Fennel and Pear Chicken Thighs

Fennel and Pear Chicken Thighs

  • Cook Time: 7 - 8 hours (Low) or 3 1/2 - 4 hours (High)
  • Servings: 6
  • Course: Main Dish

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Ingredients

  • Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
  • 2 6- to 7-ounce jars (drained weight) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/2 cup coarsely snipped dried pears
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca, finely ground
  • 2-1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup pear nectar or apple juice Hot cooked couscous or rice
  • Fennel tops (optional)

Directions

Step 1

In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine sliced fennel, mushrooms, and dried pears. Sprinkle with tapioca.

Step 2

Add chicken thighs; sprinkle with salt, thyme, and pepper. Pour pear nectar over mixture in cooker lined with a Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner.

Step 3

Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4 hours. Serve chicken mixture with hot cooked couscous. If desired, garnish with fennel tops.

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