I honestly do not remember where I learned this recipe and I have not been able to find anything like it anywhere. The hubby and kids really enjoy it on those random occasions that I make it and I have no idea why I do not make it more often. It is such a simple recipe with only 3 ingredients and served over rice it is so yummy! Maybe because I am not a huge fan of touching raw chicken, let alone chicken with the bones still in them.
I call this Chicken Con Salsa, mostly because it is just chicken, salsa and corn. Serve over rice and it's complete! I've even frozen ahead and made later!
Chicken Con Salsa
(a 3-Ingredient Fix-it and Forget-it Recipe)
1 package of bone-in chicken thighs (approx 1.5lbs or 9 thighs)
32oz Herdez Salsa, I use mild/medium but you can use whatever heat you prefer
1 lb frozen corn
remove the skin from the thighs. I also prefer to remove most the fat as well. (don't forget to wash your hands after handling the raw chicken!)
place chicken bone side down at the bottom of your crockpot
cover with salsa
pour in corn
cover and cook on low for 4.5-5 hours or until chicken is cooked through (it is suggested that chicken reaches internal temperature 180°F) It will literally be falling off the bone!
Prepare rice according to package directions either on the stove or in a cooker when you have that amount of time left for the crockpot (i.e. I start the rice with 30 minutes left as that is how long it takes to cook 3 cups in the cooker)
Serve over cooked rice and enjoy!
and then get seconds and not worry about presentation...
I use a 7qt crockpot. you can divide the recipe in half if you have a smaller one.
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Try it! What did you think?