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Slow Cooker Italian Chicken



Ingredients

  • 4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 5 medium tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 T. garlic, minced

  • 2 T. tomato paste

  • 2 T. olive oil

  • 1 T. honey

  • 2 T. Italian Seasoning

  • 1 T. red pepper flakes (optional)

  • 1 tsp. sea salt

  • 1 tsp. black pepper

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients (except chicken) together and mix for about 30 seconds until ingredients are mixed well.

  2. Place chicken breasts and sauce in crock; cover and Crock on LOW heat for 7 hours or HIGH 3.5 hours.

  3. Shred chicken with 2 forks. Let chicken absorb sauce and crock for another 30 mins. to 1 hour on LOW.

  4. Eat alone or with your favorite pasta, quinoa, or couscous.

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Slow Clooker Lemon Garlic Chicken

 Ingredients:
·         1 tsp dried oregano
·         ¼ tsp salt
·         ¼ tsp black pepper
·         2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken
Breast halves
·         1 Tbsp canola oil
·         ¼ cup water
·         3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
·         2 tsp low-sodium chicken broth powder
or bouillon granules
·         1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped fresh
Directions:
1.   In small bowl, mix oregano, salt, and black pepper together.  If desired, you can substitute lemon pepper for the pepper.  Use ½ tsp of the lemon pepper, increase water by a tablespoon and subtract 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. 
2.   Spread spices evenly over the chicken pieces.
3.   Add canola oil to a large, nonstick skillet and start heating over medium heat.  When hot, add chicken pieces and brown on both sides (about 3 minutes per side).
4.   Place chicken pieces in slow cooker.  Add water, lemon juice, garlic, and chicken broth powder to the skillet.  Bring the mixture to a gently boil.  Pour the lemon juice over the chicken in the slow cooker and cover with lid.
5.   Cook on high for 3 hours or low for about 6 hours.  Sprinkle the parsley on top of the chicken about 15-30 minutes before the end of the cooking time.
6.   Serve with pasta or steamed rice.
Nutritional Information:
Makes 6 servings

Nutrition per serving: Calories: 213; Total fat: 6.7g; Cholesterol: 97mg; Carbohydrates: 1g; Sodium: 191mg; Protein: 36g

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