Skip to content
Open menu Close menu

Feed your appetite for cooking with Penguin’s expert authors

penguin logo

Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken with Potatoes

Cooked until the meat is falling off the bone in a garlicky, Parmesan sauce, this simple slow-cooked chicken from Bored of Lunch pairs perfectly with buttery potatoes and steamed green beans.

From the book

Nathan Anthony


I LOVE the combination of potatoes and garlic. Add some Cajun-spiced chicken thighs and a buttery Parmesan sauce and I’m in heaven with every bite. The thought of the chicken falling off the bone into those garlicky juices is making me salivate as I’m writing…

Read more Read less


8-10 chicken thighs
1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
500g baby potatoes, cut into small cubes (skin left on)
70g Parmesan cheese, grated, plus extra to garnish
6 garlic cloves. crushed
150g low fat butter
2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
1 tsp dried oregano
handful of fresh parsley, plus extra to garnish
1 slice of lemon
1 tbsp cornflour, mixed to a paste with 1 tbsp water (optional)
salt and pepper, to taste

Essential kit

You will need: a slow cooker.


Season the chicken thighs with salt, pepper and the Cajun seasoning. Heat a nonstick frying pan over a high heat on the hob, then place the chicken in the pan and sear for about 2 minutes, until browned all over.

Place the potatoes in the slow cooker and sprinkle with salt, pepper, half of the Parmesan and the garlic. Dot with the butter, add the rosemary sprigs and arrange the chicken thighs on top. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan, the oregano and parsley. Throw in a slice of lemon and cook on high for 4 hours. If you would like the sauce to be thicker, stir in the cornflour paste.

Garnish with the extra Parmesan and parsley and serve. I love this with some steamed green beans on the side.

Notes: This is a summery dish which goes really well with couscous and salad. It’s even more delicious when you can sit outside and enjoy it in the sunshine.

535 calories per serving


Subscribe to The Happy Foodie email newsletter

Get our latest recipes, features, book news and ebook deals straight to your inbox every week

From the book: Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Slow Cooker Book

Close menu