Friday, September 27, 2013
In the kitchen: Salsa Chicken
Chicken breasts or tenders
1 jar of salsa, I used Full Circle Organic Salsa in medium
1 can of corn
1 can of black beans
2 cups brown rice
2 cups water
Optional - shredded cheese, we used monterey jack
Place chicken in a crock pot and cover with salsa...if there isn't enough salsa you can add a little water to it, just make sure the chicken is covered. Cook on high for 2 hours and shred the chicken. I use my tongs and shred it in the cockpot...super simple and mess free. Drain and rinse the corn and beans and add them to the chicken, cook another 30 minutes. Meanwhile bring water to a boil and add rice...cook to package directions. Several packages list cooking time for brown rice as 30 minutes but I find that it takes at least 45 unless you like it really chewy. Just top that rice with some chicken and cheese.
This is a very basic recipe...you can add any number of vegetables to this. Really any vegetable topped with salsa will be fantastic. It's also yummy with cilantro but we didn't have any on hand.