WW 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 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.
I combined everything in my slow cooker late yesterday afternoon and it was ready by dinnertime!
I liked that it called for picante sauce (affiliate link), something I always seem to have in the fridge.
If you want to kick-up the spiciness, use hot picante sauce (affiliate link)/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.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Spicy Szechuan Chicken with Broccoli?
Each generous serving of crock pot Szechuan chicken and broccoli has just 208 calories and:
3 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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Following Weight Watchers Freestyle Plan, this is now *0 Freestyle SmartPoints. Enjoy!
Are You Ready To Slow Cook Yourself Slim?
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
If you've made this Szechuan Chicken & Broccoli, please give the recipe a star rating below and leave a comment letting me know how you liked it.
Slow Cooker Szechuan Chicken & Broccoli Recipe
- 1-½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ½ cup picante sauce (I used medium salsa)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- ½ tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ 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
Recipe adapted from: Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook: 1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes (affiliate link) by Phyllis Good
*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.
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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When you put r tapioca
The dry instant tapioca goes in at the beginning with everything else. It just acts to help thicken the sauce without having to deal with a slurry of cornstarch and liquid at the end. Hope this helps!