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5 Minute, 5 Ingredient Chicken Tacos

Sometimes you just don’t have the time, energy or ingredients to cook an amazing dinner. Sometimes you just want a healthy, satisfying meal that doesn’t take much time or thought to prepare. This one does the trick, with only 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time. It is a slow cooker recipe, so there is that pesky cooking time – but throw the ingredients in the cooker around noon, forget about it, and have dinner ready to go at six. Or – if you want it NOW, poach the chickenand skip the tomatoes to have it ready much faster.

4-5 organic chicken breasts
1 large (28 oz) can seasoned organic diced tomatoes (I used Muir Glen fire roasted tomatoes)
1 bunch heart of romaine lettuce leaves, rinsed clean and dried
1 avocado, cubed or sliced
Your favorite salsa or hot sauce to taste (I like Tapatio)

  1. Open the can of tomatoes, and pour 1/2 in the slow cooker. Add the chicken. Pour the other 1/2 on top.
  2. Cook on low 4-6 hours until you can easily shred the chicken with a fork.
  3. Shred the chicken with fork and scoop into lettuce leaves.
  4. Top with avocado and hot sauce

Obviously, you can make this dish more exciting. Squeeze some lime on it and top it with homemade salsa, and/or with shredded pickled cabbage or other vegetables. Or cook the chicken with chicken broth, garlic, coconut aminos and top with veggies a la Everyday Paleo.