Thursday, November 6, 2008

Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken

If you're like me, you love to spend time in your kitchen cooking and baking and trying excitingly new recipes. There are days that I could whittle the entire day away cooking, but there are so many instances that quick and easy is the only way to go. When a friend shared this recipe with me I knew it would appear on my weekly menus repeatedly over the months because of its simplicity but more so because it was a HUGE hit with my family. The picture does not do this dish justice. Now that we have set our clocks back, there is no natural light at dinner to photograph foods, so I'm left to use the kitchen lights with no flash and the result is a dull, colorless picture. You'll have to take my word that this is a scrumptios meal to feed your family! There are only four ingredients that you can throw in the crock-pot in less than 5 minutes, you go about your day for 6-8 hours, boil some rice and then plate up a fabulous dinner that your family will love. Next time you know you'll be in a pinch during the dinner hour, put your slow-cooker to work for you with this savory chicken dish. You won't be dissapointed!

Salsa Chicken

3 to 4 skinless-boneless chicken breasts
taco seasoning (as much or little as you want)
1 (16 oz.) jar salsa (mild, medium or hot...please your own tastebuds)
1 can fat free cream of mushroom soup
1 cup fat free sour cream

Layer first four ingredients in crock-pot in order listed. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. During last 15 minutes of cooking time, stir in sour cream.

Serve over rice.

Source: Malynn Hearon


Tracy said...

ok, i have an even easier version....just the frozen chicken breasts with salsa in the crockpot on low all day. made it last night and it was FABULOUS wrapped up in a nice warm tortilla with cheese and sour cream. got it from another blogger buddy :)

Tracy said...

i forgot to tell you that the meat literally falls apart on it's own, so you just shred it up.

Christy said...

Tracy-thanks for sharing this version! That sounds fantastic, especially in tortillas. :)

Julie said...

that looks really yummy. It's making me salivate! TMI I know.

Keli said...

This is in my crock pot at home as I type! : ) I can't wait to get home and try it! Thanks!!

Christy said...

Julie & Keli-This is wonderful to come home to after a long day...let me know what you think. I hope your family enjoys this fantastic meal!!