Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day – Easy 4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli
(331 calories | *6 WW Freestyle SmartPoints)
I had several readers ask about using alfredo sauce instead, of marinara, in the Easy Slow Cooker Italian Chicken recipe. I thought it was a brilliant idea and decided to give it a try.
To bump up the nutrition further and make this 4-ingredient slow cooker chicken alfredo with broccoli a complete meal in a bowl, I added several cups of broccoli florets.
It was a hit!
Skinny on Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli
Using light alfredo sauce instead of regular saves a ton of fat and calories. I used the refrigerated kind, but jarred should be okay too. The sauce thinned out a lot during cooking but was fine once I tossed it with the pasta and broccoli.
According to my calculations each serving has 331 calories and *8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus.
Following Weight Watchers Freestyle Guidelines, this is now *6 Freestyle SmartPoints. Enjoy!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli Recipe
- 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 container (10 ounces) refrigerated light alfredo sauce (I used Buitoni)
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 2 cups (4 ounces) penne pasta
- Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 1-1/2- to 2-Quart.
- Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces and place in the slow cooker.
- Pour the jar of sauce over the chicken.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
- Cook the pasta according to the package instructions, adding the broccoli to the water during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain.
- Stir together the pasta and broccoli and chicken and alfredo. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Serve sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.
*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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