SALSA CHICKEN >> two ingredients!Nov 03, 2020
Salsa chicken requires only two ingredients, is quick to prepare, and is yours to enjoy in countless dishes.
Salsa chicken is my go-to recipe when I need to meal prep in a pinch. Our favorite ways to enjoy this recipe include:
- Tacos with salsa chicken, corn tortillas, avocado, and extra veggies
- Quesadillas using Flat Out wraps and stuffed with salsa chicken, cheese and sautéed peppers and onions. With extra salsa and plain Greek yogurt on top!
- Burrito bowls with lettuce, black beans and corn, salsa chicken, guacamole, pickled onion, and sautéed peppers and onions.
- Taco pizza with a whole grain pizza crust, tomatoes, cheese, green onions, and sliced avocado!
We hope you enjoy this easy and flavorful pulled chicken recipe!
These Nutrition Facts are for 2 ounces cooked Salsa Chicken which is the equivalent protein and calorie content of about 3 ounces raw! You can adjust the portion as needed for your personal protein needs and appetite.
- 2 (16 ounces or 1/2 pound) chicken breast, raw
- 1 cups (250mL) salsa
- Place the chicken breasts in a slow cooker and cover with the salsa.
- Cover and cook on high for 4 hours (or low for 6-8 hours). Alternatively, use a pressure cooker.
- Shred the chicken and toss with the remaining salsa and juices until well-mixed. I like using an electric mixer to shred it. It works wonderfully!
- Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days. This chicken also freezes wonderfully!
*You can use just about any cut of chicken for this recipe. For easy shredding, I recommend boneless chicken breasts or thighs.
** The ratio of salsa is 1/2 cup per one chicken breast. So you can increase or decrease the total as needed for you and your family!
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