I will put the following ingredients in my slow cooker- 2-4 pounds of chicken breasts
1-2 Jars of salsa – seriously whatever I have on hand.
1 can of black beans or kidney beans or pinto beans.
And If I have a bag of frozen corn around I am REALLY in business!
Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are healthy. They have none of the sodium found in ” taco packets”. PLUS everyone always LOVES them! Tonight, I decided to make them even HEALTHIER by adding an ENTIRE bag of spinach to the mix. Now, I don’t really need to hide spinach in food anymore. My two-year-old is starting to love spinach. BUT, why not pack more nutrition into our dinner? Today, I cooked the chicken in the salsa BEFORE putting the mixture in the slow cooker. ( because I got a late start). But this step is not necessary at all. After the chicken is cooked, you can help it along by cutting it with a knife. ( If you place this mixture in the slow cooker first thing in the morning, your chicken should shred on its own.) THEN I added an ENTIRE bag of Spinach. I chopped it first. I find that when you chop the spinach before adding it to meat mixtures, it will get ” hidden” easier. You will probably still see it a bit. You will eat it, not realizing its there. These tacos are SO healthy and So amazing. Every single time I make this meal I say to my husband Greg ” Why don’t I make this more?” Because it is truly so easy and healthy. If you don’t want to add spinach, I bet you could add your favorite vegetable. I think carrots or zucchini would hide well in this recipe too!