Basil Chicken Recipe – 6 Point Value


photo credit: stu_spivack

This is one of the easiest chicken recipes I’ve ever used. Man, I just love these crock pot recipes!! In less than 5 minutes, I’ve got everything in the slow cooker and there is nothing more I need to do! Plus, this low calorie basil chicken recipe tastes amazing and is a great meal for those following the Weight Watchers program. This is a great meal to cook for the whole family, or to divvy up into individual portions to be eaten at a later time (this is a GREAT way to have low point, ready made meals on hand).

Basil Chicken Recipe

Ingredients:
4 whole skinless chicken breasts
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon basil
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 can cream of celery soup
1/2 whole green pepper – sliced

Directions:
To begin the process of making this low fat crock pot recipe, you must place first the skinless chicken breasts in the crock pot. The chicken should then be sprinkled with fresh basil, salt and pepper and soy sauce. Then pour the cream of celery soup over the chicken breasts. Next, slice the green pepper and place it on top of the chicken that is covered with the cream of celery soup. Cover the crock pot and let it cook for approximately six to eight hours.

Serving Size: 1 chicken breast; Per Serving: 287 Calories; 4g Fat; 55g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 141mg, Cholesterol; 391mg Sodium.

Weight Watchers Points = 6


Comments

  1. I made this last night and while it was good I was still quite disappointed that it looked completely different from the picture you show. The picture shown with this recipe is a completely different dish and I’m sure has a completely different cooking process, certainly not a slow cooker.

    I read the comments and saw that someone else pointed this out to you and you said that the images are just representations. If that’s true I think you need to add that caption below the image.

    The pictures definitely help my choose which recipes I am making and yours are so off and I end up frustrated. Last week I made your honey lime pork chops and was confused because you said to use boneless pork chops but the picture shows bone in.

    Are you making these recipes before posting? With iphones these days it is so easy to take a snap shot of the recipe so your viewers know exactly that they are getting.

    I enjoy browsing recipes on your site but now I am questioning all the images.

  2. Loved the Basil Chicken dish! It was delicious. Did you make it using the fat free version of cream of celery soup or the regular one?

  3. Judging by the photo and the way the chicken cooked, did you chunk the chicken prior to cooking?

  4. Jennie Gift says:

    Could I sub cream of chicken soup instead of Celery?

  5. Tperkins49 says:

    Very good. I steamed some broccoli and cauliflower with it as I’m trying to keep the points down. It was deeeelicious.

  6. Lindsey says:

    can anyone suggest a good side dish for this meal? i can't think of any? =) thanks

  7. what would a great side dish be for this meal bc it sounds great!!!!

    • danangkid says:

      I bought “KALE””Spinach” and using “vegetable shorting” I heated 3 table spoons of shortening in skillet. Then having washed KALE and dried with paper towel, grab small handful of KALE and drop in hot skillet. Keep going till all KALE is reduced and you’ve got enough for two servings in the skillet. I don’t worry about fat, so I fried up two pieces of bacon and crumbled on top of KALE and served directly from Pan to Plate. I’ve used corn, suchatash, or any frozen vegies from freezer section. My GF loves KALE so we fight over the side dish, I’ve had to make enough for 4. She takes it to work on rice the next day.

  8. I am new to slow cooker recipes and am excited to try many of your chicken ones. I often use frozen boneless, skinless chicken in recipes, and when I am baking it, I do not defrost and it works great. Can I start with frozen chicken in the crock pot? Do I increase the time and or temperature? Thanks for your help.

    • You can, but using frozen meat will add a significant amount of time to your cooking. Also, the purpose of using a slow cooker is to allow the meat to absorb and be penetrated by the sauce and juices. Using a frozen meat would prevent that from happening until the meat was fully defrosted. I would definitely recommend defrosting the meat before you use it in the slow cooker.

  9. I am confused by the picture…it looks like its in small pieces while the recipe does not state this. There even seems to be something red in the picture, red pepper flakes? again not in the recipe.

    • Great question! This photo is really just meant to be a basic reference to the recipe, as it is not the exact recipe listed here, it's just a slightly different version of it. The chicken in the photo has been chopped up very fine. And yes, it does look like red pepper flakes were added. You can add the pepper flakes and chop your chicken the same way if you'd like, as it would not add any additional weight watchers points to the total.

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