My mother-in-law is a fabulous cook.  She was a Home Economics teacher before staying home to raise my husband and his brother.  Needless to say she provided wonderful home cooked meals and was an amazing homemaker for her family.  When I started dating her son we quickly bonded over cooking.  We still talk about and share recipes with each other all the time.  This recipe is adapted from one of the first recipes she ever shared with me.  Chicken Dijon was and still is a family favorite in both of our households.  I just changed a few minor things to make is suitable for cooking all day in a slowcooker.  This is a great recipe for those full days when we are constantly running and have sports or other activities at night.  You can throw it together in the morning and it will be ready to eat when your family is.  I like to serve it with brown rice or whole wheat cous cous and a steamed vegetable.

Place 4-8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves in a slow cooker.

Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter over medium-low heat.

Add 3 Tablespoons of flour to melted butter.

Whisk over medium heat until it smells nutty, about 3-4 minutes.

Whisk in 2 cups of chicken broth and 1 cup of milk.

Add 3 Tablespoons of dijon mustard and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Bring to a boil whisking well.

Pour over chicken in slowcooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

Serve chicken and sauce with brown rice, cous cous or other whole grain and  a steamed vegetable.


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