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Taco Salad, Reinvented
Slow cookers are no longer just the domain of short ribs and chili. Zanini shows us yet another way to cook a healthy, lean protein-packed meal in this handy appliance with her slow-cooker salsa chicken. She pours in three-fourth cup fresh salsa with a pound of boneless, skinless chicken breasts and lets the machine work its magic (it takes about four hours on high). Then, Zanini shreds the chicken and serves it over lettuce with slices of avocado, some black beans and any other veggies she has around, from onions to tomatoes, or even more salsa.