Crock-Pot Salsa Chicken recipe (low fat, high protein...and cheap)

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    Jul 09, 2011 8:09 PM GMT
    Hey guys! If anyone's looking for a simple, maintenance free meal you should try this crock-pot salsa chicken. Since I'm not a huge fan of cooking, I'm always looking for something easy...plus it's high in protein and low-fat and cost only about $10. A lot of my friends make it too and they love it. I usually serve with with either baked chips, taco shells or tortillas.

    Ingredients:
    Boneless Chicken Breasts (3)
    Salsa (1 jar)
    Taco Seasoning (1 packet)
    Corn (1 can)
    Black Beans (1 can)
    Water (1/3 cup)

    Instructions:
    -Put all the ingredients in a crock pot and mix together (leave chicken raw)
    -Cook for 5 hours on low heat
    -After 5 hours, take a fork and mix everything...when you cut the chicken, it'll shred instantly and mix in well with the rest

    I would recommend some low-fat cheese and sour cream to go with it too.

    Enjoy!

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    Jul 09, 2011 8:13 PM GMT
    5 hours!? But I want it now icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 10, 2011 3:47 PM GMT
    This sounds good for someone like me who can't cook anything, I mean how could I screw this up.....now I need a slow cooker icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 10, 2011 3:53 PM GMT
    This is great. I really liked it.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 10, 2011 4:08 PM GMT
    Thanks I'll give this a go.
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    Jul 10, 2011 4:15 PM GMT
    This sounds great! I will try it this week and let you know.
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    Jul 10, 2011 5:41 PM GMT
    Cool...hope you guys like it. It makes a ton of it, so you can freeze the rest. It looks "soupy" at first, but once you shred the chicken it blends in well and thickens.

    I make chicken tacos with it (or a chicken burrito)

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    Jul 10, 2011 5:50 PM GMT
    Cool. I like slow cooker recipes. They are pretty much goof proof. Gonna have to give this one a try.
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    Jul 10, 2011 6:06 PM GMT
    This sounds so good! Definitely going to give it a try. Probably tonight!
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    Jul 10, 2011 6:22 PM GMT
    Dang that sounds really good. When my family and I make salsa chicken, it's literally with chicken and salsa. That's it.

    Although I suppose that if I dump a little bit of lime juice in there next time, it would give it a kick, no?
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    Jul 10, 2011 6:41 PM GMT
    Thanks. I've just bought a slow cooker, so I'll give this a try.

  • IdkMyBffJill

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    Jul 10, 2011 8:56 PM GMT
    Thanks!! This sounds great, it's cooking as we speak!!

    Here is one of my favorite slow cooker recipes:

    CURRY CHICKEN
    4 chicken breasts cut into edible-size chunks
    2 cloves are garlic (diced)
    2 whole onions (chopped)
    2 tbs of corn starch
    6 to 9oz of spicy/hot mango chutney
    1 tbs of curry powder (I usually end up adding extra)
    1/2 tsp of salt (recently i've started leaving this out, still tastes great)
    1/4 tsp of pepper
    2/3 cup of water

    Cook for 5-7 hours on low.

    Add 1 cup frozen baby peas.

    Cook for 30 more minutes or until peas look ready.

    It's pretty amazing and reasonably healthy ... except for the mango chutney which is somewhat high in calories, fat, and salt. I was using a full 9oz, but have started using less (prob closer to 6oz) and adding extra curry powder. Pretty much still tastes the same. I would think you could add bell peppers too. It seems like they'd fit in well -- I just don't care for them.
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    Jul 10, 2011 10:36 PM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos saidDang that sounds really good. When my family and I make salsa chicken, it's literally with chicken and salsa. That's it.

    Although I suppose that if I dump a little bit of lime juice in there next time, it would give it a kick, no?



    haha...not quite the same! but you can play around with this recipe for sure. There's literally a ton you can do with it!
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    Jul 10, 2011 11:16 PM GMT
    This sounds delicious and easy to make. Thanks for sharing.
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    Jul 10, 2011 11:18 PM GMT
    Awesome recipe, sounds so good, im going to try it!
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    Jul 10, 2011 11:35 PM GMT
    Thank you for posting this. I copied it down and just might try it next week.

