(Recipe servings will vary based on number and size of chicken breasts used)
|Throw in all of the ingredients|
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 jar of paleo-friendly salsa (look for a jar that doesn't have any foreign ingredients--I find mine at Whole Foods; Trader Joe's usually has some good options too)
4 cloves garlic, chopped
Juice of 2 limes
1 Tbsp black pepper
1 Tbsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
|After 6 hours on Low|
Wash and trim chicken
Put in the bottom of the crock-pot in a single layer as best you can
Evenly distribute garlic, black pepper, cumin, chili powder, onion powder and cayenne over the top of the chicken.
Juice the 2 limes over the chicken
Cover the chicken with the salsa
Put the lid on and set the crock-pot to cook on Low for 6 hours
Once it's done cooking, let it cool and shred the chicken.
|Photo credit to my amazing fiancé-- thanks, Max! :)|
This is a simple but flavorful and easily digestible protein that you can use in any meal or snack. I toss it into my salads and Max loves to pair it with his broccoli, rice or sweet potatoes. It's great since it's something we both eat which makes my life that much easier when it comes to cooking for the week. Also, if I ever get into a bind mid-week and we start running out of food it's easy to put into the crock-pot before bed and it's ready to go the next day. Problem solved, no need to panic -- block on my friends!
1 oz of shredded chicken = 1 block of protein