Even though I live in Florida, I’m a total crockpot/slow cooker junkie. I don’t have much time to prepare meals, but it’s important to me to eat as healthy as possible. I’m always throwing a bunch of stuff in the crock pot and hoping it tastes good, and this week’s concoction was exceptionally tasty.
If you keep an eye on the ingredients in any of the canned items, you can have a 100% paleo meal with no more than 10 minutes of prep time.
1.5 lbs of chicken of your choice (I used breast)
1 large poblano pepper
1 jalapeno pepper
1 large onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 large can of diced tomatoes (check for wheat/soy/sugar to keep it paleo)
1 large bunch of cilantro chopped (about 1 cup)
4 limes juiced (about 1/3 cup)
1 can green chilies (again, check ingredients)
32 ounces chicken broth (or base if you prefer)
Salt, Pepper, Cumin, Cayenne pepper, chili powder
I swear to you, it’s this easy.
Put the chicken in the base of your crock pot.
Chop all ingredients that aren’t chopped (peppers, onion, garlic, cilantro) and throw them on top of the chicken.
Add tomatoes, lime juice and chicken broth.
Spice to your taste.
Set slow cooker for 8 hours on low or about 4.5 on high. When it beeps, use two forks to shred chicken and mix well.
This comes out as a very thick hearty soup, making for a very filling and protein rich meal.