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Slow-Cooker Stuffed Chicken

Time to set it and forget it! Slow-Cooker Sunday! Today’s easy meal prep is a play on fancy shmancy Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast! This dish is very versatile because you can have it on a Workout day with carbs OR you can serve it over a salad or veggies on a Rest Day!

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 boneless chicken breasts,
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves,
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth,
  • 1-2 tbsp Italian seasoning or your favorite herbs and spices,
  • sea salt and pepper to taste,
  • 1 (15oz) carton/can diced tomatoes,
  • 1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese or can swap for cheese like feta or goat,
  • 1 bag of fresh spinach

Directions:

1. If desired, quickly tenderize chicken, making sure to not pound it too thin. Using a sharp knife, make a deep cut in the center of one side of each chicken breast, being very careful not to cut through to the top or the bottom – this will cause the stuffing to go everywhere, and if it happens, you may want to consider not stuffing it with cheese (you can always add some on top). Season the chicken on both sides with the salt and pepper.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Add spinach and garlic, cooking until spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup parmesan or your cheese of choice to the cooked spinach OR you can directly stuff it into the Breast , pressing it as far back as it will go (you can do this while spinach is cooking).

3. I added 1-2 slices (or more) of roasted red pepper that I sautéed earlier, then add equal amounts of spinach into each piece of chicken.

4. Turn the heat on the skillet to medium-high and add olive oil. When it’s hot, gently place each chicken breast (top side down first is easiest) in the skillet and sear for 2-3 minutes per side. You can skip this part and just add the chicken to the crockpot without searing, but this will make it very flavorful and tender.

5. Add 1/2 cup of low chicken broth to slow cooker then add chicken with the stuffed side facing up.

7. Finally, add the canned tomatoes along with your favorite Italian spices and the rest of your cheese! Cook on low for 2-3 hours and Enjoy!

4u fitness slow cooker stuffed chicken and basmati rice

Macros per 1 chicken breast (may vary depending on size of breast): 45 grams Protein / 4 grams Carbs / 7 grams Fat ~ 260 calories

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