1Add garlic, mushrooms, onion and thyme to slow cooker. Add stock and potatoes. Place chicken and bacon on top, cover and cook on low for 6 hours (3 hours on high). Quickly place beans on top of the chicken and cook covered on low for 1 hour (30 minutes high). Remove meat and veg to serving dish. Add cream and stir through sauce. Check seasoning and pour over the chicken and veg and serve
Optional method with browning
1You may wish to brown chicken and bacon. If so brown chicken and bacon then place aside. Saute garlic, mushrooms and onion. Add thyme. Place this mix into slow cooker. Add 1/2 cup stock extra to frypan and boil for 3 minutes, reducing to 2 tbsp. Add to slow cooker with the stock then continue as above.
1You can use up to 6 chicken maryland pieces keeping the remainder of the recipe the same
2I add extra garlic when seasoning as I love garlic. If using fresh garlic use 3 cloves instead of 3 tsp