Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken

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  1. Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken

    ChickenMoroccan cuisine contains an exquisite combination of savory and sweet spices to create unique flavors. The result is often quite memorable, as in the case of this Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken. You’ll notice cinnamon in the ingredient list, not a typical spice to be included in a chicken dish, however the combination works beautifully.

    Vibrant fresh veggies like butternut squash, tomatoes and onions create a nutritious base on which to serve this tender, spiced chicken. Meals like this are the building blocks for creating a lean, fit body.

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    What You Need

    Serves 8

    • 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
    • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and cubed
    • 1 yellow onion, chopped
    • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
    • 1 cup chicken broth
    • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
    • ½ teaspoon sea salt
    • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 3 lbs bone-in, skinless chicken thighs
    • ½ cup pimento stuffed green olives, chopped
    • 1 Tablespoon fresh chives, minced


    1. In a slow cooker, combine the squash, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and broth. Season generously with salt and pepper.

    2. In a small bowl, combine the coriander, cumin, cinnamon, salt, and ground black pepper. Rub spice mixture all over chicken thighs; place chicken on top of vegetable mixture in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.

    3. Once cooked, remove the bones and shred the meat. Transfer the veggies with a slotted spoon to a serving platter and top with the shredded meat, chopped olives and minced chives. Enjoy!


    One serving equals: 268 calories, 10g fat, 9g carbohydrate, 3g sugar, 560mg sodium, 2g fiber, and 35g protein.

  2. Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

    Slow cooker recipes like this one are fantastic for two reasons. First, it’s a nearly effortless meal. Throw everything into the slow cooker in the morning, and then come home to a hot meal in the evening. Isn’t that pretty much like having a personal chef?Second, there’s a lot of flexibility in the ingredients you can use in a recipe like this. Don’t have butternut squash? Use pretty much any other type of winter squash or even sweet potato. Don’t have chicken thighs? Sub in beef or pork. No onions but have a bunch of bell peppers? Chop ’em up and throw ’em in!

    Planning ahead by making dinner in the slow cooker is a fantastic way to stay on track with your healthy eating plan.

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    What you need

    Serves 8

    • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
    • 3 bell peppers (any color), thinly sliced
    • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
    • 1 (4oz) can green chiles, chopped (I use mild!)
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes
    • 1 (16oz) jar green salsa
    • Large lettuce leaves
    • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped plus more for garnish
    • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
    • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
    • 2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 Tablespoon fajita seasoning
    • ½ teaspoon black pepper
    • Avocado, sliced


    1. Combine all of the ingredients, except the lettuce leaves and avocado, in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.
    2. Remove the chicken thighs, shred with a fork, and mix back in. Serve, using a slotted spoon, on the lettuce leaves. Garnish with sliced avocado, chopped cilantro and a sprinkle of fajita seasoning. Enjoy!


    One serving equals 202 calories, 6g fat, 589mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate, 5g fiber, and 20g protein.

  3. Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken

    Balsamic ChickenThere are many ways to prepare chicken breast. You could grill it, bake it, sauté it or fry it. Eat it cold or hot, spicy or mild. Season it generously or leave it plain. You could spend lots of time and effort, or barely any at all.

    This Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken tops my list of favorite ways to prepare chicken breast. It requires minimal time and effort and results in moist, tender, flavorful chicken that could compete with just about any fancy dish. All while providing superb nutrition to keep you fit, lean and in control of your health.

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    Servings: 12

    Here’s what you need

    • 3 yellow or red onions, quartered and sliced
    • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    • Sea salt and black pepper
    • 1 Tablespoon fresh Rosemary, minced
    • 1 Tablespoon fresh Thyme, minced
    • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
    • 1 Tablespoon fresh Oregano, minced
    • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    • ½ cup chicken broth
    • 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
    • 1 teaspoon liquid stevia
    • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
    • 1 Tablespoon fresh Parsley, minced for garnish


    1. Place the onions in the bottom of the slow cooker and top with the chicken. Season generously with salt and pepper.
    2. In a small bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, broth, stevia, both mustards, thyme, oregano, rosemary and red pepper flakes.
    3. Pour the mixture over the chicken and sprinkle with the garlic.
    4. Cover and cook on high, until it is tender, for 4-5 hours. Garnish with fresh parsley. Enjoy!

    Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken – Nutritional Analysis

    One serving equals: 130 calories, 2g fat, 4g carbohydrate, 1g sugar, 350mg sodium, 1g fiber, and 26g protein.

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(361) 857-5087