So easy & delicious - you’re gonna want to make extra to share: Creamy Salsa Shredded Chicken Freezer Meal Recipe!
This shredded chicken is my go to for enchiladas, burritos, Power Protein Bowls with Quinoa/Rice, topping for baked potatoes (and twice baked potatoes), nachos, quesadillas, on toasted rolls for sandwiches & more... such a crowd pleaser & definitely a family pleaser in this house!
Makes 2 Freezer Meals
4-5 lbs chicken breast (buy in bulk on sale!)
2 bricks of cream cheese
2 cups chunky salsa, mild or medium
2 one gallon size freezer bags
2 small bags/containers
1. Cut up chicken into large pieces
2. Divide amount between 2 gallon bags
3. Add ½ cup chunky salsa to each bag
4. Seal bag, smoosh to spread salsa on chicken
5. Flatten & place in freezer - once frozen move them to save space.
6. In small containers add ½ cup each chunky salsa. Place in freezer. Place 2 bricks of cream cheese in freezer.
Defrost 1 bag with chicken/salsa, ½ cup salsa container & 1 brick cream cheese in fridge 12-24 hours ahead of time.
Slow Cooker: pour chicken/salsa (gallon bag) in crock pot & cook on high 3-4 hours or low 6-7 hours. After chicken reaches over 165F shred chicken. Pour off some liquid leaving 1 cup in w/shredded chicken. Cut brick of cream cheese into cubes & add to chicken, set heat on low, stir until cheese melts. Add in ½ cup chunky salsa, stir. Ready to serve.
Pressure Cooker: pour chicken/salsa (gallon bag) in pot, cover, pressure cook for 25 min. Quick release & check chicken, above 165F. Cook longer if needed. Shred chicken. Pour off some liquid leaving 1 cup w/shredded chicken. Cut brick of cream cheese into cubes & add to chicken, turn pressure cooker on saute mode & stir until cheese melts. Add ½ cup chunky salsa, stir. Ready to serve.
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