Yes, fennel in chicken. As it cooks for a long period, the fennel loses its distinct flavor and blends into a more subdued taste, similar to celery. This convenient dish will be a breeze to make, yet feel like a real delicacy. There’s nothing like coming home on a cold winter day to a hearty meal that warms the body and soul. It’s even better when said meal cooks slowly in one pot, over many hours, and tastes delectable. Serve with a side of couscous for an easy, complete dinner, and only one pot to clean. Bliss.
Layer fennel and celery on the bottom of the insert of a slow cooker. Arrange chicken pieces on top.
In a small bowl, combine garlic, spices, and oil.
Rub mixture on the chicken, place bay leaves on top, and sprinkle with sliced onions. Pour broth around chicken and cook for at least 8 hours on low, or 3 to 4 hours on high.
Garnish with parsley before serving.
You can prep everything the night before and let it marinate overnight in the refrigerator. In the morning, place it in the slow-cooker right out of the fridge.