Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps  

Lacey Houseman, 29, Thomaston, Ga.

"I like to toss this together before I leave the house, and a few hours later, dinner is ready."

Yield: Serves: 6
Cost per Serving: $1.32
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 224
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbohydrate: 10g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 126mg
  • Sodium: 698mg

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup jarred salsa
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Cooked rice or warmed tortillas, optional

Preparation

  1. 1. Mist a slow cooker with cooking spray. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in slow cooker. In a large bowl, mix remaining ingredients except for optional rice or tortillas. Pour over chicken; turn to coat. Cover and cook on low until chicken is falling-apart tender, 3 to 5 hours.
  2. 2. Turn slow cooker to warm and, using two forks, shred chicken. Serve over rice or with warmed tortillas, if desired.
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