Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Gabby’s Eats: Super Easy Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Gabby is always intrigued when I use the slow cooker and loves to peek in and see what ingredients I am placing in there to start.  She also likes tasting the end results and is quite impressed that, if done the right way, the “set it and forget it” crock pot cooking motto really rings true and works.  We haven’t made a whole lot of main dishes together yet so I thought doing a basic recipe using the slow cooker would be a fun way to start.  Gabby loves tacos AND I have been wanting to develop a simple salsa chicken recipe so it seemed like the perfect thing to create together.  All we had to do was  throw in a few pounds of chicken breast, our favorite mild jarred salsa and a couple of yummy spices and it all came together deliciously.  In just a few hours we had flavorful and moist shredded chicken to use in tacos, on salad, in sandwiches or even in omelets and it was so easy to make!

3 pounds chicken breasts
32 ounces jarred salsa ( we just used two 16 ounce jars of Sprout’s mild brand)
1/2 cup low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1-2 teaspoons ground cumin
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
salt and pepper to taste

Add all the ingredients to large slow cooker and cook on low for 4.5 hours. Break up chicken with fork to shred it and then cook for another 30 minutes.
Makes 10 cups, 10 servings 

Serving size  1 cup   Calories  190 Protein 29  g Carb  9 g Fiber  0 g Sugars 3  g Fat 3.5   g Saturated fat  1 g Sodium 540 mg
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