Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Easy Healthy 2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
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.
According to my calculations, each serving has *4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus and *2 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints.
If you decide to use lean, skinless, boneless chicken breasts to make this salsa chicken, each serving will be *0 Freestyle SmartPoints.
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, 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 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:
This is the EASIEST slow cooker recipe EVER! Just TWO ingredients: salsa and chicken makes delicious juicy shredded chicken that can be used in tacos, over rice, over salad & more!
- 1-1/2 pounds lean skinless chicken thigh filets
- 1-1/2 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.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *4
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *2
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *0 using lean chicken breasts | *2 using boneless, skinless chicken thighs
*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 Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
This is how Tiffany makes her yummy pineapple salsa chicken in a casserole crock:
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