Saturday, September 4, 2010

Slow Cooker: Spicy Chicken. Very TASTY.

Dude, this is as easy AND tasty as it gets. Two ingredients - chicken and salsa - cooking for 8-10 hrs on low or 4-6 on high in the star chef of your kitchen - the slow cooker. When cooked, the chicken is so tender that you can just stir the aroma-rich mixture up and that pipin' poultry in there will just fall apart into nice shreds. The chicken and salsa form a great relationship here, but truthfully the salsa does all the work. Ideally, it would be great to make your own garden fresh salsa - but I didn't have a garden or time today, so I bought garden fresh salsas from my local Wal-mart.

I cooked 2 lbs. chicken tenders with a mixture of half the chipotle garlic salsa and half the hot garden salsa. I made tacos with double corn tortillas (warmed in a non-stick skillet), sliced roma tomatoes, chunked avocado, chopped cilantro and pepper jack cheese. I topped that off with some fresh squeezed lime juice. It looked so good and tasted so good that I didn't take any pictures of the final product. I already knew I wanted to make a blog post out of this, so the fact that I didn't take any pictures should tell you how tasty these tacos were. On a completely unrelated note, my daughter ate her first "solids" today - rice cereal. Here she is begging for one of our spicy chicken tacos today, since she eats "solids" now..

"I can haz spicee chikinz?"


  1. both the chicken and the pork look great. and super easy. time to break out my slow cooker!

  2. My mom makes a similar recipe and I've always loved it. Love the baby pic!!!



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