In need of a simple meal, minimal ingredient meal? This paleo and gluten free Stupid Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Verde will do the trick!
Summer cooking is all about simplicity. Something grilled. Something chilled. Something that doesn’t require a ton of effort but still tastes amazing. Enter: this month’s Recipe Redux theme:
Whether you go slow or fast, just don’t turn on the oven. Show us how to keep the kitchen cool by using one of these appliances: Slow cooker, instant pot, pressure cooker.
I’m all about the slow cooker all year long, but it definitely comes in handy during the summer. I throw everything in and just let it do it’s thing. No oven making my apartment hot. No slaving over the stove.
I contemplated a variety of recipes to try and decided that I wanted to create a recipe that fit in with my Texas lifestyle. Easy but a little bit spicy.
That’s exactly what this Stupid Easy Crockpot Chicken Verde is.
I know I say this a lot, but this recipe is SO EASY (hence the “stupid easy” in the title). You literally throw everything into the crockpot, and let it cook. Shred the chicken when it’s done, and that’s it.
And when I say throw everything into the crockpot, I mean two things: chicken and salsa verde. I added in a few extra spices, but that’s no big thang.
Go about your day doing whatever it is you do best, and in a few hours you’ll have a meal. All you have to do is shred the chicken and you’re good to go!
- 3.5-4 lbs boneless chicken breasts
- 2 16-oz jars salsa verde
- Optional spices (recommended): 1-2 Tbsp oregano + 2 tsp garlic powder
- Optional garnishes: diced avocado, tortilla strips
- Place all ingredients in a crockpot. Make sure chicken is fully covered in spices and salsa.
- Heat on high for 3.5-4 hours.
- Once cooked, use two forks to shred the chicken.
- Enjoy over rice topped with fresh avocado and/or tortilla strips.
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Are you a crockpot user? What’s your favorite thing to make?