Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Goddess Chicken with Artichokes & Sun-Dried Tomatoes
CrockPot Artichoke Chicken was one of the first recipes I made way back during my Year of WW Friendly Slow Cooking Challenge back in 2013.
It was a huge hit with everyone.
This 4-Ingredient Skinny Slow Cooker Goddess Chicken with Artichokes and Sundried tomatoes is even easier and just as - or maybe even more - delicious.
The secret to the savory lusciousness of this simple crock pot chicken recipe is the Annie's Naturals Goddess Dressing (affiliate link), which has a delectable creamy tahini-lemon flavor.
Slow Cooker Goddess Chicken Recipe Notes
I started by turning an oven-based recipe into one for the slow cooker.
Then to save a ton of calories/points, I substituted Annie's Light Goddess Dressing (affiliate link), which has 50% less fat and 50% less calories than their regular Goddess. (If you can't find Annie's Light Goddess where you live, you might try another brand or substitute a light creamy Italian or Caesar dressing you like.)
Moist, tender and packed with flavor, everyone loved this easy dinner.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Chicken with Artichokes and Sun-Dried Tomatoes?
According to my calculations each serving has 218 calories and:
4 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
6 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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Skinny Slow Cooker Goddess Chicken Serving Suggestions:
To round out the meal, serve with low calorie mashed potatoes, couscous, white or brown rice or cauliflower rice (if you are watching your carbs) and your favorite green vegetable or a simple green salad.
If you like this Slow Cooker Goddess Chicken, be sure to check out some of my other Weight Watchers friendly slow cooker recipes including 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken, Easy 2-Ingredient Salsa Chicken, Slow Cooker Chicken Marbella, Crock Pot Artichoke Chicken and Slow Cooker Caribbean Jerk Chicken
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Slow Cooker 4-Ingredient Goddess Chicken with Artichokes & Sun Dried Tomatoes
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 can (14-ounces) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped into ½-inch pieces (I use the kind packed in brine or water, not oil)
- 3 ounces julienne-cut sun dried tomatoes (or cut sun dried tomatoes into strips) (To keep the points low be sure to chose those packed dry in plastic bags not the jarred ones in oil.)
- 1 cup Annie's Naturals Lite Goddess salad dressing (or use Light Creamy Italian or Ceasar dressing)
- Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
- Coat your slow cooker insert with non-stick spray.
- Place chicken in the slow cooker and top with chopped artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes.
- Pour the salad dressing over the the top of the chicken and vegetables.
- Cover and cook on LOW 4 to 6 hours, or until the chicken is tender.
To round out the meal, serve with low calorie mashed potatoes, couscous, white or brown rice or cauliflower rice (if you are watching your carbs) and your favorite green vegetable or a simple green salad. Serving size: 3 ounces chicken + ¼ cup sauce and vegetables Click here to see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site. 4 *SmartPoints (Green plan) 3 *SmartPoints (Blue plan) 2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan) 6 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Source: adapted for the slow cooker from this recipe at BakeSpace
*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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I made this ! It was very delicious ! I used a few roasted red peppers along with the sundried tomatoes and added a small can of mushrooms. I had no leftovers!
What to use instead of artichoke - hate em, especially from a can - ewww.
Roasted red bell pepper, perhaps?
Why be rude, Beth? Simply ask for substitute suggestions? I felt embarrassed for you when I read your remarks.
This looks so good! If I only use 1 lb of chicken should I use 1/2 cup of dressing or will the chicken dry out? I have found chicken breasts to be a little tricky for me in the slow cooker.
Hi Margaret. You are right. Chicken breasts can be tricky in the slow cooker. I think 1/2 cup of dressing with 1 pound of chicken should be fine but you may need less cooking time, depending on the size of your slow cooker. Hope this helps.
Thanks Martha, I appreciate your advice.
I made this for my husband over the weekend. It is absolutely fabulous. I hid the leftovers so I could take them for lunches throughout the week. I did not change a thing! The flavor is amazing. I do like the idea of mushrooms and roasted peppers....next time. Thank you Martha for all you do. Your recipes are amazing.
I bought sun dried tomatos dried ( I guess soak & slice, did not want in oil ( I'll add more veggies maybe & can i use chicken thighs ( boneless skinless ) thanks
Ps can I add peppercino peppers
Not red roasted
Hi Michelle, I don't see why not 🙂
Ummm... I'm an idiot and made this with the regular goddess dressing. Any thoughts on how many WW points I should mark down? Ugh.
