Easy One Pot Meal: Salsa Chicken

01128This is one of the most popular recipes that I’ve ever cooked! It is a family favorite and is very popular for meal trains and freezer meal swaps!

I’m constantly tweaking and improving my recipe, so I wanted to share this recipe with you. I cook this all day in the crockpot and it makes the house smell sooooo good!

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 lbs of frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts (rule of thumb for this recipe 1/4 lb of meat per person, plus an extra 1/4 lb of meat for leftovers or seconds)
  • 3 cups of your favorite salsa
  • 1 bag frozen tri colored peppers and onions

Optional ingredients:

  • 1/2c. chicken broth
  • 1 cup rice or 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 C shredded cheese

Directions:

  1. In a crockpot, place the first four ingredients.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. (If you opt to add the last two ingredients) About an hour before serving add rice or quinoa to the crockpot along with the broth and turn crockpot up to medium or high. Meal is done once grain is done to your liking.
  4. Stir before serving.
  5. Ladle into bowls.
  6. Top with cheese (optional, but tasty) and serve.

Makes 6-8 servings. Sometimes I turn leftovers into quesadillas, or add more broth and some C&W Southwest veggie blend and it transforms into a hearty soup! It’s so versatile and easy to make!

Review: Freshly

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Have You heard of Freshly? It’s a gourmet fresh meal delivery subscription service. Every Freshly meal is free of gluten, wheat, refined sugars, peanuts, artificial colors & artificial flavors. And as a bonus, most of the meals are Paleo too!

Packed with veggies and lean proteins, these meals are low in calories too, especially when compared to other fresh meal delivery services. What I love about Freshly is their four company tenets:

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It’s nice that a company is concerned about what goes into it’s food!  We tried six meals, and here are the two I was able to photograph before they seemingly evaporated (into our tummies, that is).

Grilled Chicken Breast Fajita
Grilled Chicken Breast Fajita
Grilled Chicken Breast Fajita after heating for just 2 minutes
Grilled Chicken Breast Fajita
Grilled Chicken Breast Fajita
Grilled Chicken Breast Fajita

 

 

 

Chicken Rustica with Roasted Cauliflower
Chicken Rustica with Roasted Cauliflower
Chicken Rustica with Roasted Cauliflower
Chicken Rustica with Roasted Cauliflower
Chicken Rustica with Roasted Cauliflower
Chicken Rustica with Roasted Cauliflower

The Grilled Chicken Breast Fajita was very moist and juicy- and the chicken breast was HUGE! The rice with the sauce was super tasty!

Hubs gobbled down most of the Chicken Rustica with Roasted Cauliflower– The sauce was so rich and creamy!

They have breakfast entrees too!

While I love to cook, I know that some people don’t. And for those people who crave healthy food and either can’t or don’t cook, Freshly is a great option! They are a bit pricey compared to frozen entrees in the grocery store, but honestly, the portions with Freshly are 2-3 times bigger that that frozen entree in your freezer! And they are delivered FRESH to your door!  These entrees were perfect for the week when Hubs was working 14 hour days, between his day job and rehearsal for the play he is in.

To check out their current offering of entrees and any deals, visit their website at https://www.freshly.com.  I don’t have a coupon code to share with you, like I usually do with my reviews, but you may be able to find one with a quick google search.

Disclosure: I received six meals free from Freshly in order to facilitate this review. I received No financial compensation, and all opinions are my own.