Saturday, September 3, 2011

Slow Cooker Green Salsa Chicken

I don’t know about you, but it’s been busy around here this week. Clara’s school started back up, we’ve had golf lessons, gymnastics, cycling group and on and on.

So really, this is just a shortcut version of Pollo en Chile Verde because I needed something quick and flavorful to save me from feeding my family fast food these super packed few days.

We ended up eating (inhaling) this soupy dish by itself with whole-wheat tortillas the first night, the next day for breakfast with black beans and scrambled eggs, and the following day stuffed into quesadillas.

So even though the 2 1/2 pounds of chicken needed for this recipe was expensive, I feel like I more than got my money’s worth in leftovers.

Slow Cooker Green Salsa Chicken
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Serve with tortillas, rice and beans if desired.

2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
16-ounce jar thick and chunky mild green salsa
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Stir the ingredients together in a slow cooker. Set on high for 5 to 7 hours. Stir occasionally if you’re around.

2. To thicken sauce, during the last hour or two of cooking time, carefully remove the lid as not drop the water from it back into the sauce. Shake lid into the sink and wipe it dry. Replace lid and repeat periodically until sauce is thickened to taste.

8 Servings.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 177.9 Total Fat 2.1 g Saturated Fat 0.5 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 g Cholesterol 82.2 mg Sodium 519.8 mg Potassium 515.6 mg Total Carbohydrate 4.6 g Dietary Fiber 1.1 g Sugars 0.0 g Protein 33.7 g

Recipe and photograph by Laura Flowers.


Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Perfect for those busy days! Love your homemade tortillas.

Joanne said...

These are leftovers I would DEFINITELY love to have! Perfect for a busy school week!

fittingbackin said...

Sounds great!! Love the shorter ingredient lists!

notyet100 said...

Curry looks so yum

Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

I'm always looking for new ways to cook chicken in the crockpot...this looks delicious!

Sue said...

Laura, Love that this is a breakfast, lunch and dinner dish! Sounds yummy:)

Anonymous said...

i love this recipe! i use it all the time. i make plenty for left overs and the following days i use it in things like quesodillas. very yummy and so easy to bake. i always keep the ingredients around as a last minute recipe!

Velva said...

I can totally relate to those fast, crazy, hectic days. Any recipe, that can keep me from flinging frozen pizza on the table in an act of desperation has my full attention. This looks awesome. Thanks for sharing.


P.S. I am planning to highlight one of your recipes that I have been enjoying...Lemon vegetable Soup with Cheese Ravioletti. The recipe gives you full credit and a link back to your blog. The recipe should post on Thursday, Sept 8. I hope you will drop by and check it out.

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert said...

Looks amazing and simple. I can think of so many uses for this chicken! Yum :)

Monet said...

I've been beyond busy...and wanting to pull my slow cooker out! This is going to be made ASAP. Thank you for sharing this recipe...and your words. I'm smiling and my stomach is growling. Much love from Austin!

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