Healthy Crock Pot Recipe: Almond Crusted Chicken

Today I’m sharing a healthy crock pot recipe your family will love! I depend on my crock pot in the summer to be a little oven. We’re getting 90 degree weather & I hate turning on the oven when it’s that hot. Thank goodness for a crock pot! Almond Crusted Chicken never would’ve made it to our table without it!

Easy Slow Cooker Recipe - Almond Crusted Chicken with Pesto Yogurt Aioli. Recipe on The Tasty Fork

I love how easy this recipe is to make! Almond Crusted Chicken is a healthy crock pot recipe you can make any day of the week! If you’re trying to lessen the amount of carbs in your life, be sure to make this recipe! Instead of using a flour breading, a mixture of ground almonds and garlic powder replaces the typical breading. To round out the meal, saute zucchini and steam cauliflower. Of course — there needs to be some kind of dipping sauce for the chicken and veggies… I created a pesto yogurt aioli. It’s perfectly light and rounds out the meal! I know it looks like I have just a little on my plate, but trust me, I loaded a ton of pesto yogurt aioli on there. It was so good!

Easy Slow Cooker Recipe - Healthy & Low Carb! Almond Crusted Chicken with Pesto Yogurt Aioli. Recipe at The Tasty Fork

If you need a quick, easy and healthy dinner – Almond Crusted Chicken is the perfect option!

Easy Slow Cooker Recipe - #healthyrecipe - Almond Crusted Chicken. The Tasty Fork

Slow Cooker Almond Crusted Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp pesto sauce
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced and sauteed in extra virgin
  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut and steamed

Instructions

  1. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray. In a blender or food processor, grind almonds until they look like a fine powder. Place ground almonds on a flat dinner plate. Mix in garlic powder.
  2. Beat egg, in a shallow bowl. Season chicken with salt & pepper. Dip chicken in egg, then into the ground almonds. Coat both sides of chicken. Place in the slow cooker. Repeat steps with remaining chicken. Slow cooker should be on the lowest setting; cook for 6-8 hours.
  3. In a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt, mayo and pesto. Serve as a dipping sauce with chicken, sauteed zucchini & steamed cauliflower.
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  4. Whisper645 says

    Sounds really yummy. I will have to try it soon.

  5. Hina says

    Does the chicken not dry out since you don’t add any moisture to the crockpot?

  6. Rachel @ I Love My Disorganized Life says

    Holy WOW! I could totally do this. And there’s that basil pesto again. Yum and double yum! PINNED!
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  7. Stacy @Stacy Makes Cents says

    I love finding other crock pot lovers. :-) This looks FABULOUS!!! Visiting from Thursday’s Treasures.
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  8. Meg @ Sweet Twist says

    So delicious!! This is a crock pot recipe keeper!
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  9. Tammy says

    Hi Meghan! Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my post.

    We just got our new crockpot in the mail and we’re sooo excited to start using it. It’s definitely good to have on hand when the temps get this high.

    Looks delish! And I love how simple but scrumptious the dipping sauce is…perfect accompaniment.

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3
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  10. Raquel @ Organized Island says

    Looks fabulous! I love that you do not have to turn the oven on too!
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    • admin says

      I know!! And it’s even hotter today! It’s going to be almost 100 degrees!

  11. Miss Messy says

    Looks absolutely delicious.. What a great idea!
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