Quick & Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of Fruits and Veggies More Matters.

Makes 6 servings 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 lbs bone-in chicken breasts, skinless
  • 2 tsp garam masala (Indian seasoning)
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 1/4 lbs small red potatoes
  • 3/4 cup pearl onions
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 3/4 cups (6 oz) chicken broth, low-sodium
  • 8 oz mushrooms
  • 1 cup garbanzo beans, low-sodium, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Fresh thyme, chopped (optional)

Directions:

  1. Combine garam masala, garlic salt, and pepper on a dinner plate. Spoon flour on to second dinner plate. Coat each chicken breast with mixture and then dredge well in flour.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet. Add chicken and cook over medium-high heat until chicken is golden brown on both sides (approx. 3-4 minutes per side). Cook chicken in two batches if necessary so as not to crowd the pan. 
  3. Place chicken in large slow cooker and add remaining ingredients except for fresh thyme. Cover slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. 
  4. Sprinkle with fresh thyme before serving, if desired.  

Nutrition Information (per serving)*:
370 calories, 6 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 70 mg cholesterol, 280 mg sodium,
47 g carbohydrates, 6 g fiber, 13 g sugar, 33 g protein, 2 cups fruit/vegetables.

* Recipe and nutrition information may vary by products (and/or brands) used.

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