Crock Pot 3-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken

Crock Pot 3-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken

This balsamic chicken recipe boasts only three ingredients and can be tossed in the slow cooker in the morning, cooking to perfection by the time you return home in the evening.

How many evenings have you come home from work wishing that something truly hearty, gourmet, and delicious was waiting for you in the kitchen? Too often, that feeling drives us to pick up the phone and order takeout. After all, it’s so easy to grab takeout but a home-cooked meal can take hours. We have the solution: Crock Pot 3-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken. You can easily prepare a restaurant-quality meal, minus the typical restaurant amounts of calories and fat, in just a few simple steps.

We love that this Crock Pot 3-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken boasts only three ingredients, but the simple cooking method impresses us even more. It can be tossed in the slow cooker in the morning and fill your house with fragrance throughout the day. By the time you return home in the evening, your dinner will be cooked to perfection. Who could say no to that?

There are so many different ways to enjoy this Crock Pot 3-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken, so let’s take a look at some of our favorites. If you’ve made it before and you have a favorite dinner or lunch idea using this recipe, let us know in the comments! I’m sure our community of health enthusiasts would love some inspiration.

Crock Pot 3-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken

There are no shortage of ways to use shredded chicken. After all, a chicken dish that’s this flavorful would taste good on anything! No matter if you’re following the Keto diet, Paleo, low-carb, high-protein, Whole 30, Weight Watchers, or any other healthy diet, you’ll be able to find a way to use this Crock Pot 3-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken.

If carbs aren’t an issue for you, there are a multitude of ways you can enjoy this flavorful chicken. They taste great on whole-wheat buns as a sandwich, and you could even serve them as sliders for a tailgating party. They’re also particularly good as tacos or burritos, so feel free to load up on the fiesta-style toppings.


For those of you who are watching their carbs or are on a gluten-free diet, this shredded chicken tastes incredible on top of brown rice or quinoa. You can also make lettuce wraps with it, and it’s even good with roasted vegetables. Feel free to cook up those summery vegetables like zucchini and tomatoes or winter squash and roasted beets. The possibilities are endless, so have some fun with it and don’t forget to enjoy!

All you need to make this Crock Pot 3-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken is chicken, salsa, and balsamic vinegar. From there, all you need is a slow cooker and some imagination to decide how to serve it. Sounds like a perfect quick-and-easy weeknight dinner to me!

Crock Pot 3-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken


Yields: 6 servings | Serving size: 1 1/2 cups | Calories: 263 | Total Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 126 mg | Sodium: 687mg | Carbohydrates: 8g | Fiber: 1g | Sugars: 5g | Protein: 35 | SmartPoints: 4 |


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar chunky salsa
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar


  1. Add chicken breasts to the slow cooker, pour salsa and balsamic on top. Cover and cook on low 6 hours or high 4 hours. Shred chicken with a fork and mix with the salsa mixture.
  2. TIP: This recipe makes delicious tacos or burritos. If desired, add additional garnishes, i.e. lettuce and cheese. Also, makes great sandwiches when served on buns.

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