4 Weeks of Crock Pot Madness!!

And so it begins!

Today’s recipe is Crockpot Salsa Chicken.  I found it on Pinterest, or you can click this link:  http://myfindsonline.com/2011/05/12/crockpot-salsa-chicken/

I thought this looked really yummy, and super easy.  So I gave it a whirl.  We were pretty pleased with the results.  Here is what you do:

First, your ingredients:

1 lb. boneless chicken breasts

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 c. salsa

1 envelope taco seasoning

1 c. sour cream

FIRST, before we do anything else, a few things I want to mention.  You’ll see from my picture that I’ve included the Reynold’s Slow Cooker liners.  Now, I’ve never been a fan of these, I thought they were too pricey and didn’t make much sense.  I mean, it isn’t hard to scrub out a crock pot.  But after considering that I’ll be scrubbing out a crock pot every night until mid-March, I changed my tune.  So, I plan to use these liners each day from here on out. 

Second, you’ll see from the pic that I don’t use taco seasoning envelopes.  I bought a big tub of taco seasoning from Sam’s Club a few years ago for about 5 bucks, and I’m still using it.  I have saved so much money on taco seasoning this way.  Also, if you buy spices like this in bulk, you can prolong their freshness by putting them in the freezer. 

OK, on to the recipe:

You’ll want to mix together the soup, salsa, and taco seasoning.  Put in the bottom of your slow cooker.  Then place your chicken breasts on top of the mixture.  Cover your slow cooker and put it on low for about 5-6 hours. 

Take your chicken out of the crock pot and shred.  This was really easy to do. 

Add the sour cream to the mixture and stir.  Replace chicken.  Cover it back up for about 20-30 mins.  When done, put over rice and voila!… you have dinner!

Now, I decided that because it was Friday and I wanted to be fun (and I didn’t feel like cleaning another pot) I opted to serve this in bowls with tortilla chips instead of over rice.  Stupid.  It was just too runny for that.  I think if I had heated up the leftovers the next day and served it with chips it would have been fine, but straight out of the crock pot it was just too thin. But, hey… the kids thought it was so fun and they gobbled it up, so what does it matter? 

THE VERDICT:  A Do-Over.  It will be added to my recipe binder.  You know, once I find it. 🙂  Ugh…

So, Happy President’s Day to you all!  Hope your kids are enjoying the day off.  Mine are still in PJ’s at 11:30, and were so excited that I took them through McDonald’s Drive Thru for breakfast.  It’s the little things, I guess!  I am off to the kitchen now to put today’s recipe in the slow cooker.  See you all tomorrow!

~Natalie

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About suzyfreakinghomemaker

I'm Natalie. I'm 34, a mom, a wife, a daughter/sister/friend/aquaintance, and a self-proclaimed Suzy Freaking Homemaker. I gave myself this title sometime over the past year. I have two kids, Peanut {not his actual name of course}, who is a 9 year old boy, and Princess {again, would never name my kid that} who is a 7 year old girly girl. I have a wonderful husband, Gary, {Yes, that one is an actual name} of 12 years. Up until a few months ago, I was a working mom. I owned a Portrait studio, and the better part of my life was spent in my studio, snapping pictures at a break-neck speed for infants, children, and families. A few months ago I closed my studio because I found that it was taking over my life, my health, and my energy for my family. I sat down with The Hubs and we decided that my concentration should shift to our home and our family. Enter Suzy Freaking Homemaker, the reluctant coupon-clipping, from-scratch cooking, mom-taxi driver, PTA Mom, Girl Scout Leader, wanna-be Blogger, crazy person. So.... here I am, blogging about it all. Because one day it will all just be a fuzzy memory. I hope. :) Thanks for joining me in this journey. I can guarantee it will not make you smarter, wittier, or richer. But it might make you appreciate your life more. That's what I hope it will do for me too.
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