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5-Ingredient Chicken Recipes: Slow-Cooker Tomato-Balsamic Chicken, Spinach-Feta Stuffed Chicken

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Love chicken, but not long ingredient lists? You're so lucky... or should we say clucky? Each of these tasty new recipes has just five ingredients or less (not including basic spices, of course).

 
 
Hungry Girl's Mama Shelley's Slow-Cooker Chicken
Mama Shelley's Slow-Cooker Chicken

1/4th of recipe (about 1 3/4 cups): 270 calories, 4g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 663mg sodium, 21.5g carbs, 5g fiber, 12g sugars, 35.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6* -- SmartPoints® value 3*

Named for an HG staffer's mother-in-law (whose recipe we adapted), this home-style chicken is out of this world! Stewed tomatoes and balsamic vinegar are soooo good together...

Prep: 20 minutes 
Cook: 3 - 4 hours or 7 - 8 hours, plus 5 minutes

Ingredients: 

Two 14.5-oz. cans stewed tomatoes (not drained) 
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 
1 1/4 lb. raw boneless skinless chicken breasts 
1 1/2 cups green beans, trimmed 
6 cups roughly chopped spinach leaves 
Seasonings: garlic powder, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, black pepper 

Directions: 
In a slow cooker, combine tomatoes, vinegar, 2 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. oregano, and 1 tsp. basil. Mix until uniform. 

Season chicken with 1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper, and add to the slow cooker. 

Add green beans, and mix well. 

Cover and cook on high for 3 - 4 hours or on low for 7 - 8 hours, until chicken is cooked through and green beans are tender. 

Turn off slow cooker, and transfer chicken to a cutting board. Roughly chop, and return to the slow cooker. 

Stir in spinach, re-cover, and let sit for 5 minutes, or until spinach has wilted. 

MAKES 4 SERVINGS  

 
 
 
Hungry Girl's Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken
Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken

1/2 of recipe (1 stuffed chicken breast): 216 calories, 6.5g total fat (2g sat fat), 406mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0.5g fiber, <0.5g sugars, 35.5g protein – PointsPlus® value 5* -- SmartPoints® value 3*

This is kind of like spanakopita, but with chicken instead of dough... In other words, perfection.

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes

Ingredients:
2 cups roughly chopped spinach leaves
1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
1 tsp. chopped garlic
Two 5-oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets, pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
Seasonings: salt and black pepper

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8" X 8" baking pan with nonstick spray.

In a medium microwave-safe bowl, microwave spinach for 30 seconds, or until wilted. Blot away excess moisture. Add feta and garlic, and mix well.

Season chicken cutlets with 1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper. Evenly divide spinach-feta mixture between the centers of the cutlets.

Roll up each chicken cutlet over the mixture. If needed, secure with toothpicks. Place in the baking pan.

Cover pan with foil, and bake for 20 minutes.

Remove foil. Bake until chicken is cooked through, about 20 more minutes.

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

 
 
 
 

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