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Southern Slow Cooker Chicken and Grits

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
6 hr 30 min
25 min
6 hr 5 min
Like cooking short-cuts? Cut back on prep time and add a spicy, smoked flavor to this recipe by using one (14.5-ounce) can of drained, diced, roasted tomatoes


Fat free chicken broth

1¾ cup(s)

Uncooked white corn grits

6 Tbsp

Olive oil

1 Tbsp

Uncooked onion(s)

1 small, diced

Garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

Fresh mushroom(s)

1 cup(s), sliced

Jalapeño pepper(s)

1 small, seeded and minced (do not touch seeds with bare hands)

Sweet red pepper(s)

1 medium, or yellow pepper, chopped

Fresh tomato(es)

2 medium, cored and chopped

Ground cumin

¼ tsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken thigh(s)

1 pound(s), cut into 1-inch chunks


  1. Place broth in a 3- to 5-quart slow cooker. Slowly add grits, stirring constantly, to avoid lumps; set slow cooker aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, mushrooms, jalapeno and red pepper; sauté, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Add vegetables to slow cooker. Place tomatoes, cumin, salt and black pepper in slow cooker; stir to mix. Add chicken thighs; cover and cook at medium setting for 5 to 6 hours. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving. (Note: This dish will be soupy so serve in bowls.)