WW Recipe of the Day: Easy 2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
(187 calories | 2 2 2 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
This simple, 2-ingredient Weight Watchers Friendly slow cooker salsa chicken recipe could NOT be easier.
It's one of my go-to recipes perfect for busy days.
Salsa is one of my favorite healthy, low calorie, 0 points seasonings.
It's a delicious way to sneak in an extra serving of veggies without even trying 🙂
If you love Mexican shredded chicken, you will want to give this easy 2-ingredient slow cooker recipe a try.
Skinny on 2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
Be sure to use your favorite salsa. The chicken will release plenty of juice during cooking, which will dilute the flavors a bit. So, if you like spicy food be sure to use a salsa with some "kick."
You can use this shredded slow cooker salsa chicken all kinds of ways.
In tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, enchiladas, taquitos, quesadillas, or sandwiches. With rice and vegetables.
I like it on top of salad because the salsa acts as a great dressing.
This recipe makes 6 servings. And it's easy to double when feeding a crowd or portion out and freeze for future quick and easy meals.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Crock Pot Salsa Chicken?
According to my calculations, each serving (made with boneless, skinless chicken thighs) has about 187 calories and:
2 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
If you decide to use lean, skinless, boneless chicken breasts to make this salsa chicken, each serving will be:
2 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
Curious about Weight Watchers new myWW Green, Blue and Purple plans? Watch this short video to learn more:
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken Recipe Variations
different salsas: there are so many choices available today - red, green, chipotle, black bean, fruit, etc.
different meats: substitute lean pork or beef for the chicken
additional spice: add spices such as chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, etc. to boost the flavor
vegetarian: substitute beans—black, white, pinto, garbanzo beans—for the chicken
chicken & bean: stir in a can of rinsed and drained beans
more veg: add chopped onion, bell pepper, jalapeño, corn, etc.
If you like this easy, healthy 2-ingredient salsa shredded chicken, be sure to check out some of my other easy, healthy Weight Watchers friendly slow cooker recipes including Skinny Slow Cooker Goddess Chicken, Easy 5-Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Lasagna, 4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs, Easy Slow Cooker Italian Sloppy Joes and Skinny Slow Cooker 5-Spice Chicken
Watch this video to see how easy it is to make up your own version of slow cooker salsa chicken at home:
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Easy 2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken Recipe
- 1-½ pounds lean skinless chicken thigh filets
- 1-½ cups thick and chunky salsa
- Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
- Place the chicken in your slow cooker. Top with the salsa.
- Cover and cook on LOW until the chicken is tender, 4 to 6 hours.
- When cooked, remove the chicken and set on a large plate or cutting board and shred with two forks.
- Add the shredded chicken back into the crock pot with the pots juices. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired.
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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