This is a fabulous chicken stew recipe for a crock pot or slow cooker. And with only 4 Weight Watchers Points, it’s hard to imagine that stew with this much flavor can be made so quickly and easily! Plus, this stew recipe is packed with mostly vegetables and meat making it high in fiber and protein, and low in carbohydrates and calorie – perfect! I also found it to be very filling. It heats up well too, so it makes a great diet friendly lunch to take to work for the next day.

Basque Style Chicken Stew Recipe

2 tablespoons olive oil
6 slices turkey bacon, Louis Rich –diced into 1/2 inch pieces
8 ounces mushroom — sliced
1 green bell pepper — cubed 1″
1 small carrot chopped or sliced
1 red bell pepper — cubed 1″
1 bunch green onions — 1/2 – 1 “chunks
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts — 1” cubes
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup fat-free chick. broth, (I use the one with 1/3 less sodium).
2 cups tomatoes, canned — 16 oz

Heat olive oil in a large skillet; sauté bacon until browned. Add mushrooms, peppers and green onions and sauté for a minute. Add vinegar and cook 1 minute more, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Set aside. Place chicken in slow cooker. Add sautéed bacon and vegetable mixture to the pot, the olives (optional). Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix. Pour over chicken and vegetables in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 – 10 hours. Can serve over rice (but remember to add in the appropriate Weight Watchers Points if you do).

Serving size: (1/4 recipe)

Per Serving: 203 Calories, 8.7g Fat, 2.4g Fiber

Weight Watchers Points Value = 4 WW Points


  1. 1. You don’t say whether or not to brown the chicken.
    2. Your instructions don’t say what to do with the carrots and when to put them in. Saute them?
    3 You refer to (optional) olives, but the olives are not in the ingredients. I assume you mean BLACK olives? Sliced.

    Am making it according to my judgment. Not done yet. Would like you to complete recipe.

  2. Except for one thing, this is a great dish – the exception being that the chicken turns out to be dry and “chalky”. I wonder if, instead of using boneless breasts, we should use chicken legs and thighs ( with bones ) and instead of having the chicken in throughout the hours of cooking’ it should be added 2 to 4 hours out ?

  3. Electric Smoker Reply

    I love me some chicken! Thanks for sharing that recipe. Here's a quick tip for when you're in a hurry and you need grilled chicken fast. First of all, you need to buy the pre-cooked grilled chicken packages at Sam's Club. They are in the frozen section. They're mesquite flavored…and quite tasty. So anyway, when you're in a pinch, just pop these babies in the microwave (about 5 minutes for two), and they come out hot & ready to eat. You can cut them up into strips to use in a salad, eat them as is, or make a sandwich out of them.

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