Who doesn't love Mexican shredded chicken (Pollo Tinga)?
One of my favorite dishes is my slow cooked Pollo Tinga. You can dress it up in a burrito, you can make tacos or enchiladas with it, or you can have it on top of a salad, that is if you are trying to be health conscious.
Chicken is delicious, but sometimes it can be hard to make. Have you ever gone over to someone’s house and they either undercooked, or overcooked your piece of chicken?
It can be a disgusting experience and it can ruin an entire evening.
Let me teach you how to make this idiot-proof recipe that will make every one of your family and friends begging for seconds.
This Pollo Tinga watercress salad will not just have you loving life, but it will inspire you to cook for larger parties and dinner functions.
Why is this good for me?
This dish contains a handful of superfoods that are extremely complimentary to your health. Between eggs, red onion, and watercress, this salad is a power punch of nutrition that can help you push through your day without hitting any walls.
Red onions, especially raw red onions are extremely healthy for you. Red onions, or purple onions have around 1.5 mg of fiber in a 1/2 cup serving. They are also rich in particular flavonoids called anthocyanins. Anthocyanins help neutralize free radicals that create havoc and plunder and pillage your healthy tissues and cells. Flavonoids aid your body and immune system in many ways, including protecting your heart from disease as well as reducing the risk of a constellation of cancers. Red onions are also rich in vitamin C, which is vital in boosting and sustaining a healthy immune system.
Watercress is extremely healthy for you. Watercress is filled with manganese, calcium and antioxidants, like flavonoid beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, and lutein which protects the lung and mouth from cancers.
As I talked about eggs in a previous blog,
"We all know how good eggs are for us now don't we?
As a society, we do not think eggs are that healthy.
Ask all of your health conscious friends, or even vegan friends, what they think about eggs. Most will eat egg whites only. Egg whites are the least nutritious part of the egg.
The yolk of an egg is a power plant of nutrients and healthful benefits.
Eggs yolks contain vitamin A, D, E, B12, K, riboflavin, folate and iron. People think the egg yolk is what raises your cholesterol, but that myth has been debunked years ago.
The white of the egg or essentially just a solid source of low-calorie protein, and a source of low efficiency energy.
The deep, beautiful and profound yellow of the yolk is actually a wonderful way to get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals."
If you use free ranged chicken, you are using high quality protein, and a healthier source of meat that is hormone free and better for your overall health.
This dish is really one of the easiest things you can make, it takes just a few minutes to put everything into the crockpot. If you do it the night before, you get to wake up to an already finished product. You get to have the chicken for lunch, or dinner, while leaving it on warm all day, until you return home to enjoy dinner with entire family.
Could you imagine you imagine that eating a delicious, and satisfying meal for breakfast could equate to you taking a day’s worth of vitamins?