Don't forget to garnish this slow-cooker chicken and salsa with avocado, cheese and sour cream

Clean up is a breeze, because you only need one pot to cook this simple chicken dinner

By Hope Comerford
December 30, 2019 1:04AM (UTC)
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Chicken and Salsa (Skyhorse Publishing)

Excerpted with permission from Fix-It and Forget-It Healthy One-Pot Meals: 75 Super Easy Slow Cooker Favorites by Hope Comerford. Copyright January 7, 2020 by Good Books, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

Hope Comerford is the blogger behind A Busy Mom’s Slow Cooker Adventures and is the author of The Gluten-Free Slow Cooker and editor or author of several Fix-It and Forget-It books including Fix-It and Forget-It Lazy and Slow CookbookFix-It and Forget-It Cooking for Two, and Welcome Home Cookbook. She is passionate about slow-cooking and writing easy, delicious recipes.

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Recipe: Slow-Cooker Chicken and Salsa

Marcia S. Myer Manheim, PA

Makes 6 servings

Prep. Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 4–10 hours

Ideal slow-cooker size: 5-qt.

  • 2 (15-oz.) cans black beans
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless chicken breasts, cut into serving-size pieces
  • 1 (16-oz.) jar black bean salsa
  • 1 (16-oz.) jar corn salsa
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 avocado, sliced, for garnish
  • Corn chips, for garnish

1. Combine the beans, chicken, black bean salsa, corn salsa, brown rice, and 2 cups water in slow cooker.

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2. Cook on High for 4 hours or on Low for 8 to 10 hours, adding water if needed near the end of the cooking time.

3. To serve, place 1 1/2 cups of the chicken mixture on individual serving plates. Top with the sour cream and cheese. Garnish with the avocado and corn chips.

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Hope Comerford

Hope Comerford is the author of "Fix-It and Forget-It Best Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes: Quick and Easy Dinners, Casseroles, Soups, Stews, and More!"

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