Healthy Creamy Crockpot Chicken (only four ingredients!)

Monday, November 17, 2014

This, everyone, this is a crowd pleaser. If you make this and someone doesn't like it I'd like to talk to them personally ;) The best part about it? There's only FOUR ingredients. Four!

You're going to need...


Ingredients (6 to 8 servings)
2 packets of zesty Italian seasoning (Good Seasons Brand... usually by the salad dressings!)
12 oz (1.5 packets) of 1/3 less fat Philadelphia cream cheese
4 cups of chopped broccoli crowns
4 chicken breasts

oh... and one cup of water :)

Directions
1. Place chicken breasts in slow cooker with one cup of water and the two packets of Italian seasoning.
2. Cooking time is really subjective to your slow cooker. I put my chicken breasts in frozen on high and they were done within four hours! If you want to throw it in in the morning because you're going to be gone all day you should be just fine putting it on low.
3. Once chicken is cooked, shred it with forks.
4. Chop up broccoli, put in crockpot. Put 1 and a half packets of Philadelphia cream cheese in at this time as well. Stir well until cream cheese mixes with chicken broth.
5. At this time I turn my crockpot up to high to get the broccoli to soften up quicker.
6. While broccoli is softening up, cook either your brown rice or quinoa. Whatever you want as the base!
7. Top brown rice/quinoa with creamy chicken... and let your taste buds awaken!


I tried to figure out calories for this meal... It's hard to do it with the chicken because each chicken breast will be a different amount of ounces. I always hesitate saying something is healthy when it has cream cheese in it... but it's 1/3 less fat... and the cream cheese, seasoning and broccoli comes out to 1,040 calories (for the WHOLE crockpot)... So let's realistically say it serves 6 people... making it 173 calories. Add 4 oz of chicken breast... 283 calories!

I can feel good about that!


My mom has used this recipe forever... Not entirely sure where she got it from! I've seen some similar recipes on pintrest... but they include cream of chicken soup and other stuff. This recipe is DELISH without it. And seriously... with that many ingredients?! So effortless! Just throw it in and enjoy!


Try it? Let me know how it turned out for you!

XOXO Britney

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4 comments :

  1. I just made this-it's delicious!

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  2. I made this tonight and it was great! Congrats on your pregnancy!

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  3. I just made this today and am eating right now. It is DELICIOUS. Thanks so much!!

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  4. This was great! I only did one packet of the seasoning since the sodium is astronomical, and only one packet of cream cheese (but used full fat), and it turned out really good! I eat lower carb, so I nixed the rice and used the full amount of food as 4 servings. Turned out to be 350cal, 28g protein, 21g fat (12 sat), 10 carbs, and 910mg sodium. Winner in my book!

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