Healthy Recipes

Slow-Cooker Balsamic Chicken

Bust out the slow-cooker and beef-up this balsamic chicken breast.

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Balsamic Chicken
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Calories 226
Protein 35g
Fat 2g
Carbs 16g
Fiber 0gg
Sodium 503mg
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Let's face it, chicken breast is the oxygen of our lives. It's boring but we need it to keep functioning. Luckily, unlike oxygen, we don't have to live with the blandness. Enter this slow cooked balsamic chicken recipe. Throwing this well-spiced breast in the slow cooker and letting it do its thing will ensure tenderness and extreme flavor. Now your post-workout essential will be a go-to treat. 

Slow-Cooker Balsamic Chicken Servings: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes   |   Cook time: 180 minutes
You'll need
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 4 bone-in skin-on chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lbs)
  • 1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Directions 
1. In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, cornstarch, and garlic; set aside.
2. Season chicken with Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes (if using), salt, and pepper.
3. Place chicken in a 6-quart slow cooker. Pour balsamic vinegar mixture over chicken.
4. Cover and cook on high setting for 3 to 4 hours, until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center when sliced.
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