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Easy Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 4 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 4

The intense flavors of this salsa chicken are delicious on their own, but take this meal up a notch by serving over rice, topped with chopped fresh cilantro. For fun, serve in taco boats with toppings. No matter how you eat it, this recipe won’t disappoint. This money-saving meal costs just $3.59 per serving on average. MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
package (20 oz) bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed (4 thighs)
1
cup Old El Paso™ salsa (from 16-oz jar)
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
1
cup frozen sweet corn (from 12-oz bag)
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
2
teaspoons chile powder

Steps

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  • 1
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken thighs; cook 6 to 7 minutes, turning once, until brown.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, stir salsa, beans, frozen corn, green chiles and chili powder until well mixed. Top with chicken thighs.
  • 3
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (at least 165°F). Stir before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Serve salsa chicken in Old El Paso™ Taco Boats™ soft flour tortillas. Top with shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, salsa and sour cream.
  • Chicken can be shredded and used as a base for a taco.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
890mg
37%
Potassium
260mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
4g
19%
Sugars
4g
Protein
22g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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