Thyme-Garlic Chicken Breasts


For a low-calorie yet high-satisfaction chicken breast recipe, slow cook garlic chicken breasts and pile the tender, herb-infused chicken recipe on a bed of cheese-studded salad greens.

Thyme-Garlic Chicken Breasts
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 15 mins


  • 3 - 4 pound bone-in chicken breast halves

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 8-10 ounce package mixed greens

  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered

  • ¼ cup pitted kalamata olives, halved

  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese (1 ounce)

  • ½ cup bottled vinaigrette dressing


  1. Remove and discard skin from chicken. Sprinkle chicken with garlic, thyme, and salt. Place chicken in 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Pour orange juice and vinegar over chicken.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3-1/2 hours. Remove chicken from slow cooker; cover and keep warm. Discard cooking juices.

  3. In a large bowl, toss together greens, tomatoes, olives, and feta; divide among serving plates. Slice chicken from the bones, discarding the bones. Top each salad with some of the chicken. Drizzle dressing over salads. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
8g Fat
8g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 660mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 13mg 65%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 575mg 12%
Folate, total 48.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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