Healthy Salsa Chicken, tacos/nachos/etc.

*Side note: I promise there won’t be a ton ofcooking/recipes on this blog, unless of course the people who are reading enjoy them… please let me know if you do…this post was just too easy to not post.*

I was eating dinner last night thinking about what my next blog post would be. What can I say, I am very excited about this blogging thing… Lo and behold, my next blog post was sitting on my plate…my favorite meal of all time, which can actually be quite the well-rounded supper. It can also be made in a healthy version and a not so healthy version, depending on toppings and ingredient choices.

This is a favorite meal of mine because it is low maintenance, healthy, and the pickiest of eaters (like me) can pile on…or leave off…whatever they choose…It’s a favorite of my family and my boyfriend as well. Even the leftovers taste delicious! It freezes nicely too!

Salsa Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (depending on how many are eating, and how big their appetites are)
  • 1 large jar of salsa (mild, medium, hot, whatever your palette desires) – Not as healthy option: Tostitos Restaurant Style Salsa Healthy Option: Green Mountain Gringo Salsa (found at Whole Foods, dairy free, gluten free, low sodium, sugar conscious, vegan, vegetarian, kosher)
  • Water
  • Whole Wheat Tortillas (for tacos) or Tortilla chips (for nachos)
  • Toppings: low-fat cheese, shredded lettuce, corn, black beans, tomatoes, avocados, pepper assortment

    Directions:

    1. Pour jar of salsa into crock pot.
    2. Fill jar halfway with water and add to crock pot.
    3. Add chicken breasts to crock pot and make sure they are submerged.
    4. Put crockpot on low.
    5. Let sit for 6-7 hours. Test the chicken. If it shreds easily, it is ready to eat. If it is still rubbery feeling or hard to pull apart, let it cook for awhile longer.
    6. Once chicken is cooked, shred with two forks. I prefer very shredded, but this is up to you.
    7. Use toppings to create tacos, taco salad, nachos, etc.

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    Like I mentioned above, I am a super picky eater. Therefore, my tacos are usually very plain. I will add corn and black beans to mine, I just neglected to make them this time. I also decided to take the less healthy option tonight too… oops! Planning on a 6-mile run in the morning, so all will be well.

    Hope you can try this crock-pot salsa chicken! Let me know your thoughts, any additions you tried and loved, or any suggestions you might have.

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