Place all ingredients into the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.
Cover; Cook on high for 2 hours then on low for 10 min.
6 (12-ounce) bone-in, skin-on split chicken breasts, trimmed
Salt and pepper
¼ cup vegetable oil
1¼ pounds cremini mushrooms, trimmed and halved if small or quartered if large
2 onions, minced
2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dried
4 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup dry white wine
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 pound carrots, peeled, halved lengthwise and sliced ½ inch thick
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 bay leaves
½ cup heavy cream
¼ cup minced fresh tarragon
Dry chicken with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Add half of chicken, skin side down, and brown lightly, about 5 minutes; transfer to plate. Repeat with 1 tablespoon more oil and remaining chicken; transfer to plate. Let chicken cool slightly and discard skin.
Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil, mushrooms, onions, thyme, and ¼ teaspoon salt to pan. Cover and cook over medium heat until mushrooms are softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook until mushrooms are dry and browned, 5 to 10 minutes.
Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in wine, scraping up any browned bits and smoothing out any lumps; transfer to slow cooker.
Stir broth, carrots, soy sauce, and bay leaves into slow cooker. Nestle browned chicken with any accumulated juice into slow cooker. Cover and cook until chicken is tender, 4 to 6 hours on low.
Transfer chicken and vegetables to serving platter and tent loosely with aluminum foil. Let braising liquid settle for 5 minutes, then remove fat from surface using large spoon. Discard bay leaves. Stir in cream and tarragon and season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon 1 cup sauce over chicken and serve with remaining sauce.
1 3/4 cup diced carrots (3 medium)
1 3/4 cup diced yellow onion (1 large)
2 Tbsp olive oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
3 (28 oz) cans whole Roma tomatoes
1 (32 oz) carton vegetable broth
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish
2 bay leaves
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
16 oz refrigerated three cheese tortellini
3/4 cup heavy cream
Parmesan, shredded, for serving
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots and onion and saute 3 – 4 minutes, add garlic and saute 1 minute longer. Pour mixture into a 6 or 7 quart slow cooker along with tomatoes, vegetable broth, basil, bay leaves, sugar. Stir and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover slow cooker and cook on LOW 6 – 7 hours or HIGH 3 – 3 1/2 hours.
Remove bay leaves then puree mixture well with an emulsion blender (or carefully in small batches in a blender. If your slow cooker doesn’t keep all the moisture in well while cooking, you may need to add in 1/2 cup water or so at this point so the soup isn’t too thick). Stir in tortellini, cover and cook on HIGH heat 15 minutes longer (or until heated through). Reduce heat to warm, stir in heavy cream. Serve topped with parmesan cheese and fresh basil.