Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Skinny Crock Pot Chicken Verde

This crock pot recipe may be the easiest and one of the best crock pot recipes of all time. I kid you not. All you do is throw in some chicken tenders, a jar of your favorite salsa verde and then cumin, garlic powder, oregano and salt and pepper. Turn on and cook for 2-3 hours on high. That's it. Seriously! Doesn't get much easier than that. 

This chicken is so amazingly moist and delicious and can be used in so many ways. You can make taco bowls with a little Mexican brown rice, some black beans, this chicken and whatever toppings you like. You can use this chicken for tostadas, enchiladas, tacos or even burritos. The possibilities are truly endless. If I had to say one bad thing about this recipe, if you can even call it a bad thing, is that it's not a crock pot recipe that you can let cook all day while you are at work. It really does only take a couple of hours and if you let it go all day, the salsa may burn and you'd overcook your chicken. No one likes overcooked chicken! Do note that if you decide to double this recipe (it's great for large crowds or to keep extra servings frozen in your freezer for ready to go meals!), it may take up to four hours to cook. Just remember to keep an eye on it after three hours. You don't want to serve raw meat to your family or friends. That's never a good thing.

No matter how you serve this amazingly delicious chicken, this is sure to become a recipe you will come back to time and time again! Not to mention, it's good for you - you get a generous 1/2 cup serving for 145 calories, 2 grams of fat and over 25 grams of protein. That's a meal you can feel good about eating and one that will keep you full and going strong well after you eat it.

just a few simple ingredients

chicken dusted with seasonings and spices

cover in salsa verde

half way through (yes, I know I should not have taken off the lid, oops)

shredded and ready to enjoy!

Skinny CrockPot Chicken Verde (slightly adapted from Skinny Taste)

1 1/2 pounds raw skinless chicken tenders
1/2 - 1 teaspoon garlic powder (if you like more, use 1 teaspoon, if not, just 1/2 teaspoon will be fine)
1/8 teaspoon oregano
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
salt and pepper, to taste
16 oz your favorite salsa verde

Season chicken with garlic powder, oregano, cumin and salt and place in the bottom of the slow cooker. Cover with salsa verde, cover and cook HIGH 2-3 hours (3-4 if you are doing a double recipe).  When the chicken is fully cooked, remove chicken and shred with 2 forks. Place shredded chicken back into the crock pot, adjust seasoning to taste if needed and keep warm. Enjoy!

Easiest crock pot recipe EVER!

No comments:

Post a Comment