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INFINITE RECIPE searches out recipes that could easily be done for book club gatherings, often by reviewing cookbooks that appear to have suitable recipes. This month spotlights The New England Orchard Cookbook by Linda Beaulieu.

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INFINITE RECIPE – Garlic and Mustard Slow Cooker Chicken

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This began because my husband and I had a couple items (specifically carrots and Chardonnay wine) we wanted to use up. Also, having made several potato heavy dishes, we wanted something without potatoes. The closest we could find was a gluten-free chicken and vegetables recipe, but it didn’t quite meet what we wanted.  The biggest change we needed was a different flavor profile; for this, we used a book recommended by a friend I find indispensable called The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America’s Most Imaginative Chefs. This book, by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenberg, allows the looking up of different meats, vegetables, fruits, and spices to see what other items go well with them and to what degrees. Using that, we tweaked a recipe suggested basil – thyme – oregano – rosemary to one showcasing tarragon – parsley – bay leaf – and Dijon mustard!

Here’s the recipe as we did it for our 3 1/2 quart slow cooker:

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INFINITE RECIPE - Garlic and Mustard Slow Cooker Chicken
Slow cook chicken and vegetables highlighted with the flavors of garlic and Dijon mustard.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
  1. Cut up the onion.
  2. Cut up the carrots.
  3. Cut up the celery.
  4. Cut up the garlic, prepare the dried herb seasonings blend, and measure out the mustard.
  5. Put the carrot, onion, and celery in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  6. Place the chicken pieces on top of the vegetables in the slow cooker, and then pour the wine over the chicken.
  7. Baste the chicken pieces with Dijon mustard, and then cover them with garlic, salt, pepper and the other dried spices. Then add the bay leaf.
  8. Cook on low about 5 hours.
  9. Serve.
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