Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
Recipe contributed by: Liz from Cooking By Moonlight.

There is something that is particularly satisfying about getting a delicious homemade dinner on the table without spending all night slaving over the stove. With how little time people have to get dinner ready, I love creating these recipes to help people see that making dinner at home can be just as quick as ordering out.

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Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Yield: 8 -10 Servings | Serving Size: 1 cup |Calories: 432 | Total Fat: 3.9 g | Saturated Fat: 0.9 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 35 mg | Sodium: 374 mg | Carbohydrates: 72.5 g | Dietary Fiber: 9.0 g | Sugars: 4.2 g | Protein: 27.2 g | SmartPoints: 11

Ingredients

  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 large bell pepper, diced (green, red, yellow, or orange - whatever you like)
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 15oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 20oz. jar chunky salsa
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups rice prepared according to directions on package or 1 batch of my Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Cilantro Lime Rice Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cup of white rice
  • 1 small lime
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 t. salt (additional salt to taste)
  • optional accompaniments: fresh cilantro, sour cream, avocado, lime wedges, etc.

Directions

Heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and bell peppers and cook until tender (about 3-4 minutes). Add chicken breast cubes and cook, stirring occasionally, until no visible pink remains on the outside (about 6-7 minutes).

Add in beans, corn, salsa, and water and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover, stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through (about 15 minutes) - for a thicker sauce remove lid for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Serve over rice. Garnish with fresh cilantro, sour cream, avocado, etc.

Cilantro Lime Rice Directions

Prepare rice according to instructions on the package. When the rice is finished add the juice from one lime, salt, and cilantro to the rice. Stir and place back over low heat, uncovered for 1 minute.

**Alternative Prep...

After step 1 place all ingredients in a slow-cooker and heat on low, covered for 2-3 hours. Easy, peasy! :)

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12 Comments on "Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken"

  1. Leeanne P.  February 17, 2013

    I love this recipe. I leave out the corn though.

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  2. Lynn  February 17, 2013

    Love this…so easy and healthy! Even the kids love it!

    Reply
  3. Lori T  February 17, 2013

    I absolutely LOVE the Salsa Chicken!!! It is so good!!!!!

    Reply
  4. Emily  March 4, 2013

    Do you have the nutrition info for this meal (serving size, points plus)? Whatever you have would be great! Thanks!

    Reply
    • Skinny Ms.  March 5, 2013

      Emily, This recipe was submitted by a guest food blogger. Here’s an estimate of the data:
      Calories: 262 | Previous Points: 5 | Points Plus: 5 | Total Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Carbohydrates: 29 g | Dietary Fiber: 4 | Protein 16

      Reply
  5. Jenn  March 12, 2013

    im going to try it with Quinoa instead of the rice

    Reply
    • Skinny Ms.  March 13, 2013

      Jenn, Quninoa would be delicious! Love our quinoa. 🙂

      Reply
  6. Molky  May 27, 2013

    What is the cooking time if you use frozen chicken breasts? I like to make crock pot meals that cook while I'm at work, so 2 hrs is too short

    Reply
    • Skinny Ms.  May 28, 2013

      Molly, I don’t recommend using frozen chicken for safety reasons. If you do use frozen, add an additional hour to the cooking time.

      Reply
  7. Skinny Ms.  July 10, 2013

    Jess, Approximately 4 servings.

    Reply
  8. Tiff  September 25, 2013

    where's the recipe for the cilantro lime rice?

    Reply
    • Skinny Ms.  September 26, 2013

      Tiff, Here you go:

      Ingredients

      1.5 cup of white rice
      1 small lime
      1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
      1/4 t. salt (additional salt to taste)

      Prepare rice according to instructions on the package. When the rice is finished add the juice from one lime, salt, and cilantro to the rice. Stir and place back over low heat, uncovered for 1 minute.

      Reply

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