Slow-Cooker Garlic Chicken with Couscous

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs

This time of year is filled with fancy fare, so we all need a change of pace during the week. This simple chicken dinner is tasty, and extremely gratifying.


  • 1 whole chicken (3 ½ to 4 pounds), cut into 6 to 8 pieces and patted dry

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • 6 garlic cloves, halved

  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme

  • 1 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup couscous

  • Chopped fresh parsley, for serving


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. In batches, cook chicken, skin side down, until skin is golden brown, about 4 minutes.

  2. Combine onion, garlic, and thyme in a 5-to-6-quart slow cooker and season with salt and pepper. Top with chicken, skin side up, in a tight layer. In a small bowl, whisk together wine and flour until smooth and add to slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until chicken is tender, about 3 1/2 hours (or 7 hours on low). Cook couscous according to package instructions. Serve chicken and sauce over couscous, sprinkled with parsley.

    Romulo Yanes

Cook's Notes

Oven Instructions: In a large Dutch oven, brown chicken as in step 1, then add remaining ingredients, plus 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth or water. Cover and cook at 350 degrees until chicken is cooked through and tender, about 40 minutes.

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