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Easy Crock Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

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WW Freestyle: 0
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs
Loaded with salsa verde and delicious chopped tomatoes, this healthy crock pot chicken is incredibly flavorful and extremely easy to make.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American/Southwest, Mexican
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 176

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5-ounces) roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups salsa verde (I use Herdez Salsa Verde)
  • 1/2 tablespoon (or to taste) ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon (or to taste) chili powder
  • chopped parsley or cilantro, for garnish
  • jalapeno rings, for garnish

Instructions 

  • Lightly spray the crock with cooking spray.
  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and place chicken in the crock pot.
  • Arrange onions and garlic over chicken breasts.
  • Add tomatoes, salsa verde, cumin, and chili powder; stir everything around to combine.
  • Cover and cook for 3.5 to 4 hours on HIGH, or 5 to 6 hours on LOW.
  • Remove cover and transfer chicken breasts to a cutting board; using two forks, shred the chicken.*
  • Stir shredded chicken back into the crock pot.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Top with fresh parsley or cilantro and jalapeno rings.
  • Serve in tacos, over salads, and/or rice.

Notes

*To shred the chicken, you can also place it in a mixing bowl and use your hand mixer or stand mixer to shred the chicken.
**You can serve this with flour tortillas, sandwich bread, and/or burger buns.
Or, serve it as is.
***Place leftovers in a container with a lid and refrigerate for 3 to 5 days.
WW Freestyle Points: 0 
Nutrition Facts
Easy Crock Pot Salsa Verde Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 686mg29%
Potassium 620mg18%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 702IU14%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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