Sunday, October 14, 2012

Crockpot Balsamic Chicken

Sweet, spicy, and crunchy. Yum.

I think this recipe tastes best over something crunchy, like Triscuits!

Not only is this delicious dinner easy to make, it's also extremely affordable. The entire recipe was only $7.66! Who wouldn't love a meal that you throw in a crockpot and leave on your merry way for 5 hours?

I stumbled upon this recipe on Pinterest. I'm in love addicted to that site. I can't get enough of it! I put my own little healthy spin on it by adding some extra veggies and using no salt added diced tomatoes.

Muy delicioso!

Crockpot Balsamic Chicken
2-3 frozen chicken breasts
1 Tbsp EVOO
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 14.5oz can no salt added diced tomatoes
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 Splenda packet
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 small onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 small red pepper, chopped
1 12oz bag of frozen veggies (I used a bag that contained carrots, corn, green beans, and peas)
1 bag broccoli slaw
Crushed red pepper

The ingredients!

-Place frozen chicken in crockpot that's lined with slow cooker liners.
-Drizzle EVOO over chicken.
-Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
-Evenly distribute chopped up peppers, onions, and frozen veggies over chicken.
-In a separate bowl mix together diced tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, Splenda, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and minced garlic. Stir and pour over chicken.
-Cook on low for 4.5 hours.
-Shred chicken with 2 forks and cook for 30 minutes longer.
-Meanwhile, steam broccoli slaw in the microwave for 5 minutes. Add to crockpot right before serving.
-Serve over reduced fat Triscuits, a bed of brown rice, or noodles!
-Sprinkle crushed red pepper over appetizer before consumption!

A spicy chicken Asian slaw!

This recipe is definitely a keeper. I recommend bringing this as an appetizer to a party. Right before serving, top reduced fat Triscuits with a spoonful of this dish. It's also perfect for a crisp Autumn day like today!

Question of the Day

What's your favorite part about Autumn?

Other than the trees turning into beautiful shades of reds, oranges, and yellows, I love caramel apples! It's never an Autumn without one!

Caramel apples covered in nuts!

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