Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tried & True Tuesday ~ Slow Cooking ~ Green Chile Salsa Chicken

One word. 

I've seen a lot of slow coooking salsa chicken recipes over the years - 
here's the one that inspired me most for today's Tried & True Tuesday, 

Here's their recipe slightly adapted:

2 to 3 lbs of boneless chicken breast or thighs (thawed) If you have large chicken breasts, cut in thirds.
1 24 oz jar of salsa (mild, medium or hot - do what you like)
1 4 oz  can diced green chilies
1 packet of taco seasoning (1.25 oz)   
1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
2 limes 
*Optional - sour cream & cheddar cheese

Spray your slow cooker/crock pot with non-stick cooking spray.  Place chicken in pot.  In a large bowl, mix salsa, green chilies, taco seasoning, cilantro and  juice of 1 lime.  Pour mixture over chicken and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours.  

Serve over rice.   Sour cream, cheddar cheese, a little squeeze of fresh lime, garnished with cilantro makes this great dish even better!  

For leftovers, if there are any - this chicken makes a great wrap for lunch!

This wrap was made with a tortilla, leftover chicken and chile salsa sauce, 
brown rice, black beans & corn, fresh cilantro and lime.  

I'll Be sharing this recipe at these fun parties:

Thanks for stopping by!
I'll have a Valentine post later today...


Elena @ La Petite Vie said...

Yum! What a great way to use it for leftovers, love wraps!
Happy heart day to you! Hope your day is full of sweets and love! btw, love the new look of the blog! Cheers!

Mary ~ said...

Hi Elena - Thank you! I just left you a note on your Valentine Post. Hope you are having a wonderful Heart day as well. Have a great night!

Terry said...

Oh yum yum. I adore good crockpot recipes, but you never know if they're any good until you try them out yourself. So glad you did this step for us, lol. Thanks so much for sharing at our party this week.

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

Oh my, I really hope I'm not allergic to chicken. You have some really good recipes I want to try. This one has moved to the top of the list! Thanks for linking up!