Eat By Color Salsa Chicken

salsa chicken ebc

This is one of my absolute favorite meals. Easy to make and so versatile you can use it in a number of different ways all week long!
Here are a few suggestions:
Serve as a wrap
Serve over brown rice
Serve in a salad
Use tortilla chips as a spoon
Just eat it cold and your protein and veggie servings are covered!

If you are doing once/week food prep, I suggest doubling the recipe. Because of the many meal options, this is also a wonderful dish to use at parties in place of the usual italian beef or pizza and so much better for everyone!

Minutes to Prepare: 5
Minutes to Cook: 6-8 hours on low
Number of Servings: 8

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
3 tablespoons sour cream, reduced fat

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.
15 minutes to prepare; 6-8 hours 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, (do not us too much water! If chicken becomes too runny, place in a strainer for a bit) 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.
Makes eight 1 cup servings.


Makes 2 Tablespoons:
2 tsp hot chilli powder
1.5 tsp paprika
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp sea salt
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp oregano
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper or to taste
1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)

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