Another quick, cheap, and delicious slow cooker recipe is here! These Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Chicken Lentils are packed with just enough spice, full of flavor, and have the perfect blend of ingredients for a balanced macro meal prep.
For this one you’re going to need a slow cooker. If you don’t have a slow cooker, here’s a link to the one I’ve been using and recommend. A slow cooker is one of the best investments you can make for your kitchen and diet!
The first thing you’re going to do is to take out 3 1/2 pounds of chicken breast, trim the fat off of them, and cut them in half. Keep in mind that your cooking time will change depending on how big or small you cut your pieces.
Add right into your slow cooker your chicken pieces, 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic, 1 chopped up sweet onion, 6 ounces of chopped up carrots, 1 teaspoon of basil, 1 1/2 cups of lentils, 12 teaspoons of chili sauce, 16 tablespoons of a low sugar bbq sauce, and enough water to submerge all of your ingredients (usually around 2-3 cups).
Pro tip? The bigger you chop your vegetables, the more crunch you’re going to have!
Did you know that lentils are a great cheap source of fiber and protein?
Mix all of those ingredients together until everything for your slow cooker sweet & spicy chicken lentils incorporated.
Cover your slow cooker and turn it on low heat for 6 hours. If you cut your chicken pieces smaller then it may take less time so keep an eye on it after a few hours.
Turn your slow cooker off and portion out your slow cooker sweet & spicy chicken lentils recipe!
How do you portion it out? Easy! Simply weigh the entire recipe and divide by however many portions you want. If your whole recipe weighs 3,000 grams and you want 10 servings like we made today then each serving would be 300 grams.
Ready for dessert? How about a Protein Carrot Cake with Frosting!?
Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Chicken Lentils
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- 3 ½ Pounds Chicken Breast
- 1 ½ Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 ½ Teaspoons Minced Garlic - or 3 Cloves
- 1 Sweet Onion
- 6 Ounces Carrots
- 1 Teaspoon Basil
- 1 ½ Cups Lentils
- 12 Teaspoons Chili Sauce - Sriracha
- 16 Tablespoons BBQ Sauce
- 16-24 Ounces Water
- Take out your Chicken Breast, trim the fat off of them, and cut them in half
- Chop up your Sweet Onion and Carrots
- Add everything into your slow cooker
- Mix everything around
- Turn your slow cooker on Low for 6 hours
- Calories: 3585
- Fat: 33g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Sodium: 4388mg
- Carbs: 318g
- Fiber: 50g
- Sugar: 138g
- Protein: 504g