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Tuesday Cook Off ~ Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken

With it being back to school and everyone trying to get back on schedule, I thought I would feature a simple but delicious easy dinner.   I don’t know about your house but our house takes a couple of weeks to get back into the swing of things once school starts.   Getting back into a routine is important but my boys fight me tooth and nail.   My youngest hates that his bedtime is 8:15 again.   My oldest is a teenager but my husband and I like for him to be in bed and watching TV by 9 pm.   We know that after a long day of school it doesn’t take him long to fall asleep.   Of course my husband always sets my sons TV timer so it does not stay on all night.  Yes, by this time the grown ups are in bed too 🙂

If your house is like ours after school its homework, homework and more homework.  Plus, factor in errands and after school activities.   I feel like I am in my car from 3 pm to at least 5:30 most days.   This is way cooking dinner in the crock-pot is a busy moms dream.

I actually found this recipe on Facebook and loved that it was low in calories.   I am always looking for new ways to cook chicken because BBQ can get old quick!    This recipe was so simple and it was delicious.   I served it with Roasted Garlic Quinoa and steamed broccoli.   Everyone in the house loved the chicken!!


1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons dried minced onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 24 ounces) or breasts
sprinkle of fresh chopped parsley

Combine the first five dry spices in a small bowl and spread over chicken on both sides. Set aside. Pour olive oil and garlic on the bottom of the crock pot. Place chicken on top. Pour balsamic vinegar over the chicken. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Sprinkle with fresh parsley on top to serve.   Note:  I did double the first five dry spices to cover the chicken.   Which I think really helped with the favor.

Nutrition Info:

Servings: 8* Calories per serving: 133* Fat: 5g* Cholesterol: 70mg* Sodium: 222mg* Carbs: 4g* Fiber: 0g* Sugars: 3g* Protein: 17g* Points+: 6*

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