Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken...

Here's an updated post, an old faithful that we have been using a lot as this baby is getting near and my cooking days are are wanting to be done! My trusty Crock Pot has come to the rescue again!
2-3 chicken breasts
1 jar salsa
1 can black beans, drained

So simple... take your package of chicken breasts, wash them, put them in the crock pot, pour in a jar of salsa. I use Trader Joe's Chunky Salsa and cook it on low for 8 hours or until done (mine was sooner than that, so peek in on it to see). When it's done take 2 forks and shred it in the crock pot, stir it around to soak up a little more salsa goodness and add a can of drained black beans to add some extra hardiness and flavor. Leave it on warm until you are ready to serve it. How's that for easy???

You can use these for chicken soft tacos, tostada pizza, burritos, or enchiladas.... and much more! Enjoy!!!


Jocelyn said...

ever try green enchilada sauce? It's a regular around here :)

Nicole said...

Ja made this, with a twist, he used a whole chicken instead of breasts...anyway- it was DELICIOUS!! We ended up making shredded chicken tacos. Yum Yum! Thanks for the great idea!

Krissa said...

Random question...what size crock pot do you have? Because I made a chicken dish in mine the other week and cooked it for 5 hours on low, and the chicken was pretty dry...so I'm nervous to do this recipe for 8 hours. Mine's a 5 qt. and I'm wondering if the size makes a difference or not?

Andrea said...

OK Krissa, that was probably my bad. It shouldn't really matter what size crock pot, it probably had more to do with the amount of salsa (and I didn't clarify that) and it could have to do with the amount of liquid in the salsa. If you use a chunckier salsa, add 1/3 cup water or you can double your salsa if you wanna play it safe, then drain the excess if it's too much. If it does dry out, you can always add more salsa at the end, even though that's not optimal, but it does salvage the meal. One last thought, you can cook it on high for a less amount of time, or just peak in on it and pull the plug when you can tell it's done, they really don't need to cook ALL day. I have also cooked my chicken with 1/2 cup chicken breast, then shredded it and added the salsa or BBQ sauce for the last 1/2 hour, that might be a solution for you too... hope that helps!

Krissa said...

How funny...I'm making this tonight and had come to your blog to get a reminder on the recipe, and here it was front and center! Speaking of crock pots...here's a recipe we tried last night that was yummy: http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2010/10/14/recipe-connection-slow-cooker-lentil-brown-rice-casserole/