Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken and Mushrooms

Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken and Mushrooms- Chicken thighs & mushrooms cooked low & slow in a delicious blend of Asian flavors. Weight Watchers friendly. www.bitesofflavor.com

 

Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken and Mushrooms- Chicken thighs & mushrooms cooked low & slow in a delicious blend of Asian flavors. Weight Watchers friendly. www.bitesofflavor.com

 

Just because it’s almost spring (and feels like spring!) doesn’t mean you have to put your crock pot away in storage.  Typically during the fall or winter, my crock pot is filled with soups, stews, and chili.  While these dishes make winter bearable, I also love meals I can make in the crock pot all year round.  My Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken and Mushrooms is a hearty and healthy slow cooker meal great for any day of the week.  Chicken thighs and mushrooms cooked low and slow in a delicious blend of Asian flavors and served over rice.  This is a Weight Watcher friendly recipe and each serving is 9 SmartPoints.

 

Crock pot meals can be a real time saver during a busy week.  There’s nothing better than coming home after a day of work to a meal that’s basically already cooked and ready to eat!  During the winter, I am using my crock pot several times a week to make soups and stews.  One of the many things I love about a crock pot is how versatile it is, meaning that you can cook more than just soups in it.  I love making meat in a crock pot and make shredded chicken almost once a week.

 

My inspiration for Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken and Mushrooms is my love for Asian food… and mushrooms.  My husband and I moved to Indianapolis last August and have been blown away by how many amazing Asian restaurants there are in this city.  Each time we go out to eat (which is about once a week… I need a break from cooking sometimes!), we usually go for Asian food.  I’m always left feeling happy, full, and inspired to make something like I ate in my own kitchen.  Asian food is complex and packed with amazing flavors.  This recipe is inspired by a chicken and rice stir fry I had a while back that was packed with mushrooms… one of my favorite ingredients!

 

This dish is basically Chicken Adobo, which is Filipino style chicken.  Adobo chicken is essentially chicken cooked in soy sauce, vinegar, and garlic served over rice.  This recipe calls for chicken thighs rather than chicken breast.  Every time I cook with chicken thighs, I tell myself “I need to cook chicken thighs more!”  Chicken thighs are so good… they are super moist when cooked and hold in flavor really well.  A great thing about this recipe is you just dump all the ingredients into the crock pot and let it cook while you are away!  There very little prep work involved, which you could do the prep work the night before then have everything ready to add to the crock pot the next morning!

 

Heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat and sear chicken thighs for about 5 minutes on each side.  Searing meat before adding to the crock pot adds a nice depth of flavor to the dish.  To a crock pot add the chicken thighs, minced garlic, chicken broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar, mirin, ginger paste, and bay leaves.  Cook on low for 8-10 hours (or 4-6 hours if you are in a time crunch).  Add sliced mushrooms to crock pot and cook for another 30 minutes.  The mushrooms are probably my favorite part of this meal.  They cook for 30 minutes in a delicious broth and come out so juicy and tender, it’s hard to believe how easy it is to make them!

   

 

 

Remove chicken thighs and mushrooms from crock pot and set on a plate to rest.

 

 

Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken and Mushrooms is a great meal for any day of the week.  Chicken thighs and mushrooms cooked low and slow in a delicious blend of Asian flavors.  I like to serve mine over brown rice and garnish with green onion.  Hearty and healthy with less than 12 grams of fat and 9 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per serving!

 

Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken and Mushrooms- Chicken thighs & mushrooms cooked low & slow in a delicious blend of Asian flavors. Weight Watchers friendly. www.bitesofflavor.com

 

I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!

 

Yields 4

Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken and Mushrooms

9 SMARTPOINTS per serving

10 minPrep Time

8 hrCook Time

8 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Pounds Chicken Thighs
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1/3 Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1/3 Cup Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Mirin
  • ½ Teaspoon Ginger Paste
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 4 Green Onions
  • 8oz Baby Bella Mushrooms
  • 2 Cups Cooked Brown Rice

Instructions

  1. Heat cast iron skillet over medium high heat, add oil and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add chicken thighs and season each side with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook on each side to get a sear for about 5 minutes.
  4. Mince garlic and set aside.
  5. To a crock pot, add seared chicken, minced garlic, chicken broth, soy sauce, vinegar, mirin, ginger paste, and bay leaves.
  6. Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 8-10 hours.
  7. Add mushrooms to crock pot and cook for another 30 minutes.
  8. Remove chicken thighs from crock pot and set on a plate to rest.
  9. Serve over brown rice and top with liquid from crock pot.
  10. Garnish with green onion.

Notes

1/2 Cup of cooked rice per serving!

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/4 Plus 1/2 Cup Rice
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 102.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.4g 18%
Saturated Fat 2.6g 13%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 31.6g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
Sugars 3.4g
Protein 40.2g 80%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

22 Comments

  1. This looks absolutely delicious! And only 9 WW points is awesome. I love cooking with boneless thighs as well, it gives you so much more flavor. I’m definitely going to try this one.

  2. I’m Filipino and I love chicken adobo! I’m going to try this recipe…looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is amazing!!! I love a good slow cooker recipe 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Saves me so much time during the weekday!

  4. I don’t often find Asian ingredient combos like this for the slow cooker. I’m a huge mushroom fan and love the look of this. The fact that its low cal is a total bonus! Can’t wait to try it out.

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