Skinny Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken

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This recipe for Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken requires ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. It’s a staple for a crazy weekday night but tastes like it should be for special occasions. It couldn’t be easier, just dump all the ingredients into your slow cooker before work, set it to low and come home to a house that smells heavenly!!!

Raise your hand if you love fresh herbs!! I know I absolutely do and they are a staple in the majority of my recipes. I love that they add some much depth of flavor to dishes without any added calories or fat!

Studies show that many different herbs and spices offer health benefits. Most of the evidence exists for cinnamon, chili peppers, turmeric, garlic, oregano, basil, thyme, and rosemary.

Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken includes the last four on that list! It is a super easy slow cooker meal that you could add to your weeknight rotation.

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Doesn’t that look too pretty to eat? Well if you could smell it, you wouldn’t care how pretty it is. You would just be like, “Get in my belly!!!” LOL:-) Chicken, tomatoes, onion, balsamic vinegar and fresh herbs…DONE!!  You could serve it over brown rice, quinoa, pasta or just have it straight up for a nice low-carb option. I served mine over brown rice and has a simple green salad to go along with it. The inspiration for the recipe came Skinny Ms, a blog that I frequent quite often. Check out her recipe for Skinny Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken. She has some great ideas for leftover like: balsamic chicken wraps.

Skinny Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • 2 14.5 oz can diced fire roasted tomatoes or 3 cups fresh tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves-pressed or finely chopped
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon each: fresh spicy oregano, basil, and rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon thyme
  • ground black pepper and salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Put a slow cooker liner in the slow cooker. If not using a slow cooker liner be sure to spray the base of the slow cooker well with a non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Add chicken breasts,put sliced onion on top of chicken then put in all the fresh herbs, salt, pepper and pressed garlic cloves. Pour in vinegar and top with tomatoes.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  4. Shred the chicken and serve over pasta, brown rice or quinoa.
  5. Serve with a simple green salad.

 

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What kind of recipes would you like to see more of here at Becky’s Best Bites? I would love your feedback and suggestions. I’m still pretty new at this so anything is helpful :-)

Becky:-)

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  • This sounds great! I love the idea of simple crockpot meals. More of those! Beautiful blog!

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