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Weight Watchers Crock Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken



Weight Watchers Lemon Garlic Chicken in the Slow Cooker

This is an easy and healthy dinner with 2 WW Freestyle Points. 4 Smart Points, and 192 calories.

Low calorie, low fat, big flavor!

Slow Cooker recipes are perfect for a busy weeknight, or for a weekend meal. You only need a few minutes to get the meal started, and then the slow cooker does all of the work. Cleanup is also a breeze!

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Tips and Tricks

Seasoning the Chicken

For a more intense flavor, let the seasoned chicken sit for at least 15 minutes before browning. This allows the spices to penetrate the meat better.

Browning the Chicken

Make sure the butter is fully melted and the skillet is hot before adding the chicken. This helps to achieve a nice brown crust which adds depth to the flavor of the dish.

Deglazing the Skillet

After removing the chicken from the skillet, use a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom when adding the lemon juice, chicken bouillon, water, and garlic. These bits add a lot of flavor to the sauce.

Adjusting Cook Time

If you’re in a hurry, you can cook the chicken on the high setting of the Crock-Pot for 3 hours. However, cooking on low for 6 hours tends to yield more tender and flavorful results.

Adding Vegetables

For a more complete meal, you can add vegetables like baby potatoes, carrots, or green beans to the Crock-Pot. Add them at the same time as the chicken to cook them through.

Thickening the Sauce

If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can remove the chicken from the Crock-Pot once cooked, and transfer the sauce to a saucepan. Simmer it on the stove until it reduces and thickens, then pour it back over the chicken before serving.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the lemon garlic chicken with a side of rice, quinoa, or mashed potatoes to soak up the flavorful sauce. A fresh green salad or steamed vegetables also make a great accompaniment.

Storing Leftovers

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat gently in the microwave or on the stove, adding a splash of water or broth if needed to maintain the sauce consistency.

Freezing

This dish freezes well. Allow the chicken and sauce to cool completely before transferring to a freezer-safe container. It can be frozen for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

Don’t have a Slow Cooker? This is the one we use, and recommend!

Crock-Pot Large 8 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker with Auto Warm Setting and Cookbook


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Chicken on a plate

Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken

Nesting Lane
A healthy, low calorie, low fat dinner with 192 calories, 2 WW Freestyle Points and 4 Smart Points.
4.84 from 6 votes
Total Time 3 hours 28 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • In a small mixing bowl, mix in pepper, salt, and oregano. Rub dry mixture into all sides of chicken.
  • In skillet on medium heat, melt butter, then add chicken and brown. Approx 4 minutes per side. Put chicken in Crock pot.
  • Put lemon juice, chicken bouillon, water, and garlic in the skillet. Mix, bring to a boil. Pour into Crock pot over chicken.
  • Turn Crock pot to low setting and cover & cook for approx 6 hours. You can also cook it on high for 3 hours if you wish.

Notes

MyWW Points: 2 Blue Plan and 4 Green Plan
2 WW Freestyle Points and 4 Smart Points

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 1.3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3.3gCholesterol: 88.2mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.3g
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