ChickenMalia Howe

Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken

ChickenMalia Howe
Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken

I've got an uber fast, uber yummy way to prep some chicken that will give you extra for the freezer, and that you can use a variety of ways. Interested? You should be. And the bonus is that it doesn't taste like it came from the crockpot. Wahoo!

Salsa Verde Chicken

-3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
-16 oz salsa verde (I like Frontera Tomatillo Salsa)
-2 t. cumin
-1 bottle of light beer or 1 cup chicken broth

Place the chicken in the crockpot, sprinkle with cumin (and some salt/pepper), pour salsa verde and beer (or broth) on top. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hrs or on high for 3-4, until chicken shreds easily with a fork. Use it for tacos, burritos, soups, casseroles, whatever. I decided to use it to make a healthier Chipotle-esque salad. Here's how we built 'em....
1 cup romaine
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
1/4 cup refried black beans
1/2 diced avocado
handful diced cherry tomatoes