Super Easy 3-Ingredient Chicken for Two

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This meal is super easy to make - and it's delicious, too.

Super Easy 3-Ingredient Chicken for Two

Get ready for one of the easiest meals of your life! After all, how could it get any easier than combining a chicken breast, your favorite salsa, and some balsamic vinegar? This Super Easy 3-Ingredient Chicken for Two creates the perfect amount of savory, shredded chicken for any low-calorie chicken lunch or dinner. Once you’ve made it, you can use this chicken for almost anything. Serve it on whole-wheat buns to make chicken sandwiches, or wrap it up in a tortilla for tacos. Or, skip the bread altogether and eat it over quinoa, brown rice, or a bed of lettuce. The possibilities are endless!

We love that this Super Easy 3-Ingredient Chicken for Two only requires three ingredients, but that’s not the only reason to fall in love with this simple recipe. The easy slow-cooking method is just as impressive as the low ingredient count! You can add the ingredients to your 2- or 3-quart slow cooker in the morning and come home to a fragrant-smelling home. You’ll have a delicious, fuss-free dinner ready and waiting for you!

The Power of Balsamic Vinegar

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Balsamic vinegar is one of our favorite flavoring ingredients. It’s sweet, tangy, and full of deep, rich flavor. Most people think of salad dressing when they think of balsamic, but adding a spoonful of this vinegar to your favorite soups and stews is a sure-fire way to add depth. Or, you can add it to dressings or sauces to add a touch of sweetness. When its combined with your favorite chunky salsa (like in this recipe), you’ll be completely amazed.

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This recipe really is proof that you don’t have to work hard to create flavorful, healthy food. The balsamic vinegar not only tenderizes the chicken breasts, but it also balances out the acidity in the salsa. And, if you choose a spicy salsa, the vinegar’s sweetness will help to mellow out the harsh spices. In short, it creates an incredible sauce that’s craveably good.

So there you have it: simple, easy, and delicious. Each serving is also packed full of protein in a low-calorie package, making this shredded chicken recipe perfect for just about anyone. We can’t wait for you to try it!

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Super Easy 3-Ingredient Chicken for Two

With a wonderful depth of flavor, this chicken is versatile, healthy, and delicious.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Yield 2 people
Serving Size 0.25 cup
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Universal


  • 1 boneless and skinless chicken breast about 6 ounces
  • 1 cup chunky salsa sugar-free
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar


  • Add the chicken breasts to a 2- or 3-quart slow cooker and pour the salsa and balsamic vinegar on top.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours. Shred the cooked chicken with a fork and mix it into the salsa mixture.
  • TIP: This recipe makes delicious tacos or burritos. If desired, add additional garnishes, like lettuce or cheese. It also makes great sandwiches when served on buns.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 989mg | Potassium: 615mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 624IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4
Keywords Budget-Friendly, dairy-free, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb, Slow Cooker

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Chef Lindsay

Lindsay D. Mattison is a professional chef, recipe developer, and food writer. After graduating from Cascade Culinary School, Lindsay worked as the executive chef of a farm-to-table restaurant in Bend, Oregon. She is passionate about using local, organic ingredients and loves teaching home cooks how to incorporate seasonal food into their diet. While she spends most of her time writing these days, she still exercises her culinary muscles on the regular, taking any opportunity to create beautiful meals for her family. She lives with her husband in Colorado, where she enjoys the trials and errors of gardening.

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