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Rub oregano, parsley and basil on chicken breasts before slow-cooking with spinach and tomatoes in a low-sodium broth. Finish the healthy slow-cooker chicken dinner by serving with cooked orzo and a sprinkling of Parmesan.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
slow-cook:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 chicken breasts plus 4 cups pasta mixture
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small bowl combine dried oregano, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle mixture evenly over chicken; rub in with your fingers. In a large skillet cook chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat about 6 minutes or until brown, turning once. Remove from heat.

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  • In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine chicken, broth, and garlic. Add spinach; top with tomatoes. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 hours.

  • Remove chicken from cooker; cover and keep warm. Using a slotted spoon, transfer spinach and tomatoes to a large bowl; discard liquid. Stir cooked pasta, lemon peel, and lemon juice into spinach mixture. Serve chicken with pasta mixture. Garnish with cheese and fresh oregano.

Nutrition Facts

414 calories; fat 10g; cholesterol 146mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 24g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 4g; protein 54g; vitamin a 2632.4IU; vitamin c 20.6mg; thiamin 0.4mg; riboflavin 0.5mg; niacin equivalents 21.6mg; vitamin b6 1.6mg; folate 177.3mcg; vitamin b12 0.3mcg; sodium 595mg; potassium 1242mg; calcium 108mg; iron 3mg.
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