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Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs Osso Buco

Posted Mar 07 2012 1:36am

Skinny Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs Osso Buco

Skinny Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs Osso Buco

This is the first recipe I’ve tried from my new Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook and it’s a grand slam outta the park winner. Easy. Healthy. Delectable.

The recipe name – Chicken Thighs Osso Buco –  is a little misleading since according to Wikipedia,  Osso Buco is Italian  for “bone with a hole” (osso bone, buco hole) and refers to the marrow hole at the center of a cross-cut veal shank.

Since there was neither a bone nor a hole to be found in the boneless skinless chicken thighs I used to prepare this dish, I think it’s safe to assume that “osso buco” is referring to the preparation style – braised with tomatoes, carrots, celery and onions and topped with chopped a combination of garlic, parsley and lemon zest, called Gremolata.

You simply prepare the vegetables, stir them together in the slow cooker and snuggle the chicken down in the mixture. In a few hours your dinner is ready and waiting!

I served these luscious slow cooker osso buco chicken thighs with mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli and cauliflower. This recipe is definitely going in my “Make Again” file.


Skinny Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs Osso Buco Recipe
Recipe type: Chicken
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 4 mins
Total time: 24 mins
Serves: 4
Simple and delicious slow cooker boneless skinless chicken thighs braised in tomatoes, carronts, onions and celery
  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 until the chicken and vegetables are tender, about 4 hours.
  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.
Nutrition & Cooking Notes

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

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

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Links to Other Blogs & Websites:

Southern Slow Cooker Chicken & Grits – a delicious soupy combination of grits, chicken and vegetables for the slow cooker with 7 WW PointsPlus value from Weight Watchers

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs Bouillabaisse Style – healthy and delicious with just 4 WW PointsPlus Value from Good Housekeeping

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs & Sausage – hearty and delicious with just 7 WW PointsPlus Value from Taste of Home

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Stew – loaded with delectable Mediterranean flavor with only 5 WW PointsPlus Value from LaaLoosh

Crock Pot Chicken a al Criolla – boneless skinless chicken thighs stewed with bell peppers, onions, garlic, tomatoes, olives, cilantro and spices and served over rice with 9 WW PointsPlus from SkinnyTaste

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Slow Cooker Chicken Marbella 

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