    Thanks again, Brad and if you need ideas for something easy and fast to make meal-wise, e-mail me.
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    Jul 10, 2011 11:40 PM GMT
    ThrillafromWasilla saidThis sounds good for someone like me who can't cook anything, I mean how could I screw this up.....now I need a slow cooker icon_smile.gif


    If you're new to cooking or just bad at it, I'd recommend getting a slow cooker regardless of whether you want to make this meal or not. There are TONS of slow cooker recipes that are really hard to mess up. And spending a few dollars on some veggies and meat makes a great stew, makes your house smell great all day while it cooks, and will last for days. Hell, I'm a good cook, and I use my slow cooker a few times a month anyway. It's nice to set the meal up in the morning, and having it ready and warm as soon as I get home from work.
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    Jul 10, 2011 11:49 PM GMT
    Sweet -- always looking for new recipes. Thanks for sharing!
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    Jul 11, 2011 12:04 AM GMT
    look up a slow cooker recipe for turkey chili with white beans and cinnamon. I think it's called Cincinnati Turkey Chili...so easy and you can make a ton and freeze it

    http://southernfood.about.com/od/crockpotchili/r/bl46c1.htm

    cinnamon helps with blood sugar and immunity

    I don't serve it on spaghetti like Skyline does, but it is amazing

    have fun
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    Jul 11, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    Agree- thanks for sharing always looking for something quick and nutritiousicon_biggrin.gif
  • real_diver2

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    Jul 16, 2011 6:01 PM GMT
    Thanks, vols!

    Just made it today. Quick, easy and tasty!!!!

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    Jul 16, 2011 6:11 PM GMT
    Corn & Beans are a waste considering they're not digestible and you won't get any nutritional value out of them. All the protein claims of beans are proven inaccurate, as your body can't even break down the protein in them! Eating such foods is basically like filling yourself up with air and then farting it out....

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    Jul 16, 2011 6:23 PM GMT
    IdkMyBffJill said2 cloves are garlic (diced)
    2 whole onions (chopped)
    2 tbs of corn starch
    1/2 tsp of salt (recently i've started leaving this out, still tastes great)




    Garlic is a toxin.


    "The reason garlic is so toxic, the sulphone hydroxyl ion penetrates the blood-brain barrier, just like DMSO, and is a specific poison for higher-life forms and brain cells. We discovered this, much to our horror, when I (Bob Beck, DSc) was the world's largest manufacturer of ethical EEG feedback equipment.

    We'd have people come back from lunch that looked clinically dead on an encephalograph, which we used to calibrate their progress. "Well, what happened?" "Well, I went to an Italian restaurant and there was some garlic in my salad dressing!" So we had them sign things that they wouldn't touch garlic before classes or we were wasting their time, their money and my time.

    I guess some of you who are pilots or have been in flight tests...I was in flight test engineering in Doc Hallan's group in the 1950's. The flight surgeon would come around every month and remind all of us: "Don't you dare touch any garlic 72 hours before you fly one of our airplanes, because it'll double or triple your reaction time. You're three times slower than you would be if you'd not had a few drops of garlic."


    Onions are toxic, same family as Garlic.

    http://www.raw-food-health.net/Onion-Toxicity.html

    Corn starch isn't digestible.

    Salt is bad for you. (Though celtic/sea salt in moderation might be ok? Still undecided.)
  • silverfox

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    Jul 16, 2011 6:31 PM GMT
    Love the crock pot recipes guys I am going to try every one. Here is mine-



    The Silverfox Really Easy Turkey Chili Recipe (with Sweet Potato)


    I modified the recipe from Real Simple magazine to up the protein.

    In a skillet brown 2 pounds of ground turkey with a chopped white or red onion and a couple of teaspoons of minced garlic.

    Skin and cut up one sweet potato into 1/2 pieces
    2 cans of diced tomatoes (spicy better) with liquid
    1 can of red beans (with liquid)
    1 can of black beans (with liquid)
    1 can of chicken or vegetable broth.
    2 teaspoons of cocoa powder
    1 teaspoon of chili powder
    1 teaspoon cumin seed
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.
    1 teaspoon pepper
    i green or red pepper chopped up.

    Add all ingredients into the crock, along with the ground turkey/onions/garlic from the skillet after you drain the fat.

    Slow cook low for 8 hours, or on high for 5 hours. About 1 hour before done cooking you can add some spicy bbq sauce and it will really pop with flavor.

    When serving you can add some kind of crusty bread, or low fat sour cream, or yogurt, or guacamole. It is a crowd pleaser for me every time and the sweet potato is the secret ingredient. !!!


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    Jul 16, 2011 6:55 PM GMT
    like the turkey chili recipe! I may end up starting a "Healthy recipe swap" thread. seems like a lot of guys on here are into cooking.

    Thoughts?