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5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Garlic Balsamic Chicken

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5 simple ingredients combine in juicy, succulent 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Garlic Balsamic Chicken, an effortless dinner recipe for any night of the week.
Servings 5 -8


  • 2 medium garlic cloves minced or finely grated
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 ½ pounds bone-in skin-on chicken breasts


  • Whisk together the garlic, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and salt in the base of a 6-quart slow cooker. Add the chicken, tossing to coat.
  • Cover and cook for 3-4 hours on high or 5-6 on low, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove the chicken from the slow cooker. If desired, remove the skin and serve.
  • If you prefer to leave the skin on, place the chicken on a sheet pan. Broil on high for 5-8 minutes or until the skin is crispy. Serve warm.
  • Strain the juices remaining in the slow cooker and serve with the chicken or use in place of stock in another recipe.


All slow cookers are different, so you may need to adjust the time up or down depending on your particular model.
Shred leftover chicken and use it to make One-Bowl Harvest Chicken Salad.