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When life gets a little crazy…turn on your slow cooker! On overbooked evenings, slow cookers make dinner time run a little easier.  Coming home to a dish that makes your house smell like pizza is never a bad thing! Our Slow Cooker Pepperoni Chicken on it’s own is a fantastic low-carb dinner, but try this over pasta or spaghetti squash if you would like! It’s amazing any way you serve it! Try another low-carb Italian feast with our Skinny Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce!

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Slow Cooker Pepperoni and Chicken

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 3-7 hours (depending on temperature)

Yield: 8 servings

Serving size: 1 chicken breast with topping

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2¾ oz turkey pepperoni (about 40 slices), sliced in half
  • ¼ cup black olives, sliced
  • ¾ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ¾ cup shredded, low moisture, part-skim, shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in a slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Cut pepperoni slices in half. Add pepperoni and olives to cooker.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together chicken broth, tomato paste and Italian seasoning.
  4. Pour mixture in cooker.
  5. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
  6. Five minutes before you serve, sprinkle cheese on top of chicken. Cover with lid and allow cheese to melt.
  7. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken, pepperoni and olives to plates. Discard cooking liquid.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving (1 chicken breast with topping):

Calories: 211

Fat: 9g

Carbohydrates: 1g

Fiber: 0g

Protein: 31g

Sugars: 0g

Sodium: 453mg

Vitamin A: 4%

Vitamin C: 1%

Calcium: 8%

Iron: 1%

WWP+: 5

http://www.skinnymom.com/slow-cooker-pepperoni-and-chicken/