Main Dishes

Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken with Kalamata Olives and Penne

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I have another crock pot gem for you today! This one is great because it is full of flavor and easy to put together. I love the sweet and sour element that balsamic vinegar brings to this dish. It really is the star of the show! The addition of kalamata olives just before serving adds a great salty element too! Let it simmer all day, cook up your favorite pasta and dinner is done!

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2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 t. salt
1/2 t. black pepper
1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
2 t. Italian seasoning
1 lb. penne pasta (or pasta of your choice)
12 kalamata olives, halved
6 T. Parmesan cheese, grated
Place the chicken in a 6 qt. crock pot that has been sprayed with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. Layer the onion and garlic evenly over the chicken. Pour in the diced tomatoes, tomato...
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Nutritions

Calories
404

Sodium
1875mg
78% DV

Fat
24g
38% DV

Protein
17g
35% DV

Carbs
28g
9% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV

Comfort food at its best! The ultimate Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole with Rice is made from scratch with simple, wholesome ingredients. The flavorful rice, vegetables, and chicken come together in a creamy sauce with a buttery Ritz cracker topping. Add a salad and corn muffins or biscuits for a hearty, family-friendly dinner any night of the week!

3/4 c salted butter
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1/2 c all purpose flour
3 c low sodium chicken broth
12 oz cream cheese
2 t fresh thyme
1 t fresh rosemary
1 T Dijon mustard
1 1/2 t kosher salt
1/2 t black pepper
4 c cooked shredded chicken
4 c cooked long grain white rice
4 c frozen baby broccoli florets
2 c coarsely crushed Ritz crackers ( mixed with 2 T melted butter )
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  • Preheat oven to 350° F . Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish; set aside.
  • In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is...
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Nutritions

Calories
1348

Sodium
1443mg
60% DV

Fat
59g
91% DV

Protein
56g
113% DV

Carbs
141g
48% DV

Fiber
7g
31% DV