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5 High-Protein Chicken Slow Cooker Recipes You Should Make This Week To Get Rid Of Belly Fat

November 19, 2018 by SheFinds Health
shefinds | Food

Trying to lose weight but don’t know where to begin? Let’s start with dinner!

Fitness experts suggest keeping your dinners low in calories and high in protein and metabolism-boosting nutrients to ensure that your body is getting the vitamins and minerals it needs to burn calories for weight loss. Chicken is a great source of protein that not only makes for a healthy base for most meals but also helps promote a healthy calorie-burning metabolism.

Need some new chicken recipes to try out this week for weight loss? Here are some of our super lean and low-calorie recipes that health and fitness experts recommend:

Slow Cooker Chicken and Sweet Potato

 

Ingredients: 

 

1 tbsp olive oil
 2 tbsp ghee
 6 organic Bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
 ½ tsp sea salt
 1/4 tsp black pepper
 Cooking oil spray
 1.5 lbs Sweet Potatoes — cut in small pieces
 1 tbsp fresh rosemary — save some for garnishing
 4 cloves garlic — minced

Crock Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken and Veggies

 

Ingredients: 

 

2 lbs. red potatoes, quartered
1 sweet yellow onion, quartered
1 lb. carrots, sliced into 2-3 inch pieces
6 bone-in, skin on chicken thighs
1/4 cup olive oil
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
4 cloves garlic
1 lemon, sliced
3 sprigs rosemary, stems removed, chopped
6 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper

Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps 

 

Ingredients:

 

2 lbs ground chicken (not ground chicken breast)
3 cloves garlic , minced
1 red bell pepper , cored and finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
2 Tbsp soy sauce
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 (8 oz) can sliced water chestnuts, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups cooked white or brown rice
3 green onions , sliced
1 Tbsp rice vinegar and 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil (optional)
2 heads iceberg lettuce

Slow Cooker Avocado Chicken Salad

 

Ingredients: 

 

1.5 lbs chicken breast 
1.25 cups chicken broth 
1/2 cup water 
1 tbsp butter 
1 tbsp parsley 
2 smashed garlic cloves
Optional: 2 sprigs of thyme 
1/4 onion 
1 avocado 
2 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp parmesan cheese 
1 tbsp lemon juice 
Salt and pepper

Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup

 

Ingredients: 

 

1 pound chicken breasts
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 bell peppers, seeded and chopped
1 red onion, peeled and chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
15 ounce can black beans, drained
15 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
8 cups chicken broth
1 fajita seasoning packet
1/2 cup brown rice, optional
Possible Garnishes: Reduced Fat Cheese Scallions, Avocado

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