WW Recipe of the Day: Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken Thighs
We really like chicken thighs cooked in the slow cooker. They turn out much more moist and tender than chicken breasts - like these low carb slow cooked balsamic chicken thighs.
The WW Points value is a little higher for chicken thighs, but I think it's worth it. Life is too short to eat dry, stringy chicken, which can happen easily if you cook chicken breasts too long in the slow cooker.
Needless to say, I'm always on the lookout for simple, delicious crock pot chicken thigh recipes.
This recipe for gluten-free Balsamic Chicken Thighs couldn't be simpler or more Weight Watchers friendly.
Just season your chicken well with your favorite spice blend (I like Montreal Chicken Seasoning) and pop them in the slow cooker. Then drizzle on balsamic vinegar and let them cook until tender.
If you want to pretty them up for serving, arrange the thighs on a platter and garnish with chopped fresh tomatoes and basil, creating a bruschetta effect.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Recipe?
According to my calculations, each serving has just 172 calories and:
4 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken Thighs
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 5 ounces each)
- 1 - 2 teaspoons Montreal Chicken Seasoning
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup fresh basil (for garnish if desired)
- ¼ cup fresh chopped tomatoes (for garnish if desired)
- Ideal slow cooker size: 1-½ to 2-Quart.
- Grease slow cooker.
- Season the chicken thighs all over with Montreal chicken seasoning or other seasoning of your choice.
- Place the chicken in the slow cooker and pour in the balsamic vinegar.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours or until the chicken thighs are tender when pierced with a fork.
- To serve, place on a platter, drizzle with juices from the crock pot. Sprinkle with chopped tomatoes and basil if desired.
*Points® calculated by WW. *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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Rocky Mountain Woman
That looks so comforting and filling...
Looks so yummy! I'm going to try it and add some onions and cherry peppers to the dish and serve with pasta.
Alisa, Love the idea of adding onions and cherry peppers and serving with pasta!
We loved this recipe. The chicken was so moist and flavorful!! AND sooo easy!!! It’s a new favorite at our house. Thanks Martha.
We love this meal!!!! So easy. So much flavor. Reminds us of adobo because of the vinegar!! We make the big pack of thighs then can freeze the extra for a later meal!!!