Super easy crockpot tomatillo salsa chicken

Hello!

Thank goodness it’s finally Thursday!

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Is it just me or has this been the longest week ever?

I don’t know what it is but I’ve been struggling to get out of the house on time each morning. “On time” in my world is early so it’s not like I’ve been late to work, I’ve just been less early. #firstworldproblems

But still, that’s not like me. I’ll be glad when the weekend is here! Maybe I can recharge my inner clock and get my mornings back in gear.

Although, I’m fairly certain I know why I was dragging a little this morning.

A quick thunderstorm rolled through last night. I know this because I was awakened at 12:30 by the LOUDEST and LONGEST clap of thunder I have ever heard. Seriously, I swear it was right about the house! And then, immediately afterwards, I suddenly had a 60 pound dog blanket.

Yep, this girl is afraid of thunder storms.

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Luckily, the rest of the thunder rumbles were low and far away in the distance so she calmed down pretty quickly and decided to just lay next to me instead of on top of me. πŸ™‚

Β So, I’ve been using the hell out of my crockpot this week.

I’m hitting CrossFit after work every day so by the time I get home, I’m hungry and I don’t want to think about what’s for dinner.

I thawed some chicken breasts from the farmer’s market and decided to put this jar of tomatillo salsa we found at Harris Teeter to good use!

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Super Easy Tomatillo Salsa Chicken
serves about 6, depending on how many chicken breasts you use

2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or use a combo of breasts & thighs, if you prefer)
1 jar tomatillo salsa (make sure you read the ingredients and avoid fake stuff like high fructose corn syrup, etc)
1/2 cup chicken broth (I added this to cut down on the “green-ness” of the salsa)
salt and pepper to taste
Hot steamed rice
Black beans, rinsed and drained (optional)

Place chicken breasts in crockpot. Top with salsa and chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper.

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Cook on low 8 hours. Serve over rice (and black beans), if desired.

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OM NOM NOM!!!

I’ll be honest – the leftovers for lunch the next day were even better than the original dinner. So, if you can, make enough for leftovers!

Talk to me: Do you prefer red salsa or green salsa? Do you have any pets afraid of thunderstorms? Have you ever tried the “thunder coat?”

We’ve considered it but it’s expensive (like $60!) and it’s not like we can leave her in it all day during spring/summer when severe thunderstorms pop up without warning. THAT couldn’t be good for her.

– jennifer

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4 thoughts on “Super easy crockpot tomatillo salsa chicken

    • It’s this piece of clothing that you can put on your dog (they even make them for cats!) and it supposedly calms them down. I guess it’s tight-fitting and makes them feel safer and more secure, as it you were holding them. They also make thunder shirts and other things. They can also be used to calm a pet during travel, car crating, vet visits, etc. I’ve just never known anyone who’s actually used one! I feel so bad for her because she’s so scared but I don’t know … I just let her sleep on me. πŸ™‚

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