Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day - Crock Pot Artichoke Chicken
(195 calories | 4 4 4 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
I think this crock pot artichoke chicken is the best dinner I've made in the slow cooker so far that's both low carb and low fat.
It turned out so tender and flavorful. But, I'm partial to the ingredients: artichoke hearts, tomatoes, and Kalamata olives.
I cooked it in my Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System , which Mom surprised me with last Christmas. I'm very lucky to have such a generous mom!
Skinny on CrockPot Artichoke Chicken
The original crock pot artichoke chicken recipe called for boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I have trouble with breasts drying out in the slow cooker, unless I'm very, very careful. Which often I'm not.
We much prefer boneless, skinless thighs in the slow cooker. They stay moist and tender with less babysitting. And have more flavor.
They are a little more pricey in terms of Weight Watchers SmartPoints too.
I think it's worth it, but it's totally your call. (I've included the nutritional estimates for both.)
Three generations of eaters loved this dish. We four adults all gave it an enthusiastic thumbs up. Even my 2-½ year old grandbaby gobbled up the chicken without the sauce.
These are Weight Watchers size servings. It would be easy to eat two servings of this crock pot artichoke chicken because it is so delicious.
Not such a bad thing since the points are pretty low.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Crock Pot Chicken?
According to my calculations, each serving made with chicken thighs has 195 calories and:
4 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
You can also use chicken breasts in this recipe and save 3 Points. I prefer chicken thighs because they are less likely to dry out.
If you decide to use chicken breasts to make this Artichoke Chicken, be sure to keep an eye on it while it's cooking—and adjust your cook time accordingly—to prevent the breasts from drying out.
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving 1 breast and ¾ cup artichoke mixture: 165 calories, 3g fat, 8g carbs, 3g fiber, 25g protein and *4 WW PointsPlus, *1 WW SmartPoint.
And if you skip the olives, I think this works for Simply Filling. I will definitely be making this again. Enjoy!
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Crock Pot Artichoke Chicken Recipe
- 1-½ pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts - I used thighs (Each piece of chicken should be about 4 ounces each.)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice
- 1 can (14 ounces) quartered artichoke hearts, drained
- ½ cup chopped onion
- ½ cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
- 1 cup non-fat chicken broth
- ¼ cup dry white wine
- 1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Ideal slow cooker size: 6-Quart.
- Coat the ceramic insert of your slow cooker with cooking spray. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and place the chicken in the slow cooker.
- In a medium size bowl, mix together the tomatoes, artichoke hearts, onion, olives, broth, wine, tapioca, parsley, basil and thyme. Pour mixture over the chicken.
- Cover and cook on LOW, 4 to 6 hours or until fork tender. (Mine were fork tender at 4 hours so I switched the ninja to warm for several hours till dinner.)
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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