Almost Salsa Chicken in a Crockpot

Written by Diana - October 13, 2011 1 Comment

Almost Salsa Chicken

Almost Salsa Chicken

I put out a request for quick dinner ideas -something that wouldn’t take that much work, but would be healthy and delicious and maybe my son could do it.  Crockpot suggestions came in, but I knew my son couldn’t be trusted to stop and think that far in advance. Crockpot was out for him, but on my day to cook, it’s always a welcome suggestion.  Jenn Fowler suggested Salsa Chicken – and knowing the way my family feels about salsa, I was ready to try it out.

Unfortunately, the cupboards were not fully stocked, so a few substitutions were made.  The dish came out a little less mexican, and a little more health nutty, but it was delicious. Instead of black beans, garbanzos aka-chick peas were used.  Then instead of rice, some wheat berries were made in the rice cooker (brown rice setting) and gave the dish a nuttier flavor. The wheat berries and salsa chicken was served on top of some butter lettuce and arugula.  A little white cheddar (from a local farm market) was grated over top and then avocado slices as a finishing touch.

Jenn has a lot of different variations and serving suggestions, so take a look at her Salsa Chicken.  She also has a lot of other cool crockpot meals to try out.

Here’s my variation of her salsa chicken:

Almost Salsa Chicken in a Crockpot
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 jars home made salsa.
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 2 cups wheat berries
  • Lettuce
  • shredded white cheddar
  • avocado slices
Instructions
  1. Layer first four ingredients in crockpot and cook on low 6 - 8 hours.
  2. Use rice cooker to make wheat berries adding water according to the directions.
  3. Shred chicken and put back in with the rest of the crockpot ingredients.
  4. Plate up - layer lettuce, wheat berries, salsa chicken, cheese and avocado slices.

 

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One Outstanding Responses to "Almost Salsa Chicken in a Crockpot"

    Sophie on October 16, 2011 at 5:32 am

    MMMMMMMM,….the picture is a bit dark but the chicken dish truly looks appetizing! Yum! This is all about good food!

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