When I was growing up, we rarely ate chicken for supper.

My dad, who had served in the U.S. Air Force and was overfed chicken during his tenure, was hard-pressed ever to eat it again.

I understand his feelings now, because I’m kind of over chicken too. Years of eating chicken breast as part of my healthy “clean” diet has made it so I don’t care if I never eat it again.

But then I decided to try chicken thighs and they make me rethink my anti-chicken stance. They tasted so succulent and yummy, and when you run the nutrition numbers, it’s not as bad as you’d think. Plus, they are loaded with protein.

I tried this recipe out for dinner tonight and it was so good I thought I would share it with you. The healthy fats from the olives and almonds add a succulence to this dish you’ll love!

Note: I don’t use precise measurements when I cook so these are approximations. Cook according to your own tastes!

Slow Cooker Chicken With Olives and Almonds
Serves 6
This slow cooker recipe is comfort food at its best: easy to prepare, delicious to eat! And it's complete with healthy fats: olives and almonds.
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268 calories
4 g
153 g
15 g
30 g
3 g
153 g
229 g
1 g
0 g
10 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
153g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268
Calories from Fat 130
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
23%
Saturated Fat 3g
16%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 153mg
51%
Sodium 229mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates 4g
1%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A
14%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
5%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Olive oil
  2. 1.5 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  3. 12 large olives
  4. 2 cloves minced garlic
  5. 1/3 cup raw unsalted almonds (I used slivered because they were what I had on-hand, but any kind will do)
  6. 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  7. 1-2 tbsp McCormick’s Mexican spice blend OR 1 tbsp. each cumin and chili powder
Instructions
  1. Coat inside of a slow cooker with a teeny bit of olive oil.
  2. Add all the ingredients EXCEPT the chicken into the crockpot. Mix well.
  3. Add chicken thighs and cover well with the ingredients.
  4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Season to taste. Serves 6.
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fat
15g
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30g
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