This easy Italian chicken is made in your slow cooker and is served over zucchini noodles for a light and healthy, gluten free spring-time dinner that is under 350 calories!
Saucy, tomato chicken swirling around in a slow cooker with tender-crisp GREEN FOOD.
We’re talking a slow cooker that’s X-PLODING with springy-time veggies like asparagus, broccoli and snap peas which is served OVER springy-time veggies SQUARED, because ZUCCHINI NOODLE TIME.
Zucchini noodles that combine with super fresh, garlicky and herby pesto in the way that basically defines my go-to easy dinners for the past 10 days of my life.
Slow cookers. Can they really do ANY WRONG? Actually yes. They can. But only when you leave aforementioned cooking device on your counter top ALL WEEK long because your lazy-self just KNOWS that you’re going to want to do a little dig-dig-digin’ into a bowl of creamy pesto, herby tomato chicken and crispy veggies for dinner AGAIN.
And then you try to cook other various meals around it, but the BIG HUGE BEAST of cooking machinery is super in your way which causes mini-tantrums and lots of annoyance. Hi. I’m 5.
This could just be me though.
The thing that I think you’re gonna super-like about juicy-tender-chicken breast recipe that cooks WHILE YOU WORK, which means NO work for you when your busy-hard-working-self comes home and just wants 2 things:
1. A pan of hazelnut paleo brownies to call your own. (Maybe some deep dish paleo chocolate chip cookies too, depending on how your day went?)
2. Dinner to already be made for you.
And, in that order. Don’t worry, paleo brownies can come. BUT use your strong-will-power muscle and resist for just a FEWWW minutes.
That’s all it’ll take for you to INHALE a bowl that is piled HIGH WITH zucchini noodles and various other feel good-healthy vegetal friends. We don’t mess around here guys. When you’re looking at a nutrition-powerhouse bowl of lean protein and veggie-nums, you can feel 100% okay with the choices that hangry you made when you ate a portion the size of your FACE.
The recipe name SOUNDS fancy. But this slow cooker Italian chicken with zucchini noodles is NOT one of those fancy-person-restaurant meals where you get 3 bites, leave hungry, and realize you just sold your first born’s college fund to eat some baby-person sized food that you couldn’t even pronounce.
So. I got on tangent when I was about to tell you why you’re going to want to join the ranks of pesto-covered-zucchini noodle fork swirling humans all week long. But, the tangent was kind of just MORE reasons why you should skip whatever dinner plans you had tonight and let the slow cooker do the work for your tired, over-worked self.
BUT, the reason that I was G-O-I-N-G to say was that we took E-Z recipes to a whole new level of levels and used – GASP – JARRED PESTO SAUCE.
Nope. Unlike like last’s week beet salad with pesto sauce, we did NOT make our own.
Is that food blogger-who-didn’t-make-own-pesto sauce judgement that I see glimmering in your eyes?
Nope. It’s just excitement.
Because, DEEP DOWN INSIDE your pseudo-judgy thoughts, there is a person that just KNOWS that they would have come home from work, felt the HANGRY and dumped the already-perfectly-blended, creamy pesto sauce all over the fresh, loopy spirals of zucchini noodles and not felt one.bit.guilty.
Sometimes you just need a bowl of green, healthy food that just SPEAKS to your lazy girl’s heart. <3
I also shared the Slow Cooker Italian Chicken with Zucchini Noodles Recipe over on Food Fanatic, so be sure to check it out there as well!
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: SMARTPOINTS: 7 POINTS+: 8. OLD POINTS: 7
(Not including cheese garnish)
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Want more slow cooker chicken recipes?
Slow cooker chicken recipes from around the web:
Healthy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken – Noshing With The Nolands
Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Thighs – Read Food with Dana
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