Thursday, November 10, 2011

Creamy Crock Pot Salsa Chicken


Unless I have just gone to the store, I rarely have defrosted, fresh meat sitting in my fridge. I am ultra paranoid about food born illness so I will either buy meat and cook it the same day or will freeze it. So when I saw this recipe from Food.com for Creamy Salsa Chicken that used frozen chicken breasts, I was excited. And even better, I had all the ingredients on hand. This recipe is hands down one of my favorites and I've had many friends and blog followers make this recipe and compliment it as well!

Ingredients:
4 -5 boneless chicken breasts
1 (15 1/2 ounce) can black beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can corn, drained
1 (15 ounce) jar salsa, any kind
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 

For a healthier meal use low sodium beans and corn and 1/3 less fat cream cheese.

Directions:
1) Take frozen, yes, frozen, boneless chicken breasts put into crock pot. 
2) Add black beans, salsa, and corn.
3) Cook on high for about 4-5 hours or until chicken is cooked. 
4) Add 1 package of cream cheese (just throw it on top!) and let sit for about 1/2 hour. Mix together when cheese is soft and melted.




Garnish with avocado and serve it over rice. Corn bread and salad make great side dishes!

6 comments:

  1. I made this tonight with frozen chicken tenderloins. I was a little nervous about making it with frozen chicken, but it turned out great (and everyone is fine). I made a lower fat version by substituting nonfat greek yogurt for the cream cheese. It probably wasn't quite as 'creamy' as the original, but it did the trick. I served over Spanish rice. Yummy! Thanks Sarah!

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  2. Maya, I am so happy to hear you tried the recipe! And what a great idea to use nonfat greek yogurt instead of cream cheese. Thanks for sharing!!

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  3. OMG I am putting this in the crockpot right now! can't wait to try it!

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  4. Made this last night and it was awesome..will be re-posting the recipe on my blogs...Thanks!

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  5. I always use frozen chicken in my crockpot! It makes making dinner so easy. This looks very yummy. I also make chicken tacos in my crockpot similar to this...chicken, jar of salsa, packet of taco seasoning, and can of black beans. Shred it after it's cooked, SO good!

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  6. I have been wanting to try this for awhile and finally got everything cooking in the crock pot now!

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