Wednesday, April 24, 2013

What's for Dinner: Easy Crockpot Salsa Chicken

Do you ever wonder sometimes why it seems like everything is much harder than it needs to be? Yesterday morning I made Noah an english muffin with peanut butter and honey on it. He came to the table and proceeded to have a phenomenal melt-down because the peanut butter had peanuts in it. This from a kid who can eat like half a jar of peanuts in about 10 minutes. I scraped the offending nuts off, but that was not good enough. I offered every other possible breakfast choice we had in our house, but he wanted none of it. I told him to go brush his teeth and he screamed at me, "But I'm hungry!" 

Seriously...why does it have to be so hard?

Well, there are some things in life that are just easy. Sleeping late, eating chocolate cake, deciding whether or not you should have a coffee in the morning - so easy. Procrastinating, letting 10 minutes on Facebook turn into an hour, staying up past your bedtime - super easy! 

You know what else is easy? This dinner. Seriously, SO EASY! (Sorry no pictures of actual food because it's hard to get good ones, but how about a picture of a crockpot...easy!)

Crockpot Salsa Chicken


1-2 lbs boneless chicken thighs (I use Wegmans organic)
1 16 oz jar salsa
lime, sour cream, cheese, avocado, tortillas

Put chicken in crockpot. Pour jar of salsa on top. Cook on high for 3-3.5 hours or low for 5-6 hours, just pick whichever is easiest!

Shred the chicken with a fork (it will just fall apart) and eat it however you want it - in a salad, in a burrito, in a bowl with some sour cream and avocado on top with a little squeeze of lime, in a tupperware for lunch tomorrow - you pick.


1 comment :

  1. I made a good one last night! Boneless skinless chicken breasts, 16 oz fat free sour cream, 1 can fat free cream of mushroom, one packet onion soup mix. Put chicken in pot, mix other ingredients and cover chicken with it. Cook low for 7 hours(ish) or high for 4. Eat over noodles, rice, quinoa...whatever! It was YUMMY! Even with the fat free stuff my husband (who does not believe in fat free stuff) went back for more :D A little high in sodium but for a once in a while thing it was good!


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