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Provencal Chicken

Provençal Chicken is a wonderful weeknight meal.  It’s light and full of flavor.  Did I mention all you do is add the ingredients into your slow cooker, set it on low and go out the door and start your day.  When you and your family arrive home 8 hours later….well let’s just say you’ll move up a notch on your way to rock star status.

Provencal Chicken

Provençal Chicken is meant to be a rustic dish.  We used boneless skinless chicken breasts but you could use bone-in chicken, just be sure to remove the skin if you’re going to use our slow cooker method.  Having said that, if you prefer you can prepare this dish in a Dutch oven.  Brown off your chicken pieces before adding the other ingredients then slow braise until the chicken is super tender.

Provencal Chicken

I love the comfort that comes from the slow cooked chicken, tomatoes and beans.  But the Kalamata olives, lemon zest and fresh basil are what make this dish extra special. All of these are added according to taste, as is salt & pepper.  I purposely make this dish without adding salt.  Any time I’m using canned tomatoes or beans, even if they’re ‘No Salt Added’ I like to wait to salt.  Just me.

This dish is great for our family who is making some healthy living choices and is also a nice option for my friends facing similar challenges (Gluten Free in particular).  I see Provençal Chicken making a regular appearance in our kitchen and will look forward to it.

Provencal Chicken

Provençal Chicken {Slow Cooker Version}

Libby with Lemony Thyme
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs
Servings 4
Calories 290 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts about 5 oz. each
  • 1 medium onion cut into small wedges
  • 2 Tbl. fresh basil chopped (or 2 tsp. dried)
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine optional
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes (no salt added)
  • 1 15.5 ounce can white bean, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata Olives or to taste
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbl. fresh basil minced

Instructions
 

  • Put chicken breasts and next six ingredients (through white beans) into slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Before serving add Kalamata olives or serve on the side. Serve in bowls with a sprinkle of lemon zest and minced basil. A side of crusty bread goes nicely too.

Notes

Per serving (1 chicken breast + 1/4 tomato/bean sauce) = 6 WW Pts+