Slow Cooker Chicken and Artichokes

Slow Cooker Chicken and Artichokes | Black Girls Chef's Whites



I will make my confession now. . . I didn’t take a picture of the finished dish. The picture above is a raw chicken and raw artichokes in a slow cooker, taken with my iphone.  So technically it is Slow Cooker Chicken and Artichokes, just not cooked chicken and artichokes.

There are many reasons a beautiful, appetite enticing photo was not taken. The chicken was so tender it fell apart as I pulled it out. Which meant I started picking at it. The artichokes were nice and tender, but that means they had turned an olive green color, not at all pretty for a picture.  And most importantly, it tasted so damn good I kept eating it, slowly picking away at that bird like a woman who hadn’t eaten in days! You know, like a fashion model or actress.

So, just use your imagination as you read the recipe. Picture a gorgeous chicken surrounded by perfect bright green artichokes, on a lovely table with fresh flowers.

Or you can picture this Fusilli with Chicken and Artichokes that I made with some of the leftovers. Recipe coming soon.


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Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken and Artichokes


  • 1 whole chicken, about 4 pounds
  • seasoned salt
  • 4 artichokes, halved, choke removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Aleppo pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 32 ounces low sodium chicken broth


  1. Sprinkle the chicken liberally with seasoned salt, inside and out.
  2. Place the chicken into a large slow cooker.
  3. Arrange the artichokes around and on top of the chicken.
  4. Sprinkle the Aleppo pepper, fennel seed and thyme on the artichokes and chicken.
  5. Add the chicken broth to the slow cooker.
  6. Set the slow cooker to high and the timer to 5 hours.
  7. After 4 hours check for tenderness, and adjust cooking time if necessary.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 hour(s)

Copyright © Cheryl D Lee.

Recipe: Seasoned Salt


  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a small bowl mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Keep in an airtight container.

Copyright © Cheryl D Lee.

3 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Chicken and Artichokes”

  1. Cheryl,
    It is very hard to make a chicken coming out of the slow cooker look attractive. Amy at Fearless Homemaker did it, I’m still not sure how because I seem to make featureless brownish glop from mine. Delicious featureless brownish glop, but still. Thank heaven for cilantro leaves.

    This combination sounds delicious and makes me want to grab some fresh artichokes (in addition to the jarred plain and marinated that I’ve got in the pantry, I have a thing about artichokes) because I know my spouse and I would love it.

  2. I looks so good and so doable . I love artichokes, have never cooked one, and now I know a way.
    Will let you know how it turns out.

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