Salsa chicken, recipe below
I get asked often for crock pot meals. I have 3 go-to meals that are fool-proof and SO easy—just 2-3 ingredients.
Frozen or regular chicken breasts or tenders
One jar of salsa
Dump them in. I usually put it on high and it’s done in 4 hours. Just before it’s done, I shred the chicken and let it simmer on low in the salsa.
I love to serve this for Mexican night. I make rice, refried beans, shells and serve with cheese, sour cream, lettuce, etc.
For the kids, they don’t really like all that as a mix so I just serve the chicken, rice and a can of corn to make a plate for them.
About 1/2 cup of water
Salt and pepper
Dump them in. I usually put it on high about 8-10 hours, or until it pulls apart with a fork
When it’s done, I separate the meat from the bone and then shred it. At this point, you can either mix in BBQ sauce or let people put their own on.
If you want, you can serve with hamburger buns or just eat it on its own. I always make baked beans with this. This is my go-to large group gathering meal. If you’ve been to eat at my house, you’ve probably eaten this.
One packet of dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup of water
Dump them in. I usually put it on high for about 8 hours, or until it pulls apart with a fork.
When it’s done, I separate the meat from the bone. I always make rice or mashed potatoes this this and make gravy from the leftover juice in the crock pot. BONUS! I added the gluten-free version of the gravy that I use.
BONUS: Gluten-free gravy
Juice from roast
3/4 + 1/4 cup of water
1/4 cup corn starch
Put roast juice in sauce pan. Add 3/4 cup of water. Heat to boiling on medium to medium-high. Mix 1/4 cup corn starch and 1/4 water until there are no bumps. Stir in corn starch mix and keep stirring until it thickens. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Really cannot get more simple than these 3. They’re great to pick up when the meat required is on sale and you can have a ton of REAL food for a great price.
Any really simple ones like this to add?
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