21 February 2011
From the Kitchen: Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
Hi all! I'm having an awesome lazy holiday Monday and I hope you are too. I've been trying to eat a little better (gotta look good in my wedding dress!), but I love to cook so I've been playing around with some new recipes lately. For yesterday's Sunday dinner, I decided to make to throw some chicken breasts in the slow cooker with 3/4 of a jar of salsa. Yup, it's that ridiculously easy!
Just to recap, for today's From the Kitchen recipe, you'll need:
3 chicken breasts
3/4 jar of salsa
I set the slow cooker to high, but because it was only chicken and liquid, it cooked very quickly. After 2.5 hours on high, I used two forks to gently shred the chicken then turned it down to low for another 3 hours.
The end result is like pulled pork but it's chicken! It's super tender and flavourful thanks to the salsa. For dinner, we topped the salsa chicken on tortillas with chopped tomato and lettuce, grated cheese and a little sour cream. So easy and so yummy! In retrospect, I should have thrown chopped onions and peppers into the chicken mixture and it would have been even easier.
And what great leftovers. Today I made a taco salad with lettuce, tomato, leftover shredded salsa chicken, grated cheese, crushed taco chips and a dollop of jalapeno ranch dressing. Mmmm!
Do you have any easy healthy slow cooker tips to share? I'd love to hear them!