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Monday, March 3, 2014

Salsa Chicken {Revamped}

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Our Salsa Chicken recipe is one of our most popular recipes and one that we make on a weekly basis.  We were starting to get pretty tired of it even after dressing it up with black beans, brown rice, or using it in a salad.  We decided we would start making it like we do the Buffalo Chicken with the chicken broth.  It gives it a nice, fresh new flavor!

Ingredients:
3-4 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 large diced tomatoes
1.5 cups (roughly) of your favorite salsa
Organic chicken broth (enough to cover chicken)
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper (if you want to make it spicy)


Directions:
1. Add all ingredients to your crock pot except chicken broth and salsa.  Pour in chicken broth until chicken is covered.  Add half of the salsa to the crock pot.
2. Cook on low heat for at least 7 hours.
3. Once cooked, shred chicken with a fork.  Pour all broth out.
4. Return chicken crock pot and add remaining salsa.
5. Cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes.

He & She Tip: Add sliced onion, bell peppers, cilantro, lime, or your favorite pepper to enhance the flavor.

Macros (based on a 6 oz serving):
Calories: 160
Fat: 2 g
Carbs: 2 g
Protein: 36 g

If you like this recipe, try our "Italian Stallion" Crock Pot Chicken!

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- Whitney

8 comments:

  1. I make salsa chicken and one thing I learned recently is that you can shred the chicken in a Kitchen Aid mixer! Makes it even easier!

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    1. We don't have a KitchenAid but we recently started shredding it in our Vitamix! Life saver!!!!

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  2. I made the original salsa chicken the other day and actually added a little chicken broth. I used medium heat salsa and didn't use cayenne (thankfully). Stewing for 7 hours made it perfectly spicy! DELICIOUS!! It's my favorite recipe yet

    ~Stacy G

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    1. I know this is an old comment but I'm just now seeing it. :-) I'm so glad that you loved it Stacy! Thanks for trying our recipes!

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  3. I love having this for lunch with quinoa and veggies. I also love how easy this is to make. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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    1. Yes! It's perfect mixed with quinoa or rice and of course veggies! Thanks for trying it!

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  4. Can I use frozen chicken breasts?

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    1. We always thaw our meat first. It's also recommended by the USDA to thaw meat first.

      http://www.fsis.usda.gov/shared/PDF/Slow_Cookers_and_Food_Safety.pdf

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