Do you have 15 minutes to devote to prepping dinner? If so, this Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken recipe is perfect for your next meal. It’s as easy as could be, and since it’s versatile, you can serve it in various ways. Get the details so you can add the dish to your weekly meal rotation.
Ingredients for Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
First, you need to gather some ingredients to whip up the dish. The recipe calls for:
- 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- 2 containers of medium salsa, refrigerated (16 ounces each)
- 1/4 cup of fresh oregano, chopped
- 8 cups of yellow rice, cooked and hot
- Lime wedges and chopped fresh cilantro for serving
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How to Make the Recipe
Once you gather your ingredients, you’ll be ready to make the recipe. It’s so simple that you can toss it together and then relax until dinner’s ready.
Start by sprinkling salt and pepper on the chicken thighs before adding them to the slow cooker. Then toss in the oregano and salt. Cover your slow cooker, turn it to high heat, and cook the chicken for two hours. When the time’s almost up, use a meat thermometer to check the chicken. You’ll want to turn off the slow cooker when the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Then remove the chicken from the slow cooker and place it in a heatproof bowl. It needs to cool for 10 minutes before you shred it. Next, pour the liquid from the slow cooker into the bowl, tossing the chicken around to coat each piece.
Finally, put the hot rice on plates, and top each rice pile with chicken. You can also add lime wedges and cilantro to garnish it.
It’s hard to believe a simple recipe can be this delicious, but it hits the mark. And after you have it a few times, you can mix things up using the salsa chicken for soft tacos instead of serving it over rice. Oh, you can even add it to baked potatoes to change the flavor. The options are practically limitless, so feel free to get creative when serving this dish.
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