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Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice

Try a make-ahead slow-cooked supper, filled with sassy Southwestern flavors, that's all ready when you get home.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 6 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 5
 

Ingredients

1
lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 1/2
cups uncooked converted long-grain white rice
1
cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1 3/4
cups Progresso® chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso® chopped green chiles
1
cup sour cream
1
cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend (4 oz)

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix chicken, rice, salsa, broth and chiles.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low setting 6 to 7 hours.
  • 3 About 5 minutes before serving, turn off heat on slow cooker. Stir in sour cream and half of the cheese; sprinkle remaining cheese over top. Cover; let stand 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with additional salsa if desired.
  • 1 In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix chicken, rice, salsa, broth and chiles.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low setting 6 to 7 hours.
  • 3 About 5 minutes before serving, turn off heat on slow cooker. Stir in sour cream and half of the cheese; sprinkle remaining cheese over top. Cover; let stand 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with additional salsa if desired.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Converted rice has been processed so that the rice is less likely to become gummy, making it an ideal slow cooker ingredient.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
610
(
Calories from Fat
220),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
24%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
110mg
110%;
Sodium
880mg
880%;
Total Carbohydrate
63g
63%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
34g
34%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.