Piquant Chicken Thighs, Slow Cooker

One of the comments I have occasionally seen about using a slow cooker is that the flavors tend to dissipate with the long, slow cooking time.

On reading those comments my thoughts were: Use more / stronger flavors!

So that’s what I’ve been doing.

This had no heat but a lot of flavor.

The recipe uses 1/4 cup of tomato paste… I used one of the small cans / tins.

Piquant Chicken Thighs, Slow Cooker

Total time: 7 hours


  • 5 chicken thighs, skinless
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup (2oz, 60ml) sherry vinegar
  • 1/4 cup (2oz, 60gr) tomato paste
  • 1 tbs tapioca
  • 3 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp parsley

Piquant Chicken Thighs


  • Put onion and garlic in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Combine stock, vinegar, tomato paste, tapioca, herbs and spices.
  • Add 1/4th of mixture to onions and stir to combine,
  • Lay chicken on top.
  • Pour remaining sauce over the top.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 – 7 hours.
  • When ready, remove chicken to a platter, stir onions / sauce, spoon over the top and serve.

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Spring has been slow this year…. sort of.

With all of the rain we’ve been having our grass is growing like crazy…. But, of course, it’s been too wet to mow.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen it this long.

The rabbits have eaten all of the tulips, but the hyacinths are doing well.

Most of them are close enough to the fence that the dogs don’t trample them during their bunny patrol.

I tried to take a photo of the dogs today…. The grass was too long and wet for them.

They’re turning into such delicate little girls.

We’re all starting to get cabin fever….

Last update on March 14, 2018

4 thoughts on “Piquant Chicken Thighs, Slow Cooker”

  1. I think I’d have to serve that chicken over pasta or rice. It’s making me hungry!

    I’ve had cabin fever for weeks. We had one day, February 28th, that was 64 out. I actually went outside in shirtsleeves and walked the property. I should not have done that. Looking out the window at the currently falling snow depresses me no end. I took a picture of my hyacinths breaking through the ground three days ago when it was about 45 out. They’re covered with about 4 inches of snow again. I think Michigan weather is schizophrenic!

    I just want to be outside…in the warm…working in the flowerbeds… 🙁

    An aside? Your Books ‘ad’ is static now and everything seems to work as it should. Just wanted you to know.

    • I’m sooooo sick of rain. At least the temps have warmed slightly – it was 54 today. And the rabbits didn’t eat ALL of my tulips. Thanks for the info on the ads

  2. Looks so lush…we have had a lot of rain too here in Marrakech…it’s horrible as the streets are filled with floating litter as every drain is blocked !

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