onion over the veggies, and then place chicken evenly on top. In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, honey, mustard, herbs, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. Pour this mixture over chicken and vegetables. Cover the slow cooker and cook on high about 5 hours or until chicken is fall apart tender. Garnish with parsley and serve with the juices.