Healthy salsa verde chicken is an easy slow cooker recipe with minimal preparation or ingredients. Made in your crockpot for easy clean-up, it’s also great for meal prepping and husband approved!
Let’s get something straight real quick… I’m not a chef. I actually really dislike being in the kitchen for hours on end (aside from baking!). I know this sounds weird since I’m a “food blogger”… but it’s the truth.
HOWEVER, I do love food. Eating food, trying new restaurants, micromanaging my waiter to make me the most bomb off-menu item, etc… but I mostly pride myself on quick and easy meals. Ones that I throw together in .2 seconds using random things I find in the kitchen. Meals that are efficient, easy, healthy and still taste BOMB.
I’m all about efficiency and getting resourceful.
Cooking is essentially a game for me. What can I come up with using the ingredients I already have that’s also healthy and tastes delicious?
That’s why my crockpot is my BFF.
My favorite meals come from this glorious little gem that takes up too much space in my tiny kitchen. Michael and I practically live off of my Honey Garlic Chicken and Shredded Chicken Breast recipe. We also love a big, warm bowl of white chicken chili topped with all the avocado and spices when it’s cold out.
It was only a matter of time before this salsa verde crockpot chicken made it to the blog because we’ve been eating it non-stop.
Michael LOVES spicy dishes (especially baked firecracker chicken) and I love Mexican cuisine, so this recipe was a win-win.
We love using this salsa verde crockpot chicken recipe to make tacos, salads, bowls, sandwiches… basically whatever our heart desires! It’s also a great recipe for meal prepping! New to meal prep? Check out my tips in this post.
SALSA VERDE CROCKPOT CHICKEN!
WHAT YOU NEED:
⁃About 1.5 pounds Chicken
⁃12 oz Salsa Verde (I used this brand)
⁃12 oz Chopped Tomatoes
⁃1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
⁃1 Tsp of. each (cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder)
⁃S & P to taste
⁃Olive Oil Spray
⁃Optional: hot sauce + crushed red pepper flakes (We’re huge fans of this hot sauce)
⁃Spray your crockpot with olive oil and place chicken at the bottom of your crockpot. Add in remaining ingredients (minus hot sauce, salt & pepper)
⁃Cook on high for 2-4 hours or low for 6-7 hours.
⁃If chicken is frozen, cook on high for 4 1/2 hours or low for 8 hours.
⁃Shred chicken in your crockpot so it soaks up all the sauce. Serve and add salt, pepper, hot sauce, etc.
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