Last week when I wasn’t feeling well, I was actually craving a real meal. I knew I shouldn’t push myself to go do normal things like go to yoga (everyone hates the girl with a pile of tissues next to her mat!), but getting in the kitchen and cooking actually sounded appealing to me. So, I ordered Instacart (the best invention in the world) and made these super simple tacos. Turns out they were AMAZING and I tried to snap these photos as quickly as I could before the sun went down!
1.5 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 tbsp olive oil
1.5 cup salsa (I used Frontera Grill Chipotle Salsa)
1 cup pureed tomatoes/tomato sauce
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
corn salsa (see below for details)
Start by heating olive oil in a Le Creuset or similar pot. Add the chicken and sear on both sides. Add salsa and tomato sauce, mix it all together and bring it to a simmer. Cover for about 15 minutes.
Uncover and flip the chicken. Cover again and continue cooking for another 10. At this point, check to see if the chicken is cooked through. If it is, take each breast out and shred the chicken with two forks. Add the shredded pieces back into the pot and stir so each piece is coated with sauce. If you need more liquid, just add a little bit of water. I added about a 1/4 cup, which worked great.
For toppings, I whipped up this super quick corn salsa. All you need is corn, grape tomatoes, red onion, cilantro and lime. The sweetness of the corn and tomatoes really pairs nicely with the spicy chicken – and it’s SO fast to throw together. (Hint: buy frozen corn, and heat it up with a little olive oil on your stovetop instead of cooking raw corn. Much easier!)
I also love this corn salad, if you’re looking for more of a side to go with the tacos!
Now build that sucker! I put chicken in first, followed by the corn salsa, avocado slices and crumbled cotija cheese on top.
I’m sure you could also make this in a crockpot, I just don’t have one! Based on my research, you’d add the chicken, salsa and pureed tomatoes to the slow cooker and let it go on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Easy!
The spiciness even helped clear up my sinuses a little bit… bonus!