Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Breast Recipe

Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Breast Recipe is an easy and delicious dish to make but packed with such an amazing flavor. Juicy, crockpot chicken breast served with broccoli and rice is my favorite HEALTHY and family approved DINNER recipe.

 

Slow Cooker Chicken Breast

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts are great for the MEAL PREP for the week. Staying incredibly moist and flavorful, these chicken breasts can be served as the main course, or shredded and used for another recipe. Try it for these: Cheese Chicken Enchilada Casserole, Chicken Parmesan Casserole , Chicken Alfredo Bake or BBQ chicken Roll Ups. However, having delicious, flavorful cooked chicken on hand is always helpful.

When I find delicious, easy and healthy chicken breast recipe, it immediately becomes my go-to weeknight dinner staple, like this Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Breast Recipe. Chicken is on our dinner many at least a few times a week. However, chicken breast is my family favorites.

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Cut piece of Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Breast on a plate with rice.

Healthy Chicken Breast Recipe

You can prepare chicken breasts on so many ways. But slow cooker chicken beast is always the best. In a crockpot, chicken is slow cooked to perfection. It stays tender and soft, never dries out and keeps all the flavors.

And not forget the most important thing, it’s really healthy! For this Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Breast Recipe, you don’t need oil at all. The key is to use skin on chicken breast for this recipe. The skin adds flavor and the fat helps keep the meat tender while it cooks.

After all, healthy chicken breast recipe is much better choice for your family, than fried chicken, but it has amazing flavor, too. This time I used a bone-in skin on chicken breast split in halves. Fist, I rub it with the mixture of chili powder, paprika, garlic powder salt and freshly ground black pepper. Then, I arrange a single layer of sliced red onion in my slow cooker and place chicken breasts on top. Red onion gives aromatic base and prevent the chicken from sticking to the bottom of the dish.

Three steps preparation of Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Breast

How long do you cook chicken in the crock pot?

Cook until the chicken is tender and reach an internal temperature of 165°F. Cooking time depending on size and type of chicken breast you use and the brand of your slow cooker. For smaller boneless, skinless chicken breasts, it takes about 4 to 5 hours on low, or 2 to 3 hours on high.

But for bone-in skin on chicken breasts (weight more than 1 pound each, before splitting in half), it takes about 7-8 hours on low heat or high for 3 1/2 -4 hours. Just make sure to reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. That way you’ll get delicious, fall of the bone chicken breasts, that stays moist and tender keeping all the juiciness and flavors.

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Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Breast Recipe is an easy and delicious dish to make but packed with such an amazing flavor.

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Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Breast Recipe

Author: Vera Z.Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 4 hoursTotal Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Description

Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Breast Recipe is an easy and delicious dish to make but packed with such an amazing flavor. Staying incredibly moist and flavorful, these chicken breasts can be served as the main course, or shredded and used for another recipe.

Ingredients2 red onion-sliced2 bone-in skin on chicken breasts split in halves1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder2 teaspoons chilli powder2 teaspoons paprikaSalt and freshly ground black pepper-to taste
InstructionsArrange sliced red onion in the single layer to cover the bottom of your slow cooker.In a small bowl stir together chilli, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Rub the chicken breasts generously and place on top of the onion.Cover and cook 3 ½ to 4 hours on high or until the chicken is tender and reach an internal temperature of 165°F.Drizzle with the liquid from the bottom of the slow cooker before serving.
Notes

Don’t use skinless breasts here, because the skin adds flavor and the fat helps keep the meat tender while it cooks.

Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Breast Recipe - juicy, crockpot chicken breast served with broccoli and rice is my favorite HEALTHY and family approved DINNER recipe.

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