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healthy Crockpot Fiesta Chicken

crockpot fiesta chicken in a bowl

This cozy crockpot recipe hits the spot on a chilly day and has so much flavor for a delicious, healthy meal! 

Ingredients

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  1. 2 pounds boneless/skinless chicken breasts
  2. 1 can (14 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  3. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  4. 1 tablespoon chili powder
  5. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  6. 1 teaspoon onion powder
  7. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  8. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  9. 1.5 teaspoon salt (divided)
  10. Optional for extra spice: 2-3 Chipotle Peppers in Adobe (from one can.) Finely chop one pepper for very mild spice, two peppers for more of a kick, and three peppers for extra spice.)

Supplied needed: one large skillet, one 6-quart crockpot

Instructions

  • Lightly grease a 6-quart crockpot with cooking spray.
  • Season both sides of the chicken with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper.
  • Heat olive oil in large skillet and add chicken. Cook each side 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned (they do not need to be cooked all the way through.) Transfer to crockpot.
  • Sprinkle the chicken with the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  • Pour in the can of fire roasted diced tomatoes (including the juices.) If using the chipotle peppers, place them on top.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 1-2.5 hours (or until the chicken is cooked all the way through and no longer pink on the inside.)
  • Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and let it rest for 5 minutes. Shred and return to the crockpot, stirring in the juices so the flavors fully absorb. Cook for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Serve with preferred sides and enjoy!

Notes

If you’d like to serve this chicken with extra side fixings, I’d recommend:

  • Tortillas or taco shells
  • 1 can beans (such as black beans or refried beans)
  • Mexican rice or brown rice
  • Canned Mexican corn
  • Tortilla chips
  • Avocado
  • Salsa, guacamole, or sour cream
  • Mexican cheese
  • Cilantro
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Thanks to www.wellplated.com for the recipe inspo!

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