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5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Balsamic Chicken

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5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Balsamic Chicken
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 4 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 6
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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.
Updated Sep 20, 2016

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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    A side of fresh green beans or asparagus would be a nice addition to this meal.
  • tip 2
    Balsamic vinaigrettes may vary, depending on the brand.

Nutrition Information

340 Calories, 18g Total Fat, 39g Protein, 4g Total Carbohydrate, 1g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
170
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
180mg
60%
Sodium
670mg
28%
Potassium
380mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
39g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
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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