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THREE-INGREDIENT BALSAMIC CHICKEN

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a big fan of anything that requires fewer than five ingredients. I’m going to pretend it’s because I enjoy eating clean and not because I’m lazy and poor (it’s definitely because I’m lazy and poor).

When it comes to flavor, I go nuts for any recipe that requires balsamic vinegar. The folks over at SkinnyMs. have managed to bring tons of flavor to a dish that is almost too easy to make (I thought I did something incorrectly at first; it’s that easy).

Staying true to its name, this recipe calls for three ingredients: chicken, salsa, and balsamic vinegar.

Are you ready for how easy this is? From SkinnyMs., here’s all it takes to whip up this delicious meal:

Ingredients

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 (16-ounce) jar chunky salsa
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

Directions

Add chicken breasts to the slow cooker, pour salsa and balsamic on top. Cover and cook on low 6 hours or high 4 hours. Shred chicken with a fork and mix with the salsa mixture.

TIP: This recipe makes delicious tacos or burritos. If desired, add additional garnishes, i.e. lettuce and cheese. Also, makes great sandwiches when served on buns.

As the tip above suggests, you can present this meal in numerous ways. If you’d like to go low-carb, give lettuce wraps a try! The cool crunch paired with the hot, salsa-y, balsamic goodness…sogood. If you don’t give two shits about carbs, plopping this mixture onto a potato roll with a slice of cheese on top (which gloriously melts instantly) is almost as close to Heaven as one can get. Pair the meal with either sweet potato fries, roasted veggies, beans/coleslaw, and you’ve got yourself one hell of a meal.

If you don’t give two shits about carbs, plopping this mixture onto a potato roll with a slice of cheese on top (which gloriously melts instantly) is almost as close to Heaven as one can get. Pair the meal with either sweet potato fries, roasted veggies, or beans/coleslaw/cornbread (for a summer BBQ feel), and you’ve got yourself one hell of a dinner.

Bonus: this meal holds up well. It makes for some GREAT leftovers (or, in my case, midnight fridge binges).

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