Friday, February 26, 2010

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

So, I just joined a facebook group called the "Crock Pot Recipe Exchange" and there are so many recipes! Plus, there are tips, like other uses for your crock pot and the best brands to buy. Also, I've been looking for some easy recipes to use on the weekdays, and nothing is as easy as crock pot cooking.

The other night I made the easiest dinner ever! You just put 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts on the bottom of the crock pot, then dump a jar of salsa on them. I used frozen chicken and Tostitos brand salsa, and they turned out great! So moist! Set the cooker on low and go to work. When you get home from work, break out some flour tortillas, shred some lettuce, set out some shredded cheddar cheese, hot sauce and sour cream and, Voila! Yummy chicken soft tacos for dinner! All you have to do is take two forks and start touching the chicken and it shreds. I also made Spanish rice to serve with it. I used Rice-a-Roni brand, but instead of canned tomatoes, I used two cups of freshly diced Roma tomatoes. I know! I just said I wanted to stop using boxed food in my last post! But, this is one of those things that I haven't figured out how to make from scratch yet. I'm working on it, but the last one I made from scratch wasn't nearly as good. I'll try again when I have more time for experimenting.

I think this chicken would be good in so many ways. Burritos, enchiladas, over rice, on a baked potato, in a soup. Let me know if any of you come up with other ideas!


  1. I'm eating that now!!!
    It really is the best and easiest.
    I'm outta everything so it's just chips, chicken and salsa. The hot salsa on the chips is really good.
    And I need to join tha facebook group.

  2. My cousin called me a couple of weeks ago in a bit of a panic. "I made your salsa chicken and it's soupy!" His purpose was going to be for burritos, so I asked him if he was planning on putting rice in them as well. He said he was, so I suggested that he add the uncooked rice to the crock pot with less water than the rice needed so that it would soak up some of the juices. He said it worked like a charm!

    I'm making chicken enchiladas with it tonight. I just got home from work, shredded the chicken and it's perfect. I'm really not sure what happened with his, but mine is fine. I'll be posting my enchilada recipe later tonight.

    Happy eating!