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5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Balsamic Chicken

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 4 hr 15 min total time
  • 5 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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This slow-cooker balsamic chicken is a perfect recipe for a hot summer day. Serve with your favorite fresh summer vegetable, and you have a wonderful meal.

Ingredients

2 1/2
lb boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 12)
1 1/4
cups balsamic vinaigrette dressing
1
teaspoon chopped fresh garlic
1/2
cup grape tomatoes, quartered
1/4
cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped

Steps

  • 1 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken thighs in slow cooker, layering if necessary. Top with 1/2 cup of the dressing, and sprinkle with garlic; refrigerate remaining dressing for later. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 4 to 4 1/2 hours or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).
  • 2 Remove chicken to rimmed serving dish, and discard cooking liquid. To serve, drizzle remaining 3/4 cup dressing over chicken; top with tomatoes and basil.
  • 1 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken thighs in slow cooker, layering if necessary. Top with 1/2 cup of the dressing, and sprinkle with garlic; refrigerate remaining dressing for later. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 4 to 4 1/2 hours or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).
  • 2 Remove chicken to rimmed serving dish, and discard cooking liquid. To serve, drizzle remaining 3/4 cup dressing over chicken; top with tomatoes and basil.

Expert Tips

A side of fresh green beans or asparagus would be a nice addition to this meal.

Balsamic vinaigrettes may vary, depending on the brand.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
265.8
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10.2g
16%
Saturated Fat
2.4g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
177.7mg
59%
Sodium
792.1mg
33%
Total Carbohydrate
10.3g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0.3g
1%
Sugars
3.0g
Protein
37.4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
6.30%
6%
Calcium
2.20%
2%
Iron
9.70%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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