Makes 4-6 servings
1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat (I threw mine in frozen)
2 cups picante sauce or salsa (I like mild, but use whatever your taste buds can handle)
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp chili powder
1. In a medium slow cooker (3-5 quart) combine the salsa, mustard, coriander and chili powder.
2. Nestle the chicken into the slow cooker.
3. Cover and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours, until chicken is tender.
4. Remove chicken and cut into small chunks or shred. Stir back into the sauce.
5. Serve chicken and sauce over rice, barley, or on flour tortillas.
Last week I was at a family reunion and was talking to family members about ideas for my blog. Someone mentioned they want more recipes that are SO easy. Like 5 ingredients or less. Sometimes I struggle with these types of recipes because I know that a good slow cooker recipe often contains many spices to make up for the blandness and runniness that occur when cooking something in moist heat for hours and hours. I also like to add garlic and onion as well to give recipes a flavor boost. Something that I’ve noticed, however, is that salsa is a great ingredient to use in slow cooker recipes. Its flavor holds up in the slow cooker and it contains onions and peppers and flavorful ingredients that brighten any dish. So in my effort to add more of these easy 5 ingredient recipes I tried this chicken recipe. Salsa was the main star but the Dijon mustard gave it a nice tang and the coriander and chili powder gave it a boost as well. At the end of the cooking time no additional seasonings were needed. 4 stars for easiness and for sufficient flavor!