Spicy Shredded Chicken – A Crockpot Meal

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I broke out good ol’ Mr. Crockpot the other day for some cookin’ times. I had about a pound and a half of chicken that I’d defrosted and needed to use, so I figured I would just throw it in with the other half of that Crockpot Meal Kit thingy. Except that I realized I needed a Cream Of… soup for that and had none. Plan B!

Here’s what I did:


1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast

1 can peeled Roma tomatoes

Herbs and spices of choice

Garlic, minced

1/4 jar hot salsa (I used Mrs. Renfro’s Salsa Verde)

Buffalo sauce- a few dashes (optional)


It cooked for somewhere between 4 and 5 hours, until the chicken was easily flaking apart and shredable. As I stirred it up, basically all of it fell into shreds– perfect!

This would make a great filling for something– burritos, empanadas, enchiladas, tacos… maybe on top of pizza even.

The first night, I just put it in a bowl with some cheese on top. Delicious! I also froze some for future eating.

Yesterday, I made an open-faced sandwich with cheese on top and heated it in the toaster oven.

I think I’ll buy some tortillas to make the rest into something vaguely enchilada-like.



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