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Zach has been traveling a ton lately, which means I’ve been solo parenting a lot. I am happy to report that I feel like it’s actually getting a little easier. Don’t get me wrong, I am no Wonder Woman. I can’t do it all. But, I’ve lowered my expectations and am learning to just go with the flow. If the boys don’t get dressed all day? It’s fine. Eating family style platters for meals because I don’t want to clean up a bunch of dishes? MAJOR WIN.
A little while ago I asked for your favorite easy chicken recipes. And y’all did not disappoint! I have a huge list to make my way through, but wanted to share one of our favorites. This crockpot chicken recipe is not only gluten free, but you can make it dairy free as well! With all the healthy add-ins, this dish is not only kid friendly, but also a colorful rainbow of deliciousness!
First, let me talk about something important: your protein choice. I love chicken because it’s a clean protein. You know my obsession with the new Albertsons on Broadway, and a few weeks ago I was touring the meats selection. An awesome Albertsons employee came over and asked if I needed any help. I was a little overwhelmed with all my chicken options, and told him that I was trying to be more conscious of our family’s food choices. He immediately took me over to the cooler where the Open Nature and O Organics were. If I wanted a clean and natural chicken option, that was loaded with flavor, I didn’t need to look any further than their Air Chilled Chicken.
O Organics® and Open Nature® Air Chilled Chicken
Never heard of air chilled chicken? Neither had I! Let me tell you, I don’t know if I can ever go back to conventional chicken again, ha. Okay, I’m being a bit dramatic, I know. And conventional chicken is great. But hear me out – O Organics and Open Nature Air Chilled Chicken is totally and completely a different chicken.
They are individually processed with purified air! What does that mean? More of the real, natural chicken flavor you love. Open Nature and O Organics use a 100% organic flaxseed-enriched feed, which means their air chilled chicken is higher in rich Omega-3 fatty acids. Plus, that same feed allows the organic air chilled chicken to be 40% lower in cholesterol and lower in saturated fats as well!
So not only does it taste better, is more juicy and moist, and is a healthier choice overall, but O Organics and Open Nature pride themselves on being cage free and American Human Association certified. With the O Organics Air Chilled Chicken being fed a 100% organic vegetarian diet!
Healthy, Gluten Free Mexican Rainbow Chicken Bowl:
Get ready to taste the rainbow! As I mentioned earlier, I’m trying to make life solo parenting as easy as possible for myself. So that means lots of slow cooker meals! Especially in the summer heat, I have no desire to heat up the kitchen with my oven or range. And I love that I can throw everything in and forget about it.
My boys LOVE how colorful this recipe is, and always gobble it up! I love that they’re getting a great source of protein and Omega-3’s from the O Organics Air Chilled Chicken and all the healthy precut veggies from the Albertsons on Broadway‘s fresh section! I promise you, switching your Chicken to air chilled will make you question why you didn’t try it earlier. The flavor is unbeatable!
What you’ll need:
- 2 – 4 boneless air chilled chicken breasts
- 1 jar of salsa
- 1 yam or sweet potato, spirulized
- 1 Organic Brown Rice Bowl
- Beans of your choice
- Multicolored Cauliflower
- *Optional* guacamole and corn tortilla chips
How to make:
- Put chicken in bottom of crockpot and cover with salsa. Turn crockpot to High, 4 hours.
- When chicken is done, shred in crockpot. I use a hand mixer on high for easy and super quick shredding!
- Pour in beans, rice, quinoa, spirulized yam, and chopped cauliflower, and mix.
- Let sit for 30 minutes to a few hours, and serve! I like to add a dollop of fresh made guacamole on top and a few tortilla chips for crunch.
O Organics Air Chilled Chicken is a family favorite!
And there you have it! You *do* have to make a few chops with the cauliflower and yam noodles, but other than that, it’s all dumped straight into the crockpot. That means, not only do I only have ONE dish to use, but it means the only dishes I have to clean up after all is said and done are the crockpot and cutting board! Minimal cleanup? Now you’re talking my language.
I hope you and your family enjoys this dish. It’s been so fun to get the kids more into helping out in the kitchen. They love feeling independent, and I feel like it actually makes them eat more as well. Plus, what kid can resist orange noodles and purple cauliflower?! Not mine, that’s for sure!
O Organics Air Chilled Chicken and Open Nature® Air Chilled Chicken is available in the Boise, Idaho area exclusively at Albertsons stores. You can also find it at some of the Albertsons Companies family of stores including ACME, Shaw’s, Star Market, Jewel-Osco, Tom Thumb or Randalls. Visit Albertsons.com to find a store near you and discover more recipe ideas!