(Crock-Pot) Skinny Cranberry Chicken



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With just 6 ingredients, this chicken dish is ridiculously simple to make. The sauce is over-the-top delicious! Perfect for a weeknight dinner. Serve as a stew or over a baked potato, slice of whole wheat bread, brown rice or cauliflower rice. Each serving has 307 calories, 2g fat and 9 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Crock-Pot Time: 3 hours high heat or 6 hours low heat


Ingredients

2 pounds chicken breasts (boneless, skinless) cut each breast into thick slices to cook, once cooked cut into chunks

1 (16 oz) can whole berry cranberry sauce

1 package Lipton’s dry onion soup mix (each box has 2 packages inside and you’ll use only 1 package)

½ cup apple juice

1 cup onions, chopped

1 cup celery sliced


Instructions

1. Add slices of chicken to the crock-pot. In a medium bowl, mix together the cranberry sauce, dry onion soup mix, apple juice, onions and celery. Pour sauce over chicken and mix to coat.

2. Cover and cook on low heat about 6 hours until chicken is cooked through or for 3 hours on high heat. When finished, cut each slice of chicken into chunks before serving. If you want the sauce a bit thicker, pour the sauce into a small pot. Stir in a little cornstarch or flour (about 1 tablespoon). Over medium heat,  stir with a whisk or fork until the cornstarch or flour is dissolved and the sauce begins to thicken.

3. Serving suggestions: It’s delicious just served in a bowl as a stew. Or, each serving can be served over 1 slice of whole wheat bread, over a small baked potato or on ½ cup brown rice.

Makes 6 servings. Each serving about 1 cup.


Instructions to Bake in Oven
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken in a 13 x 9 inch baking pan. In a medium bowl, mix together the cranberry sauce, dry onion soup mix, apple juice, onions and celery. Pour sauce over the chicken and mix to coat. Cover with foil and bake in oven for about 25 minutes. It might take longer depending on the thickness of the chicken slices.

2. When finished, cut each slice of chicken into chunks before serving. If you want the sauce a bit thicker, pour the sauce into a small pot. Stir in a little cornstarch or flour (about 1 tablespoon). Over medium heat,  stir with a whisk or fork until the cornstarch or flour is dissolved and the sauce begins to thicken.


Shopping Tip
Looking to buy a crock-pot? Here’s one of my favorites: 
Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S 6-Quart Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker, Digital Timer, Stainless Steel


Weight Watchers
 SmartPoints 9

Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 8

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 cup serving
307 calories, 1g fat, 1g sat. fat, 73mg chol, 35g prot. 35g carbs, 2g fiber, 535mg sod, 24g sugar