Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Recipe: Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

   
Being in a hotel for the past, eh, almost month, has made me have to get really creative with cooking. We are trying to save money (and stay healthy) by eating in, and the small two burner stove in the hotel just wasn't cutting it. So this, as you all know, led to this girl getting her beloved crock pot! I've cooked quite a few yummy things in this beauty over the past two weeks and I don't see that slowing down, even when I'm in my own kitchen with real pots and pans.

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Pinterest is my favorite (isn't it everyones???) so of course I look to it to get my crock pot recipes. I'm sure you've all seen the many pins for "Salsa Chicken," and today I decided to try my hand at making my own. In a last minute trip to the commissary, and a last minute idea to do this, I picked up a few ingredients for what I thought would be a "healthy" version.These are the ingredients that I used for my version of Salsa Chicken:

1. 3 Chicken Breasts
2. 1/2 Jar of Organic Garlic & Cilantro Salsa
3.1/2 Bundle of Cilantro 
4. 1/3* Bottle of Taco Bell Mild Taco Sauce *only use if wanted. more/less
5. Spices/Salt to flavor

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And that's it! Only 4 necessary ingredients, depending on how spicey/salty you want it. I just added some red pepper flakes and Cajun seasoning to spice mine. The best part about this dish is the cooking. It's so easy, a caveman could do it. *caveman joke will make sense the further you read.

1. Place in all ingredients.
2. Cook on low 3-4 hours.
3.Shred chicken with fork.
4. Enjoy!

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Told you it was super simple. You can do whatever with this, but the hubs and I just made old fashioned tacos. We are planning on going Paleo,*hence, the attempted caveman joke*, as soon as we move into our house, and I'm thinking this would be an awesome Paleo dinner, just use lettuce for wraps instead of tortillas, or throw it on top of a salad. I'm pretty excited to try it.

Well, I'm off to join my husband in what I hope to be is a deep sleep. Have a lovely night, everyone!

XOXO, 

Megan