So, I got some chicken thighs a few weeks ago (mega pack) with a freshness peelie at Price Chopper. I ended up paying less than $.80 per pound, yay! I made half of the batch for dinner one night and had half of the batch uncooked for another...and I had just 2 days to use the rest. I had NO clue what to do to make it taste different from the chicken thighs from two nights prior.
Now, what you may have figured out by now is that I am extremely frugal and I don't like to see things wasted when there are so many people that go without. So, of course, I opened the fridge and took a quick inventory of what I could "whip up" that just "might" taste good! I spotted 3/4 of a 16 ounce jar of salsa left over from tacos one night.
Here's my saving grace recipe when I got extremely ill and just couldn't cook for my family:
The night prior to dinner, I dumped about 4 ounces of the salsa into a ziploc bag along with the 5 chicken thighs and then stuck it back in the fridge.
The next afternoon, I dumped the bag of chicken and salsa into the crockpot and threw it on low. I added about another 4-5 ounces of salsa to the tops of the chicken, just enough to cover each thigh. In about 2 1/2 hours, I had fall-off-the-bone salsa chicken, so moist and tender!
**NOTE: your cooking time may vary, these were pretty big thighs, so check yours often!
The other sides in the photo were leftovers from the prior night. I ALWAYS make enough for leftovers...saves on cooking twice and my family doesn't complain about eating leftovers! I am blessed that way!