Friday, February 27, 2015

What's for Dinner: Chicken Con Salsa (3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Recipe)

How many of you make time to sit around the dinner table in the evening as a family? It took us a while to get to the point where we were doing it every night. Here is one of our family meals that we enjoy together.

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.

The Berry Bunch: What's for Dinner: Chicken Con Salsa (3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Recipe)

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)

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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!)

The Berry Bunch: What's for Dinner: Chicken Con Salsa (3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Recipe)

place chicken bone side down at the bottom of your crockpot

The Berry Bunch: What's for Dinner: Chicken Con Salsa (3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Recipe)

cover with salsa

The Berry Bunch: What's for Dinner: Chicken Con Salsa (3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Recipe)

pour in corn

The Berry Bunch: What's for Dinner: Chicken Con Salsa (3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Recipe)

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!

The Berry Bunch: What's for Dinner: Chicken Con Salsa (3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Recipe)

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) 

The Berry Bunch: What's for Dinner: Chicken Con Salsa (3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Recipe)

Serve over cooked rice and enjoy!

The Berry Bunch: What's for Dinner: Chicken Con Salsa (3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Recipe)

and then get seconds and not worry about presentation...

The Berry Bunch: What's for Dinner: Chicken Con Salsa (3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Recipe)

I use a 7qt crockpot. you can divide the recipe in half if you have a smaller one.

*update* here is a printable 5x7 recipe card so you can easily access this recipe whenever you need! Just click on the picture!

The Berry Bunch: Chicken Con Salsa printable 5x7 recipe card
click here to download the card


Try it! What did you think?

Happy cooking!