Saturday, January 23, 2010

Crockpot Salsa Chicken Stacks

This was our crock pot dinner a couple Sundays ago. The pictures are kind of scary again... the shorter days are killing any decent food pictures. There's just no decent light. But it was delicious! All my boys devoured it. It's more of a dip sort of thing, but we're big dip fans. Although you could easily use it to fill tortillas, too. It's super easy and you can easily customize it to suit your preferences. Add a bag of chips or tortillas and some toppings, and we were all appropriately stuffed. Perfect Sunday night fare for us.

I found it here and just added a couple of the things we liked in it. We don't like canned salsa at all so I always add a little taco seasoning to offset the acidic flavor that canned salsa gives. Be sure to look at the original recipe to see a more appetizing picture. Mine just don't do this justice. It was sooo good and could not be easier.

2 cups frozen corn
1-2 cans black beans, rinsed (We personally like more beans, so use as many beans as you like. And feel free to substitute pinto)
2 large frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb.)
1 1/2 cups salsa
1 can olives, sliced (optional)
1-2 tsp. taco seasoning (this is my addition... I definitely think it needed a little extra)
splash of lime juice

Additional toppings:
cilantro (not really optional, if you ask me)
avocado or guacamole
sour cream
lime wedges

1. Lightly grease bottom and sides of your crock pot. Pour frozen corn into the bottom of the slow cooker and place frozen chicken breasts on top. Cover with beans and salsa, and olives and taco seasoning if you're using them. Cover an cook at low for 6 hours. Remove chicken and shred with forks. Return to slow cooker and stir until everything is combined, and add your splash of lime juice and any more taco seasoning if you desire.
2. Serve with tortilla chips or as a burrito filling, topped with additional garnishes.


Kathy Hester (GeekyPoet) said...

I am posting healthy slow cooker recipes on my blog You might fine some that interest you.

Hua said...

This looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

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