Balsamic Pork & Apples in Crockpot

It’s that time year and autumn is officially here.  Apples are in full season by the bushels and they are a great addition to any pork dish.  And, I love using the crockpot.  It takes less than 5 minutes to prep and your meal is ready when you get home from work or when you are finished with your daily chores. I have to admit this recipe I threw together was absolutely delish!!!

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 4 Boneless loin pork chops
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1-2 Tbsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 large apple

DIRECTIONS:

In crockpot, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and garlic on high for a few minutes. Place pork chops in crockpot and season with black pepper, allspice and basil. Pour the balsamic vinegar over the pork. Cook on high for 4-8 hours until done. An hour before done place sliced apples on top.

NUTRITION INFO per 1 Pork Chop

  • 189 Calories
  • 7 g Fat
  • 1.7 g Sat Fat
  • 4.1 g MUFA
  • 53 mg Cholesterol
  • 12 g Carbohydrate
  • 1 g Fiber
  • 18 g Protein
  • 50 mg Sodium

 

Skinny CrockPot Creamy Salsa Chicken

If you’re busy like I am, let the crock pot do the cooking.  This recipe only requires 3 ingredients and your family will think you spent the day in the kitchen.

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, thawed
  • 1-8oz. package of fat-free cream cheese, softened, cut in cubes
  • 1-16 oz. jar of chunky salsa

DIRECTIONS:

Place thawed chicken breast in crock-pot. Place cubed cream cheese on top and cover with salsa. Cook on low for 4 hours or until chicken is cooked through.  Makes 4 servings.

NUTRITION INFO:

1 Serving = 1 Chicken breast with sauce

  • 198 Calories
  • 2 g Fat
  • 67 mg Cholesterol
  • 12 g Carbohydrate
  • 3 g Fiber
  • 32 g Protein

Skinny Chinese Chicken in Crockpot

Here’s a healthy dinner that will help you feel full and lose weight.  Each chicken breast is only 145 calories.  Serve with veggies.

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 4-40z chicken breast
  • 1/8 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

DIRECTIONS:

Place chicken breast in crockpot.  Mix all of the remaining ingredients together in a bowl and pour over chicken,  Cook on low 4 to 6 hours.

Skinny Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 6 Boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

DIRECTIONS:

Drizzle oil on bottom of crockpot.  Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes.  Place chicken on top.  Meanwhile, blend brown sugar, teriyaki and soy sauce together; pour over top chicken.  Cook on high for 2 hours.  Makes 6 servings.  Serve with brown rice and green beans for a healthy meal plan.

NUTRITION INFO (PER SERVING):

174 Calories, 4 gm fat, 68 mg cholesterol, 504 mg sodium, 5 gm carbohydrate, 28 gm protein

Crockpot Balsamic Chicken

This recipe got raves! Plus it’s only 5 ingredients!  As they say, “fix it and forget it”!

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 6 Boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon dry basil
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 Cup balsamic vinegar

DIRECTIONS:

Season the chicken with basil; set aside.  Meanwhile, drizzle olive oil in bottom of crockpot and stir in garlic.  Arrange chicken in crockpot and pour balsamic vinegar over the chicken.  Cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-6 hours.  Makes 6 servings.

NUTRITION INFO:  (per serving)

170 Calories, 4 gm Fat, 68 mg Cholesterol, 82 mg Sodium, 4 gm Carbohydrate, 27 gm Protein

 

 

 

Skinny Pulled Chicken in the Crock Pot Recipe & Only 2 Ingredients

This recipe is super simple and only 2 ingredients.  Moreover, it tastes amazing.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 4 breasts)
  • 1 bottle honey barbeque sauce

WHAT TO DO:

Place chicken breasts in crock pot and pour barbeque sauce over top.  That’s it!  Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.  Take a fork a shred the chicken.

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NUTRITION INFO:

  • 157 Calories
  • 1 gm fat
  • 34 mg cholesterol
  • 724 mg sodium
  • 22 gm carbohydrate
  • 14 gm protein

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Skinny Hawaiian Crockpot Chicken

I am always trying new recipes that are quick, simple, and healthy that the entire family will enjoy.  I came up with this version of Hawaiian Chicken and the best part is you can ” fix it and forget it”.

You only need 5 Ingredients!

  • 4-6 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup honey barbeque sauce
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple with juice
  • chili powder
  • ground ginger

Preparation:

Pour barbeque sauce in bottom of the crock pot. Place chicken breast on top of sauce; season with chili powder and ground ginger and cover with crushed pineapple. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

Nutrition Analysis:  1 serving is 1 chicken breast

  • 254 calories, 2 gm fat, 28 gm protein, 30 gm carb, 2 gm fiber

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Skinny Crockpot Italian Chicken

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Here’s another crockpot favorite recipe of mine!

What you need:

4-6 Chicken Breast
2 cans Italian diced tomatoes
1 small can tomato paste
Italian seasoning (oregano, basil, parsley, garlic powder)
1 can white beans
What to do:

Place chicken in crock pot. Mix all ingredients and pour over chicken.  Cook on high for 4-6 hours.  Serve over pasta if desired and add a salad to complete your meal.  Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Analysis:  250 calories, 2 gm fat, 34 gm pro, 24 gm carb, 5 gm fiber per serving.

Skinny Crockpot Mexican Chicken

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Crockpot cooking is great for putting together a great home cooked meal in a hurry.  I take full advantage of using the crockpot when I am crunched for time.  It’s easy and convenient.  Just throw all the ingredients in and and turn on the crockpot in the morning.  The meal  is ready when you return home for dinner.

This Mexican Chicken is one of my favorites.  You can serve with rice and a salad or some tortilla chips.

What you need:

4 Chicken Breast
1 large can diced tomatoes
1 small jar salsa
1 package taco seasoning
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn, drained
What to do:
Place chicken in crock pot. Mix all ingredients and pour over chicken.  Cook on high for 6 hours, take lid off last 2 hours to thicken the sauce.  Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Analysis: 304 calories, 2g fat, 35g pro, 9g fiber per serving