Salsa Verde Chicken 4 Ways

Crock pot to the rescue once again! This time it was a recipe for salsa verde chicken that I snagged from Gimme Some Oven (www.gimmeesomeoven.com). This recipe made enough chicken for me to be set for lunch and dinner all week! No-brainer lunches and dinners makes for a very happy dietetic intern.

Salsa Verde Chicken

  • Chicken breast (4 breasts, or about 2 lbs)
  • 1 jar salsa verde (16 oz)
  • 1 bottle Corona
  • Cumin

Toss everything together in the crock pot and let it cook on low for 6-8 hours. After cooking all day the chicken will shred easily with a fork. That’s it! I got 8 servings of chicken from this one recipe.

Here are some of the ways I served up this tangy chicken:

 Taco! 

Your standard flour tortilla filled with chicken, sautéed red peppers, onions, leftover kidney beans, and Mexican blend shredded cheese!
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Pseudo-Burrito Bowl

Chicken, brown rice, black beans, and cherry tomatoes. Paired with a delicious glass of cabernet sauvignon. I had this same dish another night of the week and added some shredded romaine lettuce and Mexican blend shredded cheese.

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Quesadilla

You could put almost anything in a tortilla with cheese and I’d be happy. For this meal, I sautéed some baby spinach and black beans with a little bit of garlic and layered it on top of the shredded cheese and chicken. Fold the tortilla right over top and let things get melty!

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Salad

This ended up being my lunch a couple times this week. It was super easy to throw together some lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and yellow peppers, then reheat the chicken at my site and toss it on top. A healthy and colorful lunch that kept me satisfied all afternoon!

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Salsa Verde Chicken: Tara Tested, Tara Approved! This recipe is a winner winner chicken dinner in more ways than one (literally). It’s healthy, it’s easy, and it is extremely versatile. I didn’t get bored with this chicken because I could prepare it in so many different ways. Give it a try and see what meals you can come up with!

Nutrition Information: 1 serving of chicken – Calories: 159 kcal Total fat: 3.1 g Saturated fat: 0.6 g Sodium: 862.5 mg Carbohydrate: 4.1 g Dietary fiber: 0 g Sugar: 0 g Protein: 24.5 g

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