Soo now you know why I posted my salsa recipe FIRST! Yes, you’re welcome.
When it comes to meal planning for the week, THIS is my absolute favorite thing to make! Salsa is extremely low in calories and is a great way to get those veggies in your diet without even trying. It also just so happens to perfectly coat your chicken in the crock-pot making it moist and flavorful while giving you TONS to enjoy all week! Oh and did I mention this entire recipe requires just TWO ingredients. That’s it! It doesn’t get much easier than that folks. Simply throw your chicken into your crock-pot, top with your salsa of choice and turn on. Done. I can’t tell you how much of a lifesaver this recipe is for us during busy weeks and the shredded chicken makes perfect leftovers for healthy lunches!
Personally I like to eat my chicken over a salad because the salsa acts as a great dressing, but you could eat this mixed with brown rice, on a whole wheat bun as a sandwich or even on its own with some veggies. Any salsa will work too, just use your favorite! THIS recipe just happens to be mine and the one I always use when making shredded chicken. I love making my own at home because there is nothing more tasty then fresh salsa, but if you are looking for something quick, store-bought works just fine!
Crock Pot Salsa Chicken Print Serves: 6 servings Ingredients
- 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cups favorite salsa
- Place chicken breasts in your crock post and cover completely with salsa. Set crock pot on the low setting and cook for 4½ hours.
- Place chicken in a bowl and strain out just the salsa, not the juice. Shred chicken using two forks and mix in strained salsa. Enjoy!
Nutritional Information Serving Size: ½ cup • Calories: 138 • Fat: 2.5 g • Carbs: 4.6 g • Fiber: 1.4 g • Protein: 22.1 g • WW Points+: 3 pts 3.5.3208