Today I’m sharing a quick and easy crock pot meal that also happens to be Whole30. I adapted this from a non-Whole30 recipe and I just love it! It it easy to throw together and there are so many options for what to do with the chicken. I’ve probably made this about 3 times in the last month. Have a mentioned I’m a creature of habit?
One of my favorite things about this recipe is all the things you can do with it. I usually serve the chicken over a med of zoodles which keeps it Whole30. You can also serve it over rice (regular or cauliflower), use it as a topping on a baked potato, make tacos with it (which is what I did this time), or even use it to make a tasty omelet. It makes 6 serving, so you can even switch it up. I used it for tacos for two meals, made an omelet, and then used the rest with zoodles for lunches. Its easy AND economical!
Easy Whole30 Crock Pot Mexican Chicken
- 2 pounds chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup mild salsa (medium if you like spicy)
- 1 4 oz. can mild diced green chilies
- 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tsp EACH ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder,
- 1/2 tsp EACH smoked paprika, dry oregano, pepper
Rub chicken breasts with oil and place in the bottom of your slow cooker. Add all of the remaining ingredients. Cook on high for 2-4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours or until chicken is tender enough to shred.
Remove chicken to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before shredding (there will be liquid remaining). Return shredded chicken to the crock pot and let cook on low for an additional 20 minutes to absorb some of the liquid/juices.
*The original recipe suggested draining the excess liquid from the chicken when it is done. I put my colander on top of a bowl and do it that way. You can use the excess liquid when cooking your rice or just toss it.
I love that I can get a lot of different meals out of this recipe. Being single, sometimes crockpot recipes don’t work for me because I get sick of it before I actually work my way through it all. But this one can be used SO many ways that I have no problem eating this every single day.