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

 

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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.

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