I used to be a snob about home cooking . I felt that for a meal to be “homemade” every aspect needed to be made from scratch – let’s just say, you would never catch me using pancake mix or jarred marinara. I loved trying new recipes, making all of my own sauces and dressings and exercising my creative muscle in the kitchen – it was kind of my thing. Of course, I still enjoy all of those things, but let’s be real, as a mom of two young kids, I don’t always have the time or energy for all that.
Sometimes, I wish that dinner would magically appear on our table.
I’ve come to accept that it won’t, and with that, I’ve discovered the next best thing.
This dinner requires ZERO prep work!!
So, maybe this isn’t exactly a recipe, buuuuuut it’s my go to meal for when I want to put as little effort as possible into cooking and not be stuck with a big mess to clean up.
SUPER EASY SALSA CHICKEN
Place your chicken in the crockpot.
Cover each breast completely with salsa.
Set crockpot to cook on low for 5-6 hours.
Feel accomplished and get on with your life!
When the timer goes off, shred your chicken.
YUM! That chicken looks good!!
Eat your chicken how ever you want! My go to is a soft taco with avocado!
Can you even believe how easy that is?!
If you’re not into Mexican inspired dishes, you can also use this formula with whatever kind of sauce you like. I’ve tried several and they’re all just as awesome.
BBQ Sauce / I usually will shred the chicken and serve it on a bun with lettuce.
Teriyaki / I like to break the chicken into bigger pieces and serve over rice with a side of steamed veggies.
Curry / I serve this the same way that I serve the teriyaki. It would be great with naan, too!
This meal has been a weekly staple in our house because I know that when l make this chicken, in all of its variations, my family is happy and that makes me happy, because it’s essentially effortless!