Crock-Pot Salsa Chicken: 2 Ingredient Recipe!

January 5, 2012 · 8 comments

Finally winter decided to arrive just in time for Frozen Fenway. Like the winter classic where two NHL teams play head to head in an outdoor arena, once a year the home of the Red Sox is transformed into a hockey rink. College teams, as well as local and community organizations get to use the ice time. My sister’s fiance is a hockey ref in the AHL and was asked to officiate the game between the Boston Police and Fire Departments.

It wasn’t so bad sitting in the sun. There weren’t many people there but I was happy to spend some quality time at 9 AM with my big sister. She often sits by herself at her fiance’s games, so I was happy to go. It also was an all around cool experience being inside the ball park all decorated for holidays. We went on the field afterwards and even took a few pictures in the dug out, with my Dunkin’ Donuts coffee… they Sox run on Dunkin’ afterall!

Afterwards, I took a Tabata Interval class at Equinox that officially kicked my butt and then headed over to my first day at Oficio, a home away from home kinda workplace environment. I decided to join for the month of January after getting pretty lonely working from home that past month. It’s also only a couple blocks from my apartment so that works out nicely.

While there, I put some finishing touches on my newest YouTube video featuring a family favorite recipe called Salsa Chicken. It’s the easiest and tastiest dish ever. There are two ingredients, salsa and chicken. You do need a Crock-Pot aka slow cooker. Just combine the two and cook for 8 hours on low. You can do it on high. Half way through, pull the chicken apart using two forks if you are around. If not, no worries.

Here are few ideas of how to serve it:

  • Chicken Tacos
  • Enchiladas
  • Chicken Nachos

For the nachos, I used portion controlled cheese of course. I used The Laughing Cow Mini Babybel Light in the photo above – actually only 1/2 of one and it melts so nicely. You can pull it apart, or grate it to cover more surface area. It’s easy to count the number of chips you put on a plate but I never seem to measure out calorie dense cheese. Using a Mini Babybel takes away the guessing and allows me to enjoy one of my favorite treats. I also add black olives and jalapenos to my nachos. They make it taste better.

My go-to and favorite use for salsa chicken is on top of a salad. For a dressing I mix 3 parts salsa, 1 part ranch dressing or Greek yogurt. It’s amazing.

Lastly, my sister uses the chicken to make chili. It’s awesome but I’ll have to request the recipe from her since I’m not sure of it offhand.

My brother, a Patriots football blogger, introduced me to this recipe and now I’m addicted. Gotta love the slow cooker on a busy winter day!

Do you have a slow cooker?

I’m always amazed at the number of fans slow cooker Facebook pages have! Must be a popular item I guess unlike other kitchen electronics that typically go unused after their initial usage.

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1 Kristy Doyle January 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm

I love my slow cooker! It’s such a handy thing to have when you’re working, working out and going to school!

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2 Jenny January 5, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I love crockpot recipes…so simple to throw together. My fiance and I actually had one for dinner last night. Two ingredients – chicken breasts and BBQ sauce and we ended up with awesome pulled BBQ chicken!

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3 Marla-Deen January 6, 2012 at 2:44 am

With three hungry boys and busy days I love a crock pot!! Another easy recipe is chicken breasts and a jar of marinara sauce. I like to season the chicken breasts, but that’s not a must. Let it cook during the day and then serve on top of whole wheat pasta. Top with a bit of parmesan cheese. The chicken just falls apart – easy and delicious!! Give it a try!

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4 Viviana January 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm

I love my slow cooker but I don’t use it a lot in San Diego ;) it was 80 F yesterday! I definitely want to use it more, there are some excellent soup recipes out there. You can also freeze slow cooker meals in freezer bags and throw them in…amazing time saver! Works well with stews!

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5 Josie @ happycorredora.com January 7, 2012 at 9:23 am

Ah slow cookers look cool! My mum and sister got ones for christmas but I didn’t coz its too hard to lug half way across the world. But I love the idea of coming home to a hot meal!

That office place sounds cool. I don’t have a job right now- I can totally relate to the ‘staying in your house’ too much!

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6 Jen@FoodFamilyFitness January 7, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I love salsa chicken! I usually make a batch and use it for different lunches for myself during the week.

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