Italian Slow Cooked Chicken Recipe (Low Fat/High Protein)

Italian Slow Cooked Chicken Recipe
Written by Derek Howes

One of my favorite low fat, high protein slow cooker recipes. This Italian slow cooked chicken recipe will leave your taste buds thanking you!

Here is the recipe:

  • 4 1/2 Pounds (72oz) Chicken
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Mrs. Dash Italian Medley (or Italian Seasoning)
  • 1/2 Red Onion (Chopped)
  • 4 Cloves Garlic (2 Teaspoon Minced Garlic) (Chopped)
  • 1 Packet (20g) Dry Italian Salad Dressing Mix
  • 1 Can (10.5oz) (298g) 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom
  • 1/2 Cup (4oz) Water
  • 8oz (240g) Fat Free Cream Cheese
  • 1 1/2 Cups Baby Bella Mushrooms (around 100g)

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Calories: 2873
  • Fat: 21g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 5046mg
  • Carbs: 72g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 34g
  • Protein: 599g

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Chop chicken breasts into halves. Combine all of the ingredients into slow cooker. Stir ingredients together until mixed. Cook on low for 6-8 hours stirring after 3-4 hours. Devour!

Tip:

  • Add more veggies into your slow cooker for more fiber (although I prefer eating them on the side with this recipe)

About the author

Derek Howes

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.

10 Comments

  • So far I’ve tried the slow cooked chicken, the cheese cake, the tuna cakes, and the cauliflower pizza. Fantastic recipes one and all! Keep up the great work!

  • Hey Derek, great and tasty recipe, thanks for sharing. I just plugged all the ingredients into MyFitnessPal and got some different total calories for the recipe, which might be a good thing for us cutting. Here’s my breakdown:

    Calories: 2739
    Fat: 24
    Carbs: 69
    Fiber: 5
    Protein: 507

    This might make more sense based on the macros you’ve got (f/c/p @ 9/4/4 calories per gram), although I am sure it can vary significantly based on the chicken and fat content used.

    Thanks again for the great recipe!

    • Thanks Michael! The program I used to calculate obviously had some incorrect calculations and I forgot to check them by hand. I’m going to end up re-doing this recipe once I make it again since the calories are in the video. At least I didn’t go over, eh? I can’t believe I was off by that much! I’ve been checking every recipe since 2-3 times just to make sure. Won’t happen again.

      • No worries man. The recipe is delicious… I froze it and then reheated. Somehow that made the chicken just fall apart like pulled-chicken. It was great. And it kept getting tastier over the next 2-3 days. Adding tabasco had a really interesting flavor too.

  • Yea I’ve been doing that with all the recipes just because sometimes I can’t get the exact ingredients the same as yours every single time. They are all usually pretty dang close if not exact though.

    Either way, this recipe has been my favorite so far. This stuff over a bed of rice (cooked separate of course) with some bell peppers thrown in crock pot mix with it was amazeballs.

  • This recipe is AMAZING! My favorite on the site for sure! I have no problem eating this one all week and have made it several times. I cut up a few small white potatoes and throw them in. I throw some corn in from time to time and it’s basically a chicken chowder, this is the real deal right here! Thanks Derek you have made my life a lot easier with some of these recipes. P.S this recipe is so good while your eating it you say to yourself how can something that tastes so good be healthy and beneficial.. Well it is! Excuse me while I woof down the rest of my lunch.

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