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Gluten Free Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Gluten Free Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

One night recently I asked Alan what would be an interesting flavor for a chicken. We were low on groceries and when he opened the fridge he asked whether salsa would be good. I don’t know why I had never had such a delicious idea. I pulled together a few other things I had on hand and made the easiest tastiest chicken I have ever had come out of my crock pot. This chicken fell off the bones and had an amazing flavor. I thought the leftovers would be great as chicken tacos, but I had an even better idea for the leftovers. I grabbed my clean slow cooker and made this… gluten free easy chicken and sausage gumbo.

Gluten Free Crockpot Salsa Chicken
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 whole chicken sized to fit your crock pot (mine was 5 pounds)
  • 1 16 ounce jar Garden Fresh Gourmet Jack's Special Salsa from Costco (Just called Garden Fresh Gourmet at regular grocery stores) or any salsa that contains a bit of sweetness
  • ⅓ cup Franks Red Hot hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic (We used Costco brand)
Instructions
  1. Remove skin and excess fat from your chicken.
  2. Pour salsa, hot sauce, and garlic into crockpot and mix well.
  3. Add in chicken breast side down.
  4. Spoon some of the salsa mixture over the chicken.
  5. Set crockpot to high and cook for 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours.
  6. Check for doneness with meat thermometer.
  7. Reserve leftover liquids and chicken for Easy Gluten Free Chicken and Sausage Gumbo!
  8. Eat and enjoy.

 

Gluten Free Crock Pot Gumbo

Simple Gluten Free Crock Pot Gumbo ~ The Leftovers Version

I love to take leftovers and transform them into something amazing. thus the leftovers from my fantastic Gluten Free Crock Pot Salsa Chicken morphed into this outrageously good gumbo.

We live in the south. While at the grocery store I came across some frozen okra and asked Alan if he had ever tried it. Surprisingly enough he had never had this southern staple vegetable. I had always had it fried as a child. I was wondering how to make it delicious and gluten free and then it hit me… gumbo. I had picked up some Aidells Cajun Style Sausage
on special and could not wait to try it. I was super excited to get home and begin filling up my slow cooker with yum.

This recipe turned out to be so simple and so good I had two bowls. I didn’t even need to chop onions or peppers as I had reserved the leftover salsa chicken liquid and it was plenty flavorful.

Simple Gluten Free Crock Pot Gumbo ~ The Leftovers Version
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • leftover chicken and reserved stock from Gluten Free Salsa Chicken
  • 1 pack Aidell's or other brand Gluten Free Cajun Sausage (12 to 16 ounce)
  • 1 to 1.5 pounds frozen okra
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic (We use Costco Brand)
Instructions
  1. Toss leftover chicken and reserved stock in crock pot.
  2. Cut sausage into ½ inch slices and add to crock pot.
  3. Toss in frozen okra and minced garlic.
  4. Heat on high for 45 minutes.
  5. Eat and enjoy.

 

Gluten Free Asian Sweet and Spicy Whole Chicken

Gluten Free Asian Sweet and Spicy Whole Crock Pot Chicken

Now that we live in our RV full time I have begun to cook a bit differently. I use my crock pot now more than ever before. I love the ease of crock pot meals and the variety of flavors I can produce with little effort. I love being able to throw a meal together and set it to cook while I go out and enjoy life. I will be posting many of my favorite easy crock pot recipes over the coming weeks. Continue reading