Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tried & True Tuesday ~ Crock-Pot Creamy Salsa Chicken

CROCK-POT CREAMY SALSA CHICKEN - loaded with flavor, great meal for a busy day!


This week's tried & true recipe was such a hit with my family, I made it two weeks in a row! You can control how hot it is with the kind of salsa you use and the jalapenos. If you don't care for too much heat, you can reduce the amount of jalapenos or just skip them all together. If you like things really hot, add more jalapenos. 



Crock-Pot Creamy Salsa Chicken

Adapted from food.com
Ingredients 
  • 3 lbs Chicken Breast (*thawed)
  • 16 oz Jar Salsa of choice (not sweet)
  • 1 15 oz Can of Corn (drained)
  • 1 15 oz Can of Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice 
  • 1/3 Cup Chopped Jalapenos (I used canned)
  • 8 oz Block Cream Cheese (regular) 
Toppings (optional)
Hot Sauce (Frank's RedHot Sauce is perfect)
Fresh Cilantro
Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

Directions
Spray crock-pot with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken on bottom. Pour salsa, corn, black beans, jalapenos and lime juice on top. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or until chicken is tender. When ready, place cream cheese on top and allow to melt - about 20 minutes, then stir/blend. Serve over rice. Top with a few dashes of hot sauce, chopped cilantro and fresh squeezed lime juice. Enjoy!  

-Add a little cheddar cheese and sour cream for additional flavor. 
-Not a fan of too much spice/heat, use a mild salsa and skip the jalapenos 
 and hot sauce.

*Quick note on using frozen meat in the crock-pot - For years I have used frozen chicken in the crock-pot, following recipes from other sites and bloggers. After doing further research, I would NOT do this, even if you have been cooking frozen meat in your slow cooker for years.  This post, Is It Safe To Use Frozen Meat in Your Crockpot, from Two Healthy Kitchens, does an excellent job explaining why it is NOT.

Thanks for stopping by!
Cheers!

19 comments:

K Coake said...

Looks yummy and like a great meal for our Girl Scout night when we need something ready and quick. I'm pinning this and hope to make it next week. Thanks for the recipe.
I would love it if you would share this at my link party, Real Family Fun. It will open Wednesday night at 8pm EST. http://www.realcoake.blogspot.com/search/label/Real%20Family%20Fun
Have a great week.
KC

Sherry of Pondered Primed Perfected said...

My family totally loves southwestern type foods so this will be a big hit. Of course I have to make the cream of mushroom soup first...I'm falling behind!!!
Looks delicious.

Marissa said...

Wow need to try!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

I'm going to try this today!
Yum!

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

mmmmmm. This is definitely on my list of tasty things to eat. Can't wait to try it, sounds great!

Mary Beth said...

This looks sooooo tasty! Thanks for linking up to Project Inspire{d}~ have a great week!

Wanda Ann Olsen said...

Yum, looks delicious. I would love for you to share it at my link party going on now at http:www.memoriesbythemile.com/
Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

Julie said...

I'm pinning this recipe! Looks great!
Julie @ Singing Three Little Birds
http://www.singingthreelittlebirds.com

Melanie Goad said...

I'm on a crock pot binge right now. Just pinned this one!

Kimberly said...

This sounds so good! It's supposed to snow the next couple of days where I live, this will be perfect to make! Thanks for sharing, new follower! :)

THREE MANGO SEEDS said...

Oh my goodness this looks so good! Thanks for sharing at ITS PARTY TIME! {HUGS} Clydia

From Nature to Nurture said...

This looks amazing! I am definitely trying this soon! I would love it if you shared it tomorrow on Thrifty Thursdays link party @ http://fromnature-tonurture.blogspot.com/ Hope to see you there!

Sam M. | Atkinson Drive said...

This looks delicious! I'd love for you to share it at the Pinworthy Projects party Friday! http://www.atkinsondrive.com/

Diane said...

What a flavorful simple meal... I love it.

Designed Decor said...

Great recipe! I love finding great crock pot recipes!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Mary, if Sam ever leaves me...I'm checkin your house first!! He will totally love this and I'm going to try it soon with Natalies biscuits! Looks divine!

Huckleberry Love said...

This looks amazingly delicious! I made a salsa chicken recipe, but never thought to add cream cheese to it. Pinning this one! :)

Visiting from The Frugal Girls.

~Emily


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Anonymous said...

Just finished making this & it turned out perfect :) ! I will be making again & maybe adding a few of my own things. Cooked in 5hrs and I added 2 cans of corn. Added the sour cream and it was delicious.

Anonymous said...

Do you use boneless chicken in this?