The Kitchen Magician's 5 Below: Green Salsa Chicken
To that end, TKM will occasionally present tried and true 5-ingredients-or-less recipes, starting here with an old favorite:
Green Salsa Chicken
- 1 lb. boneless chicken breasts
- 2 15 oz. jars green salsa (a.k.a. tomatillo salsa or salsa verde, readily found on the International aisle of most grocery stores)
- Jalapeno hot sauce (such as the one by Tabasco), to taste
- Flour tortillas
- Shredded cheese
Place chicken, salsa, and hot sauce in a slow-cooker*, making sure chicken is completely covered by salsa. Cook on low for 6 hours, or high for 3 hours. Remove chicken from sauce, shred on a cutting board with two forks, then return to slow cooker for 20 minutes.
Serve with warmed flour tortillas and shredded cheese (and any other toppings you like).
Makes 3-4 servings.
*Alternate methods: this is one of those versatile recipes that can be adapted several different ways. Instead of slow-cooking, the chicken can be grilled, broiled, sautéed – whatever method you're most comfortable with. Just cook the chicken through, shred it, toss it into a pot with the salsa and hot sauce, and heat through on the stove top.