RECIPE: Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Let your slow cooker do all the work for this super easy recipe! Perfect for those busy weekdays and nights.

Ingredients – Makes 8 servings

2 pounds (32 ounces) chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 cup salsa, homemade or purchased
1 cup petite diced canned tomatoes (choose low-sodium)
2 tablespoons Taco Seasoning 
1 cup onions, diced fine
1/2 cup celery diced fine
1/2 cup carrots, shredded

1 medium red bell pepper sliced/chopped
3 tablespoons sour cream, reduced fat (optional)

Top with low-fat shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

(add as many vegetables as you’d like for increased fiber and nutrients)

Directions
Salsa Chicken is easy to make; just put all the ingredients in a slow cooker and let the machine do the work. There are infinite variations, and your family is guaranteed to like each one. 
6-8 hours to prepare; 15 minutes of active cooking time
Makes 8 one-cup servings of chicken. 

Place the chicken in a slow cooker. Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the meat then layer the vegetables and salsa on top. Pour a half cup water over the mixture, set on low and cook for 6-8 hours. The meat is cooked when it shreds or reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. When ready to serve, break up the chicken with two forks then stir in the sour cream. (optional)

Nutritional Info

  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 180
  • Total Fat: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 72.4 mg
  • Sodium: 240.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.5g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 27.3g

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