Salsa Chicken (Monday Meals)

I need a better name for this but unless someone has a suggestion, we’ll just move on. This recipe calls for slow-cooker. According to My Fitness Pal, the below would be 470 calories (assuming six servings)

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp cilantro
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
juice of 1/2 lemon
8 oz salsa
1 tbs sour cream

I love this recipe because it is both easy and versatile. Combine ingredients in the slow cooker, except for the sour cream. Cover and cook, 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 on low.

When the time is up, the chicken will look as it does on the left. You can keep it as is if you like, when we go that way – I usually serve it with some quinoa but you could certainly go with rice. Otherwise, you can take the chicken out and shread it – which is super easy as it is very moist. Once shredded, put it back in the slow cooker and mix in the sour cream – which yields what you see on the right. With that version, I serve it with flour tortillas and add in some shredded cheese (my husband adds hot sauce as well). Clearly, whatever you add will affect the calorie count (and the gluten content). Either way, you can easily get six meals. It is super inexpensive and VERY yummy!  The photo doesn’t do it justice – but I wanted to demonstrate the two possible outcomes.



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