Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs Osso Buco

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs Osso Buco

Simple and delicious slow cooker boneless skinless chicken thighs braised in tomatoes, carronts, onions and celery

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 medium carrot, roughly chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 sprigs flat leaf parsley
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (5 ounces each)
  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

Instructions

  1. In a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker, combine the tomatoes, chicken broth, carrot, celery, onion, parsley, 1 teaspoon garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Snuggle the chicken thighs into the vegetable mixture.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours or until the chicken and vegetables are tender.
  4. With a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken thighs to a serving dish. Discard the parsley sprigs.
  5. With a slotted spoon, transfer the vegetables to a bowl.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining teaspoon of garlic, lemon zest and chopped parsley.
  7. Stir half the parsley mixture into the vegetables.
  8. Top the chicken with the vegetables and remaining parsley mixture and serve.
Cook’s Notes

Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1/4th): 150 calories, 6 g fat, 9 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein.

This would also be delicious served with whole wheat couscous, rice or pasta.

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