Chicken Cutlets in Salsa

Cook’s Notes: Shredded chicken simmered in salsa is a great start to making your own burritos. This is an easy way to cook chicken tenders with a lot of flavor. We used a medium pineapple salsa and served the chicken with warm black beans and corn tortillas. You could cook these in the crockpot, but this dish is ready in 35 minutes when cooked on the stove.

1.25 lb package chicken tenders
1 cup salsa, any kind
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tsp minced garlic

Place chicken and salsa in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, then add the cumin and garlic. Let simmer for 15 minutes.

With a fork, start pulling the chicken meat apart into thin strings.

Cover the pulled chicken meat and sauce, and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes. Add a bit of water if the mixture gets too thick. Add salt and pepper to taste and stir together.

  • Indian Variation: Instead of salsa, use 15 oz jar Trader Joe’s Masala Simmer Sauce, 1 oz of water (to rinse the jar), 1 tsp cumin powder, and 1 tsp garlic powder.

Source: Adapted from allrecipes