Thursday, April 21, 2011

Slow Cooker Meal: Salsa Chicken

I have yet to meet a slow cooker meal I don't like. This little ditty is no exception. One of my teammates has been singing the praises of her very favorite salsa chicken for quite some time now, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. She told me the basics:
  • boneless chicken breasts
  • packet of taco seasoning
  • salsa
I started with those then added:
  • 1 can of low sodium cream of chicken soup
  • 1 small can of green chiles
  • 1 can of black beans {normally I'd go with dry beans, but I forgot to soak them}
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt {aka MY Frank's Red Hot—I put that *bleep* on everything}

The procedure is pretty no fuss from here... as long as the chicken is covered, it doesn't really matter what order all the other ingredients get in the pot. 

This did not look very appealing... assured, it will look pretty darn delicious by the time you get home.

I set my slow cooker on low for 8 hours.  I shredded the chicken, then rinsed and added the beans during the last hour of cooking. I couldn't find those fun taco salad shells, so I made my own... 

I situated the tortillas into a muffin pan and weighed them down with the beans I use for my pastry crusts {yay for more than one use!} I think this method would have worked much better in an oversize muffin pan. The tortillas were in a 400ยบ oven for about 15 minutes.

And here's the fully assembled salsa chicken, with lettuce shreds and some greek yogurt on top {it's a fantastic substitute for sour cream}.

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken - ✩✩✩✩
1 package of boneless chicken breasts
1 packet of low sodium taco seasoning
1 1/2 cup of your favorite salsa
1 cup of low sodium cream of chicken soup
1 can of chopped green chiles
2 cups of black beans
1/2 cup of greek yogurt {more for garnish}
Iceberg lettuce shreds {or your favorite lettuce}

This is a super simple meal you can easily mold to your tastebuds. It can be mild or as spicy as you'd like depending on your ingredients. The chicken is great in a salad, but would also make for a fantastic taco, burrito or quesadilla filling. It would also make a yummy dip—basically, the possibilities are endless. If you're looking for a way to jazz up boneless chicken breasts, this is the perfect recipe to stick in the rotation!



  1. <3 my slow cooker!! I've just started getting into it - those look delicious! Here's a link for some awesome ribs that I make in my slow cooker!

  2. This looks so yummy! I am going to feature it this Thursday!

  3. Wow looks incredible! So talented Erin and beautiful pics, just like out of a magazine =)