Healthy Slow-Cooker Teriyaki Chicken + 5 Meal Ideas
1/6th of recipe (about 3/4 cup): 191 calories, 3g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 465mg sodium, 13g carbs, 1g fiber, 9g sugars, 26g protein
Cook: 3 - 4 hours or 7 - 8 hours
One 8-oz. can crushed pineapple in juice (not drained)
1 tbsp. chopped garlic
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 1/2 lbs. raw boneless skinless chicken breast
1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper
1 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup thick teriyaki sauce or marinade, or more for topping
Optional toppings: chopped scallions, sesame seeds
In a slow cooker, combine pineapple, garlic, ginger, and 1/4 cup water. Mix well.
Season chicken with salt and pepper, and add to slow cooker. Evenly top with onion.
Cover and cook on high for 3 - 4 hours or on low for 7 - 8 hours, until chicken is fully cooked.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer the contents of the slow cooker to a large bowl. (Discard the remaining liquid.)
Shred chicken with two forks. Add teriyaki, and mix well.
MAKES 6 SERVINGS
5 Ways to Enjoy It…SmartPoints® values*: 4 on Green Plan, 2 on Blue Plan, 2 on Purple Plan)
In Lettuce Cups: Evenly distribute 1 serving of the chicken among 3 large iceberg or butter lettuce leaves. (201 calories, SmartPoints® values*: 4 on Green Plan, 2 on Blue Plan, 2 on Purple Plan)
On an English Muffin with Pineapple: Split a light English muffin, and lightly toast. Top with 1 serving of the chicken. Top each half with a pineapple ring. (353 calories, SmartPoints® values*: 7 on Green Plan, 5 on Blue Plan, 5 on Purple Plan)
In a Cooked Bell Pepper: Cut off the top of a red bell pepper, and remove seeds and stem. Cook at 350 degrees until soft, 20 - 30 minutes. Fill with 1 serving of the chicken. (234 calories, SmartPoints® values*: 4 on Green Plan, 2 on Blue Plan, 2 on Purple Plan)
Over Stir-Fry Veggies: Heat 2 cups frozen stir-fry veggies in a skillet or microwave. Top or toss with 1 serving of the chicken. (267 calories, SmartPoints® values*: 4 on Green Plan, 2 on Blue Plan, 2 on Purple Plan)
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