Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken - Delicious, fall-apart chicken thighs made with fresh ingredients. NO dried spices or salsa jars needed!
When you're dealing with mold toxicity, one of the things you might consider avoiding is dried spices. It's one of the most overlooked sources, and it can be a rather important one.
This has been particularly difficult for me, as I love spices!
How in the world was I to create delicious Mexican food at home without chili powder and cumin?!
Well, as with sugar, my taste eventually adjusted to the lack. It really is amazing how you can 'retrain' your buds to enjoy food that is made without tons of sugar and added flavorings.
I came up with today's salsa chicken recipe a while back at the height of my food allergies, post Mickie.
It was such a hit with everyone that it has become a staple, and by that, I mean something that I make at least once a week.
Those are the best recipes, aren't they?
How to make this chicken into a great meal:
I've grown up/live in Arizona, so I am a lover of Mexican food and have re-created some pretty terrific recipes, many of which are on the blog.
Some of them that you might consider pairing with this salsa chicken include:
Fluffy Mexican Rice (Instant Pot)
Vegan Refried Beans
Spelt Flour Tortillas (the best!)
Spicy Southwestern Dressing
Instant Pot Charro Beans
Some other accoutrements that we like include
Tortilla chips, guacamole, grated cheese, sour cream, and salsa!
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
- 3 pounds chicken thighs trimmed of excess fat
- ½ large yellow onion chopped
- ½ large green bell pepper chopped
- 3 large garlic cloves minced
- 2 Roma tomatoes chopped
- juice 1/2 lime
- 1 tsp sea salt plus more to taste
- ½ tsp black pepper
- large handful cilantro chopped
- Mix all of the ingredients together (minus cilantro) in a slow cooker (around 5-6-quart).
- Let the mixture cook on high for 4-5 hours.
- Stir in the cilantro at the end.
Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday, 571. Hope you will come back to see us real soon!
This recipe looks really good and I will definitely try this! I can't really rate this recipe yet as I haven't tried it but am rating it on the ease of the recipe -and the fact that I love my slow cooker for those days I don't feel like cooking. I love spice but not too much to overtake the food, so I would try this recipe and add a fresh Jalapeno pepper (I take the seeds out as they are the really spicy part of the pepper). The unseeded Jalapeno pepper still has a bit of a bite,, which I like. Thanks Lauren for sharing this recipe - can't wait to try it!