Whether you are cooking for a family, a group of friends, or meal prepping; you most likely have a crazy busy schedule and just don’t have the time to cook full meals everyday. In today’s society, we are consistently running around and staying busy. The slow cooker (Crock Pot) is going to be your best friend. All you need to do for most recipes is throw all the ingredients in the pot and let it cook for 4-8 hours. You can trow everything in the pot in the morning and when you get home after work, you’ll have dinner ready. Or you can put oatmeal in the pot before you go to bed and wake up to a healthy, filling breakfast.
Here are 5 of my favorite chicken crock pot recipes that are also diet friendly.
1) Balsamic Chicken with Potatoes: Recipe
2) Chicken Tortilla Soup: Recipe
(Skip the cheese and sour cream to reduce the calories per serving)
3) Lemon Garlic Chicken: Recipe
4) Honey Teriyaki Chicken: Recipe
5) Chicken Fijitas: Recipe
Try a few of these out the next time you know you will have a busy schedule coming up. Planning ahead is key to sticking to a healthy lifestyle. Having a pot of these ready will help you stay away from the fast food options for lunch and dinner, while also keeping the empty calories away. Also, a pro tip, invest in Crock Pot Liners! They will save you when it comes time to clean up.
Have any slow cooker recipes that your swear by? Please post them below in the comment section. I would love to give them a try!