Tuesday, August 21, 2012

O'Brien Hash Brown Chicken

Another version of a Ranch Dressing Crockpot Chicken we tried recently that was very satisfying. Summer is a great time to plug the crockpot in and step away for the day coming home to a nice meal.

O'Brien Hash Brown Chicken

2 pounds chicken breast tenders
1- 16oz. jar of salsa of your choice
2 cups prepared Ranch Dressing
1- package of frozen O'Brien hash brown potatoes. (approx 4 cups)

Prepare your crock with cooking spray. Pour salsa in bottom of crock. Add frozen potatoes. Layer chicken tenders on top of potatoes. Top with prepared ranch dressing. Cook on high for 1 hour and then turn down heat to low for 4-5 more hours. At end of cooking time stir the ingredients in the crock pot. Serve with your favorite sides.


16 comments:

  1. Ellen, I am thinking this would be a great recipe to bring to a care group potluck. I bet you could do it without the hashbrowns and serve it over rice too which I could then add more to the crockpot and cook the rice separately. Thanks for the recipe. I'll try it this fall.

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  2. Very disappointed with some of the recipes showing up here.
    I don't consider this cooking. Three very processed items
    dumped onto some chicken - not too appealing. Speedy yes, but
    sorry not for me.

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  3. Dear Anonymous - why even post if it's not for you - use your own salsa - boil and cut up your own potatoes - make your own ranch dressing - and butcher your own chickens - in the summer especially - quick and easy is the game - well, even in winter when school is in session there isn't a lot of time = and yes, it is cooking, just not your type - it's all opinion - just sayin' - from another anonymous who loves their quick and easy recipes - and I cook - a lot - even own a catering business.....and we cook from scratch - Thanks Mennonite Girls - your recipes rock...

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  4. Love this easy breezy type of recipe and you are right - should use the crock pot in summer too when we are all so busy. This is a great comfort food recipe Ellen!

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  5. I, on the other hand, love the quick easy recipes. As a working mother, I do not have the time to make everything from scratch. All recipes are not for everyone -- you have to pick and choose. Keep up the good work!

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  6. Oh wow. This sounds yummy.

    Hope you are well and just super busy with summer!

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  7. Way too much salt in this to be healthy for anyone.

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  8. I bet it would be delish. My only concern is the sodium content would be off the charts. I have no specific problem, but I do try to keep it down.

    Sharon

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  9. Sorry I didn't see the deluge or would not have added to it. Always appreciate your ideas and sharing.

    Sharon

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  10. I am stunned by the post of 7:44 A.M.

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  11. I'm chuckling Ellen - we obviously have a wide variety of people reading our blog. And I don't mind the negative comments because they keep us on our toes and remind us that not everyone will enjoy every recipe.
    As for sodium content - I liked Anonymous #2's comment - use your own from scratch ingredients (no butchering chickens for this city girl though) [smile]) and control the salt yourself, or find another recipe that better meets your criteria. I love the fact that we all have different likes and preferences. That gives even more variety to choose from. Keep your comments coming.

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  12. This might sound silly, but is the chicken cooked, or raw?

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  13. I have to agree with the previous comments about the quality of the recipes lately. Two cups of ranch dressing? That amount of high fat, high sodium, & MSG, is not healthy for anyone to consume, most especially children.

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  14. I love your recipes. I cook loads and use MGCC recipes as a jumping off point then tweak to suit my own tastes and preferences. That's what cooking is about. Keep up the good work. Angharad

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  15. I make my own sodium free dry ranch mix, from that I make dressing or dips, I also can my own salsa, some salt is needed for canning of course, there are always ways to adapt to your diet needs as stated above.

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