Sunday, April 20, 2014

Chipotle Chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa

This recipe is SO EASY you are going to love it!  I throw it in the crock pot, turn it to high until it is done, shred the chicken and serve it with an amazing pineapple avocado salsa.  Done.  This meal is great for those days where you don't feel like making a big production.  I made this on a Sunday so we would have leftovers for the rest of the week.  Okay, it didn't last that long but I tried.  To make this a lighter dish, serve as a salad.  Otherwise try it with some organic basmati brown rice and fresh organic spinach.  Either way, I like mine drizzled with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette (found here). Enjoy!

4-5lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
2-3c of your favorite salsa (make sure it's mild though because we are adding chipotle later and it's hot!)
2-4 chipotle chiles in adobo, minced (For a lot of spice, keep the seeds.  For less spice, remove the seeds)
1tbs adobo sauce (from the same can)

Pineapple Avocado Salsa:
1 pineapple, diced
2c cherry tomoatoes, diced
2 avocado, diced
1/4c cilantro, chopped
A pinch of garlic powder
Fresh ground sea salt to taste
1 drop DoTerra Lime Essential Oil (Secret ingredient that really makes this recipe to DIE for!  Buy here)

Salad Greens
Organic Brown Rice (Basmati is my favorite)
Chipotle-Honey Viniagrette (recipe found here)
Corn Tortillas:  You can make them gluten free tacos if you want too

1. In a slow cooker, add your chicken, salsa, chipotles and adobo sauce.  Mix well.  Turn to high for about 4-5 hours or until meat is tender.  Alternatively, turn it on low (it will take almost double the time so maybe 7-8 hours depending on your slow cooker).
2. When the chicken is done, break it up into chunks or shred it with two forks depending on your preference.
3. Put together the salsa:  Mix pineapple, tomatoes, and cilantro. Add a sprinkle of garlic powder and sea salt and taste.  Keep adjusting until you have the amount of garlic you like.  Add 1 drop of lime essential oil (this will make your whole dish POP).  Stir well.
4. Serve chicken with salsa on top.  Alternatively, make a brown rice burrito bowl drizzled with vinaigrette.  Or turn it into a salad.  They would also make delicious shredded chicken tacos.  The possibilities are endless.  Enjoy!

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