Monday, April 16, 2012

Slow-Cooker Sour Cream Salsa Chicken

I was trying to use up a huge jar of salsa that I had opened when making Cafe Rio Sweet Pork and I came across this recipe on Spark People. It's a FREE nutrition tracker/ diet plan/ healthy lifestyle website. I'd heard of Spark People, but I didn't realize the website has over 200,000 healthy recipes! Pretty cool, right? Well, besides spending over an hour adding healthy recipes to my Pinterest boards (SO addicting!), I found this super easy recipe that I've made 3 times now. I don't often make a recipe that often because there are so many new recipes I haven't tried, but this is perfect for Sundays. I can throw 3 ingredients in a slow-cooker before we go to church and when we come home, this meal is hot and on the table within 10 minutes! I never even thaw the frozen chicken first. My family all loves it too, which makes me happy:) Recipe adapted from spark

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 package 40% reduced sodium taco seasoning mix (or about 3-4 Tablespoons)
1 cup salsa
2 Tbs. cornstarch
2 Tbs. water
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream

Spray crock pot with cooking spray (or line with a Reynolds' Slow Cooker Liner) and add chicken breast. Sprinkle with taco seasoning and top with salsa. Cook on low for 6 hours. Remove chicken from pot and shred. Dissolve cornstarch in 2 Tbs. water and stir into sauce remaining in crock pot. Stir in sour cream and shredded chicken and warm through. Serve on top of rice, noodles or quinoa and sprinkle with a little cheese. Can also be served in a tortilla as a burrito.  Serves 6.

Nutritional info (without rice): Calories: 231.8, Total fat: 3.2 g., Cholesterol: 95.2 mg., Sodium: 689.7 mg., Total carbs: 12.2 gm., Dietary fiber: 1.3 gm., Protein: 36.6 gms. 


Lisa said...

I made this for dinner the other night and it was a hit! We ended up making "Mexican haystacks" and layered rice, this chicken, shredded cheese, crumbled tortilla chips, diced tomatoes, sliced olives, and sour cream. YUMMY!

Alli grins said...

Sounds SO good, Lisa! We make this often, so I'll definitely try your version:)

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