Summer has me like… ughh when it comes to dinner. We are gone all day and by the time we get home the last thing I feel like doing is cooking a hot meal in the kitchen! I like to make double batches of crock-pot chicken and pork to keep us afloat on those nights everyone walks in the door starving and we need a meal in less than 20! Yes we could hit the drive thru and sometimes we do. But to be honest we all prefer a home cooked meal! Take out is overrated in my opinion. I never feel good after eating out and to me it’s just not worth the stomachache anymore! I’m constantly creating new recipes to make my fridge a fast food option! The key to success is to make fast food available to you at home. Pre-cooked protein is always a winner! That way when you’re hangry you grab the good stuff and not the bad! This one wins all the things!
Easy Crock-Pot Salsa Verde Chicken
Omit corn and corn tortilllas if Whole 30 and double check salsa verde ingredients if using other brands.
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- I jar/container 12-16oz clean salsa verde. (We love Trader Joe's and Whole Foods roasted salsa verde 365 brand)
- 1/4 cup organic chicken stock
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- dash of cinnamon
- salt and pepper to taste
- juice of two limes
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/2 package Trader Joes pre-roasted corn omit if Whole 30
- grape tomatoes
Place chicken stock in crock pot and add chicken.
Sprinkle with garlic powder, cinnamon, salt and pepper.
Add crushed garlic and spread on top of chicken breasts.
Add salsa verde.
Cook on low 4-6 hours or high 3-4 (see below for Instant Pot instruction) or until chicken shreds easily with fork. Each crock pot seems to cook differently so be sure to test chicken half way in.
Once chicken is ready, shred with a fork.
Add lime juice and cilantro. Adjust seasonings if needed.
Serve in lettuce boats or with fresh corn tortillas. Top with roasted corn, grape tomatoes and guacamole. Enjoy!
**If using your Instant Pot, omit chicken stock and cook for 25 minutes on the poultry setting.