Saturday, January 8, 2011

Salsa Chicken Recipe for Sabroso Saturday!

This is a recipe I posted once, ages ago.

You can see the original here, in a tribute to my crockpot written in March of 2009, when nobody knew my name.

I learned about this from the mommies' group I belong to. It's salsa chicken, and it's sooooo good!

SALSA CHICKEN

2-3 chicken breasts
1 jar salsa of your choice
1 can black beans (drained)
1 can corn

Re: the chicken ... you can use fresh or frozen, but if you're like me they're almost ALWAYS frozen because I buy them in bulk and try to keep them in the house at all times -- you can also roast a chicken (or if you're lazy like me you can buy one from the grocery store) and shred it up and use as much as you'd like for this recipe. You can also use frozen corn, or mix in any other veggies you might have on-hand.

Cook on low for about 6 hrs. With 1/2 hr to go in cooking feel free to add a block of cream cheese. Serve on top of rice (or toss the rice in with about an hour or so to go,) or with tortilla chips, and shredded taco flavored cheese on top. Or both! I love to add some sour cream to cut the spice, and my hubby prefers if I use taco sauce instead of salsa, as he doesn't like tomatoes or the chunks some salsas have, but sometimes you have to work with what you've got!

It's obviously a *lighter* version if you leave out the cream cheese, shredded cheese, and skip the sour cream, but sometimes I find I need at least ONE of the three to help cut the kick for myself and my taste buds.

Have a recipe you'd like to share that is really tasty and helps you stretch your budget a bit? Head on over to Latina on a Mission for Sabroso Saturday to join in, or just to find some more recipes worth trying!

9 comments:

Mamá XXI said...

wowww this is a very good one that I need to try Lol!!! Thank you !! mmm Love it!!

MamiofMultiples.com said...

I adore getting new crockpot recipes since I'm such a huge fan & user crockpots. Great recipe; thanks for posting!

Catalina said...

Crockpots are a huge time saver. Your recipe is fast and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing!

Carolyn G said...

Wow, I am lazy too so I am all over this recipe. LOL It actually counds really good. Of course, I am also a piggy so I would shredded cheese and sour cream! THis is such a great recipe for a week day meal.

Dysfunctional Mom said...

I make this same thing but never thought of doing it in the crockpot! Awesome!

Erin said...

sounds yum! gonna get the stuff from the store today before the snow comes!
;-)

Ofelia said...

I really need to dust off my crockpot! Chicken, salsa and black beans? YUM!

It's so helpful how you explain about buying chicken in bulk - even though we're only 2 in my house, I find the prices are less expensive, and this way we never have an empty freezer.

adayinmynyc.com said...

I think I should get a crockpot! So yummy and easy!

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

This sounds so good-I can't wait to try it! Thanks for linking it up on the Frugal Food Series

http://www.frugalupstate.com/recipes/frugal-food-series-beans/

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