Tip Tuesday #11- The Key to Juicy Chicken

Do you ever make skinless chicken breast that comes out really dry? I have! I know it is a lean protein so I try to eat it more often, but dry chicken is just not a favorite food of mine. I have learned ways to make chicken breast come out good. It can still be really juicy and flavorful, you just need to make it correctly. My grilled chicken uses some vinegar and that helps keep it juicy. You also need to be sure you don’t overcook it.

I just came up with a perfect way to cook the chicken and it requires so few steps. The chicken ends up being so soft and juicy that you can break through it easily with a fork . The secret? A slow cooker or crock-pot, as I call it, is the key! You literally dump in all the ingredients and a few hours later you have a great smelling house and a perfect chicken dinner.

Juicy Fiesta Chicken (Made in the Crock-Pot)
1 1/2 lbs skinless chicken breast, about 5
1 small red onion , chopped
1 15oz can of black beans, drained
1 large can of crushed tomatoes
splash of lime juice
1 tsp garlic powder
shake of black pepper

Place chicken into Crock-Pot. Top with the rest of the ingredients. I used a bag to cook it all in so clean up was super simple. Give the whole thing a little shake. Cover and cook 5-6 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high. I did it on low. If your chicken is thin it will need 5 hours on low or 3 hours on high. If it is thicker then it will need an hour more.

Once done you can take two forks and shred the chicken. You can place it in a lettuce wrap or over some brown rice and top with some avocado. It is so good! We couldn’t believe how soft the chicken came out.
You can also top with some crushed tortilla chips to add some crunch.

I will be trying out more Crock-Pot recipes and will be sure to share them!

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  1. Anonymous says:

    How do I keep my chicken breasts soft without slow cooker?

    1. It might work if you cook it on very low in a pot on the stove. The key is really to cook is long and slow.

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