Jody, You're not an idiot! The lite dressing has about half the fat and calories of the regular and it really depends on how much of the sauce you ate. I'd probably just tack on a couple of points. Hope this helps. Just remember that this dish, even with the regular dressing is a lot better for you than a burger and fries, lol. Hope this helps. - Martha
How would you change the recipe if you were preparing the dish in the oven?
Hi Devon, I haven't tried it in the oven. I think if you placed it in a pan as directed and then covered the pan with foil and baked at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes or until the chicken is done it should work. The time will depend on the thickness of your chicken. Hope this helps. Let me know if you try it.
Hi Martha! Thanks again for the advice on cooking this recipe in the oven. It turned out great! We cooked for about 45 minutes because our chicken was on the thick side, but it turned out moist and tender and SO delicious! Thanks for helping to inspire my family's weeknight meals! Cheers!
Hi Devon, Glad it worked for you and your family. This is one of my favorites!
Does this recipe require dry sun dried tomatoes or in oil? If I use dry do I need to presoak?
Hi Sandi, either kind will work. With the long slow cooking time you don't need to presoak the dry ones. ~Martha
I dislike sundried tomato’s. Any suggestions? Will this work?
So glad I found your site!!! Bought your "EBOOKs" (special price), and have tried many of your recipes already. There wasn't one that we didn't like.
I was anxious to try this one today, although we had to use regular dressing, (no low fat available). It was worth it! We really "LOVED"!!!! Hubby had 2 helpings, and asked me to put it on rotation......maybe every 2 weeks, yet!
Between you, and a few other sites, we are really enjoying having such wonderful tasting meals, and eating healthy!
Thank you for what you do!
Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know that my ebooks and recipes are working for you and your family! It pleases me more than you know! - Martha
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I am a wipdow, so cooking for only me. I would cut this in half for me, build the other 3 servings be frozen? It sounds yummy!
Wow, I don’t know where the typos came from - not what I put in!
Hi Jan, yes I think this would be fine to freeze. - Martha
I’m an artichoke heart fan so I thoroughly enjoyed this. I couldn’t find the Annie’s Goddess dressing so used a light creamy Italian.
Made this tonite with brown rice and a veggie salad...7 delicious SP's!!! This one goes in the make again recipe box?
I used my pressure cooker and lite Italian dressing. It is one of our favorite dishes and so incredibly easy. I do slightly brown the chicken in the pressure cooker prior to cooking it with the ingredients. It only takes 15 minutes to cook.
This was really easy to prepare but I was not too fond of it. My adult children thought it was good and we do have leftovers to try again. I’ll probably not make this again...MDH doesn’t eat red things in dishes. Poor guy he doesn’t know what he’s missing. But I do have soooo many new recipes from your website that I love. Thank you for all of these healthy recipes that are helping me loose weight.
I'm going to try this recipe this weekend. Looks yummy. The reciep does not say whether the artichokes are packed in water, or the sun dried tomatoes are packed dry (vs in oil). I'm assuming water and no oil for both. Please clarify the recipe. Thanks.
Recipe ingredients list updated!
Unbelievably delicious. And simple. The sauce is incredible!
So glad you liked it!!!
My husband and I both enjoyed this recipe. Very easy to make! I seasoned the chicken breasts with garlic and onion powder and pepper, just for a little added flavor, and added a can of drained mushrooms, as others suggested. I served it over brown rice, and added a sprinkle of parmesan cheese to the top of it! Very good!
Have you converted this for the instant pot? I'd love to try it!
Hi Sandra, no I haven't tried this in the instant pot. If you do would love to know how it turns out for you. ~Martha
Well it wasn't a complete fail but it didn't turn out great:) I browned the chicken and then I either didn't deglaze sufficiently or there wasn't enough liquid and I got the dreaded "burn" notice. So I had to open, deglaze, I added 1/2 cup of chicken broth and started over. It was good, and only a few burned pieces! Next time, I'll add chicken broth to begin with and hopefully I can find the light dressing, I used regular as the store was out of the lite version. I liked the flover profile so I will try it again!!! THANK YOU!!!
Thanks for taking the time to let me know! Instant Pot Cooking definitely takes some practice 🙂