slow cooker tuesday – cheesy chicken & broccoli


Today’s Tuesday Slow Cooker meal comes once again from the Best of Prevention Slow Cooker Recipes cookbook. I love all things cheesy, however, we know how bad that can be for our waistline. My lifestyle is not a diet. It is just that: a lifestyle. I allow things in moderation. I am never saying ‘no’ to the things I love. Instead, I only allow a small amount of it. I make vegetables the majority of my plate at every meal.

 What is great about this recipe is it’s only 390 calories per serving, includes your grain, protein, and vegetables. Oh, and I cannot forget about the cheesy factor!

 Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli

The Best of Prevention Slow Cooker Recipes

 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast

2 tsp low-sodium chicken bouillon

1 can (10.75 oz) low-sodium cream of mushroom soup (I do cream of celery) 

1 cup long-grain rice (I use brown rice) 

1 cup shredded fat-free Cheddar cheese 

1/2 tsp onion salt

1/4 tsp garlic powder 

1 bag (10 oz) frozen broccoli, thawed (My bag was 16 oz)

 Combine all ingredients except for broccoli in 4-qt or larger slow cooker. Stir in 3 cups of water. Cook on low 4 to 5 hours or high 1 to 2 hours. Stir in broccoli and cook 1 more hour. (Or do what I did and steam the broccoli in the bag then stir it in. I did not have the hour to wait.)

 Another idea is to add (thawed) frozen bell peppers, spinach, or your other favorite veggies. 

Makes 6 servings. Per serving: 390 cal, 37 g pro, 46 g carb, 3 g fiber, 6 g fat, 1.5 g sat fat, 65 mg chol, and 590 mg sodium.

 Enjoy!

 Live. Life. Beautifully.

 Staci Patton

 P.S. If you have a favorite slow cooker recipe, I’d love to hear from you! You may email me at staciq@me.com. Also, if you have tried any of the recipes I have shared I would love to know what you think! Just title the email ‘Slow Cooker Tuesday.’

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