Salsa Chicken is my absolute favorite crockpot recipe. It makes a ton of food that you can save and reheat easily. We have served it a variety of ways: over rice, in a taco salad, in tortillas with all the usual taco fixings. You could add it to some chili. It’s easy, it’s versatile, it’s delicious. And it doesn’t require a ton of ingredients so it’s pretty easy to make in a pinch.
What You’ll Need:
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 1/2 cups of salsa of your choice. (A chunky salsa works better)
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- pinch of red chile powder
- 3 tbsp fresh lime juice.
What You’ll Do:
- Coat slow cooker with nonstick spray and arrange chicken breast halves in it.
- Pour salsa over chicken.
- Cover and cook on HIGH about 3-3 1/2 hours, until chicken is tender and cooked through. (The salsa will thin out a bit as the chicken cooks and makes it’s own juices.)
- Stir in the cumin, chile powder and lime juice.
- Cover and cook another 15 minutes before serving.
Previously: Whole Poached Chicken; Simple Sesame Noodles
I’m beginning to think that my favorite food is Peanut Noodles. I love them. I could probably eat them every day. Cold, warm, room temperature. I’ll eat them as leftovers for breakfast, scarf them down before I have my coffee. They are perfect for lunch, or as a quick snack between appointments on a busy afternoon. We often make them for dinner, in large batches and try our best not to eat them all in one sitting so that we can continue to enjoy them throughout the week. Peanut noodles are the best. The only problem is that they require a few too many ingredients–as least the recipe I use and love–and I often find that we are missing an ingredient or two, and far too often the ingredient we’re missing is the one we need most: peanut butter.
These Simple Sesame Noodles from Pioneer Woman are my backup whenever I’m craving some asian-style noodles but don’t have everything I need to pull together my peanut recipe. They are so quick and so simple and really, really tasty. And like my favorite peanut noodles, you can make them in really large batches and eat them throughout the week. They keep really well, store easily and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can add some chopped veggies, tofu or chicken for something a little more substantial.
Whether you’re super busy with kids, super busy with work, or just super busy feeling too lazy for anything complicated, I highly recommend adding these noodles to your regular rotation.