Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day – Slow Cooker Szechuan Chicken and Broccoli
Are you looking for a way to satisfy a Chinese food craving that will work with Weight Watchers Simply Filling Technique?
Look no further than this slow cooker Szechuan Chicken and Broccoli.
In addition to being tasty, this slow cooker Szechuan chicken is really easy to toss together, calls for basic ingredients, and is ready in just a few hours.
The Skinny on Slow Cooker Szechuan Chicken & Broccoli
I combined everything in my slow cooker late yesterday afternoon and it was ready by dinnertime!
I liked that it called for picante sauce, something I always seem to have in the fridge.
If you want to kick-up the spiciness, use hot picante sauce/salsa and add a few red hot pepper flakes.
I served it on brown rice to keep it Simply Filling. Rod and I both thought it was good.
Each generous serving of slow cooker Szechuan chicken and broccoli has just 208 calories and *5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *3 SmartPoints and works with Weight Watchers Simply Filling.
Following Weight Watchers Freestyle Plan, this is now *0 Freestyle SmartPoints.
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If you like this simple slow cooked Szechuan Chicken and Broccoli, be sure to check out my other Weight Watchers Friendly recipes including Crock Pot Salmon with Asian-Style Veggies, Easy Slow Cooker Shrimp Curry, Slow Cooker Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, Caribbean Pepper Pot Soup, Crock Pot Artichoke Chicken and Crock Pot Pineapple Pork
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Easy, healthy and delicious, this slow cooker Szechuan chicken and broccoli is a great Weight Watchers Simply Filling way to satisfy a craving for Chinese food.
- 1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup picante sauce (I used medium salsa)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger (I used 1 teaspoon jarred ginger instead)
- 3 cups chopped broccoli florets
- 1 medium red pepper, cut into pieces
Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
Grease your slow cooker with nonstick spray.
- Place the chicken in the slow cooker.
- Season the chicken to taste with salt and pepper or your favorite seasoning. (I used Jane's crazy mixed-up salt.)
- Place the remaining ingredients in the slow cooker and toss/stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 to 3 hours or on LOW for 3 to 4 hours, stirring until the chicken is done and vegetables are crisp-tender.
- Season to taste with additional salt, pepper and soy sauce.
- Serve with brown rice and additional soy sauce, if desired
Make this Szechuan chicken and broccoli spicier by using hot picante sauce or hot salsa and adding a few hot red pepper flakes.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *5
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *3
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *0
WW Simply Filling
Recipe adapted from: Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook: 1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes by Phyllis Good
*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 Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like slow cooker Szechuan Chicken and Broccoli you might also like:
- Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli (Simply Filling)
- Slow Cooker Chicken Rice and Broccoli
- Skinny Pasta with Broccoli and Chicken
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