Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

Juicy, tender, delicious, in its own gravy and perfectly Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs are always a must in our house! The flavor that is in these moist, fork tender Chicken Thighs is amazing. I am using my Ninja 3 in 1 cooker. I was able to prepare and cook this chicken all in one pot. I started by using it on the stove top setting to melt my bacon grease (or you can use oil). I browned the chicken and cooked the onion in it too. Then I switched the setting to slow cook and finished cooking the Chicken Thighs!

First combine the seasonings and sprinkle over them on both sides of the Chicken Thighs.


Lightly flour the Chicken Thighs on top of the seasonings.


Place the chicken in a large hot frying pan with bacon grease or oil. Brown both sides of your Chicken Thighs until golden brown. Remove the Chicken Thighs to a plate and set aside. They already look amazing!


Place the onions in the same pan and cook until translucent, remove from the heat.


Mix the gravy, soup and water together and pour 1/3 of the mixture into the bottom of the slow cooker.


Place the chicken in the slow cooker and pour the rest of the soup and gravy mixture over the top of the Chicken Thighs.


Place the cooked onions on top of the Chicken Thighs.


Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Remember not to remove the lid. Every time you do will add 15 minutes to the cooking time.


Slow Cooked Chicken Thighs



5-6 chicken thighs

3 Tbls bacon grease or oil

1/2 tsp pepper

1 tsp salt

1 tsp paprika

3/4 cup flour

1 medium onion, halved and sliced

1 pouch dry Lipton Onion Soup

1 pouch (2 cup servings) brown gravy mix

2 cups water


In a small bowl mix salt, pepper and paprika. Sprinkle seasonings on both side of the chicken. Lightly coat the chicken with flour. Melt bacon grease or oil in a large fry pan over medium heat. Add chicken and brown on both sides. Remove from pan and set aside. Add onion slices to the same pan. Cook until translucent. Remove from the heat. Mix the soup, gravy and water in a small bowl. Pour 1/3 into the slow cooker. Place chicken thighs in the slow cooker. Pour remaining liquid over chicken. Place onions on top of the chicken. Cook with the lid on low for 4 hours. Do not remove the lid or you will lose 15 minutes cooking time and risk your chicken from being cooked properly. Serve with mashed potatoes and use the gravy in the slow cooker to serve with your mashed potatoes.




Categories: Chicken, Slow Cooker

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