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Slow Cooker Chicken Breast with Figs & Squash

Prep time 25 min
Cook time 6 hr 10 min
Total time 6 hr 35 min

Prep time 25 min
Cook time 6 hr 10 min
Total time 6 hr 35 min

About

Slow cooker recipes are aaaaaaamazing for weeknight dinners.

Gone are the days of scrambling to manage the kids, homework and after-school activities all while making dinner. These days I spend 15-20 minutes in the morning, getting dinner in the slow cooker, and then by dinnertime the house smells like a restaurant and dinner is hot and ready to serve.

It doesn’t get better than that! And it eliminates the temptation to grab a not-so-healthy dinner from a drive thru.

This recipe is extremely simple to throw together, and the end result is chicken breasts that are super moist and flavorful. Serve it up with a dark green salad.


Serves 4

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 small red onion, chopped

1 small yellow onion, chopped

3 cloves Garlic, minced

3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

salt and pepper

12 dried figs, chopped (it looks pretty to use both dark and light ones)

1 cup Butternut Squash, chopped

1 teaspoon dried rosemary

2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped

2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped


Directions
1

In a large skillet place the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes.

2

Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper. Add to the skillet, browning each side for about 5 minutes.

3

Transfer the contents of the skillet to your slow cooker and top with the remaining ingredients.

4

Cook on low for 6 hours.


Nutrition

Calories: 389
Fat: 7g
Carbohydrates: 27g
Sodium: 400mg
Fiber: 2g
Protein: 48g
Sugar: —

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