No prep and no watching over the stove.
How many evenings have you come home from work wishing that something truly hearty, gourmet, and delicious was waiting for you in the kitchen? Too often, that feeling drives us to pick up the phone and order takeout. After all, it’s so easy to grab takeout, but a home-cooked meal can take hours. We have the solution: 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken. You can easily prepare a restaurant-quality meal, minus the typical restaurant amounts of calories and fat, in just a few simple steps.
Simple Ingredients, Easy Recipe
We love that this 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken boasts only five ingredients (and two are optional!), but the simple cooking method impresses us even more. It can be tossed in the slow cooker in the morning and fill your house with fragrance throughout the day. By the time you return home in the evening, your dinner will be cooked to perfection. Who could say no to that?
How to Enjoy Our Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken
There are so many different ways to enjoy this 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken, so let’s take a look at some of our favorites. If you’ve made it before and you have a favorite dinner or lunch idea using this recipe, let us know in the comments! I’m sure our community of health enthusiasts would love some inspiration.
There are no shortage of ways to use shredded chicken. After all, a chicken dish that’s this flavorful would taste good on anything! No matter if you’re following the Keto diet, Paleo, low-carb, high-protein, Whole 30, Weight Watchers, or any other healthy diet, you’ll be able to find a way to use this 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken.
If carbs aren’t an issue for you, there are a multitude of ways you can enjoy this flavorful chicken. It tastes great on whole-wheat buns as a sandwich, and you could even serve it as sliders for a tailgating party. It’s also particularly good as tacos or burritos, so feel free to load up on the fiesta-style toppings.
For those of you who are watching their carbs or are on a gluten-free diet, this shredded chicken tastes incredible on top of brown rice or quinoa. You can also make lettuce wraps with it, and it’s even good with roasted vegetables. Feel free to cook up those summery vegetables like zucchini and tomatoes or winter squash and roasted beets. The possibilities are endless, so have some fun with it, and don’t forget to enjoy!
All you need to make this 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken is chicken, salsa, balsamic vinegar, and optional garlic and salt. From there, all you need is a slow cooker and some imagination to decide how to serve it. Sounds like a perfect quick-and-easy weeknight dinner to me!
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken
- 2 pounds boneless and skinless chicken breasts
- 16 ounces chunky salsa jar
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 medium cloves of garlic, minced, (optional)
- Salt (to taste, optional)
- Add chicken breasts to the slow cooker, pour salsa balsamic, and garlic (if using) on top. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours. Shred chicken with a fork and mix with the salsa mixture. Add salt to taste.
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