Thursday, April 14, 2011

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

This Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken stretched into 3 full meals for our little family.

Remember to spray your crock with cooking spray to make your clean up real easy!

For the Salsa Shredded Chicken

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 24oz. jar of Mexican Style Salsa (any type you enjoy)

1 can cream style corn (approx. 15oz)

Spray the crock with cooking spray. Add a little of the salsa in the bottom. Add the 6 breasts and cover with the rest of the salsa. Cook on low for 7 hours. After 7 hours shred the chicken in the crock. At this point add the can of Cream Style Corn (approx. 15oz.) and mix well. Switch the crock to high heat and cook for approx. 20 more minutes. Now you are ready for a few different meals. Let's start with burritos.

You can have everyone build their own burrito. You will need a package of flour tortillas. Warm the tortillas spoon a good portion of the shredded chicken on the tortilla and then add any of the following fillings in the tortilla, wrap and enjoy. Some ideas for fillings to go with the shredded chicken are cheese, cilantro, jalapenos, tomatoes, beans, chopped onions, prepared rice and avocado.

We had enough leftover shredded chicken to make other meals during the week. Chicken Enchiladas was the dish I made the following night.

I bought Green Enchilada Sauce for these, a large can about 24oz. or two smaller cans. Heat up half the sauce in a saucepan and heat up each tortilla in the sauce to make it more pliable. Fill the tortilla with the chicken and some cheese. Roll up and put in baking dish. I sprayed the baking dish with Pam before I filled it with the enchiladas. After all the rolled tortillas are in the baking dish cover with remaining sauce and with more cheese. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or so…

Here is the baking dish of enchiladas after they had been heated through.

This was a filling meal with a fresh salad on the side…

14 comments:

  1. looks yummy! I have a crockpot salsa chicken also on my blog, come check it out, it's a bit different..
    daybydaysunshine.blogspot.com
    This recipe is so versatile and easy

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  2. I may just have this today it looks so good!Its cold and rainy here so this would be a good meal today

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  3. So glad I came across your wonderful blog! This looks great. New follower!
    - Jessica @ http://cajunlicious.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh my goodness - I was just talking about enchiladas to my adult ESL class today when Mexican cuisine was mentioned in our textbook. Most of them have never even heard of them. This recipe sounds better than my tried and true - you girls keep doing that to me!

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  5. This salsa chicken sounds delicious for burritos and enchiladas.

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  6. Anything Mexican and I will be there! Looks and sounds mouth watering.

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  7. Totally agreed with Kathy. Mexican is the forever loved dish. and you have shared some of the nicest dish among them. Thank you so much.
    -slow cooker

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  8. Looks yummy! I cant control my self. I have make it at my home. And really its looks amazing.Thanks for such nice recipe.
    -slow cookers

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  9. I make a similar recipe that calls for a can of black beans, drained and rinsed. Yum!!

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  10. This is perfect, Ellen. We have family visiting next week, and I have been looking for a Mexican recipe. Now I have found it. I know it will be good - because it's your recipe. :)

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  11. Wow that sounds yummy. I am already looking for meal ideas for our summer family reunion. This would go over well with us all. I like the different ideas for using it. I'll be trying this soon.

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  12. I made this for dinner last night and it was very good. I might try this using pork some time and see how it is.

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  13. Yay! I have a Cinquo de Maya (Sp) potluck to go to on Thursday! I will be crocking some chicken for it!

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