Ok guys!! Another super simple chicken recipe with multiple ways to enjoy it! Either as a main dish with some yummy veggie sides, over a salad with some added cheese and sour cream, or on a low carb wrap! Extremely convenient to set and forget in the crock pot overnight, while at work, or bake in the oven for a quick dinner!
Salsa- 1 jar (regular not large size)
1 packet of low sodium taco seasoning
4-6 chicken breasts
Pre-heat oven to 350 or set out crock pot
place thawed chicken breasts in 13x 9 pan (or place in crock pot)
pour salsa and 1 packet of taco seasoning over chicken
** may sprinkle cheese on top if desired
Bake for 35-45 minutes (depending on thickness and # of chicken breasts) OR
Cook on LOW for 6-7 hrs in crockpot overnight OR
Cook on HIGH for 4 hrs in crockpot
Serve as main dish with a salad and veggie OR
overtop of a bed of lettuce add sour cream, cheese, guacamole, etc for a “taco salad” OR
on a low carb wrap for taco night! :)
**Lots of ways to enjoy this incredibly simple chicken recipe. It is extremely moist and you can add a little more “kick” with a hotter taco seasoning, more of it, or some hot sauce!
We actually had this twice this week!!! I like to add a little extra salsa for additional moisture and flavor and prefer mine a top a salad. My husband prefers his as a main dish and can serve with steamed broccoli or green beans and some cauliflower mashed potatoes (recipe coming soon!!)
If you are bored with chicken, here is a super yummy and easy way to change things up!!! We love us some chicken at the Fowler house hold, but I am always looking for new ways to spruce it up and get creative!!! Chicken doesn’t have to be boring! You can enjoy it with many seasonings, spices, or marinades (caution with marinades and sauces b/c many of them have lots of sugar/ carbs! ) This recipe is one of my husbands new favs! He has requested it twice in 8 days! :) I know the way to a man’s heart :) ha! It’s super easy, looks kinda fancy on the plate, but only takes a few minutes to prepare. (I took a picture but am having a hard time getting it downloaded :()
4-6 chicken breasts (free-rancge/ hormone free)
ham or turkey (nitrite free- I buy Boar’s Head)
bacon ( nitrite free)
low carb Italian dressing (i used lite zesty italian- kraft brand- 3 nc/ 2 tbsp)
pound out each individual chicken breast to make it as thin/ flat as possible
lay a piece of ham or turkey (or both) down inside the chicken
next, lay a piece of swiss cheese on top of that (so its stacked, chicken, ham/ turkey, cheese)
roll chicken up with the ham/turkey and swiss in the middle
use a toothpick to secure it in place
wrap 2 pieces of bacon around the outside of the chicken and secure in place with 2 more toothpicks
lay in 13×9 greased pan (with olive oil)
drizzle italian dressing over top for marinade
bake at 350-375 for 45 minutes (could take longer if doing more chicken breasts or thicker chicken breasts)
Enjoy along side your favorite green veggies or with a spinach salad!
If you are looking for good deals on free-range chicken, check out Trader Joes, they have some great deals! You could also try this with a BBQ sauce marinade instead of Italian, I am going to try this next!!! Probably Walden Farms brand since most BBQ sauces have lots of added sugar! You could also google “low carb BBQ sauce” and make your own! We had ours along side steamed green beans and brocolli sprinkled with parmesan cheese :) It was super yummy and simple and the hubs was super happy as well! :) Who doesn’t like their chicken wrapped in bacon, with swiss cheese oozing out!! Delectable!