Mexican Chicken ~ with Unprocessed Modifications

I discovered and first cooked this recipe over a year ago. I was wanting to cook it again but the salsa doesn't fit with our unprocessed specifications. Lots of preservatives in store bought salsa ! The other night, I decided to experiment with it and it was a huge success !! I neglected to take a photo so am going to repost this old one with both recipes in it ...

All I did the other night was change a few ingredients, the rest is the same.

So ... Instead of the jar of salsa ... I added ...
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 can diced green chilies
and a few dried onion and garlic flakes.

I cooked the chicken for 6 hours. Turned it off for a couple hours. Turned it back on 30 minutes before we wanted to eat to throw in the cream cheese ... but ... see instructions below for all those details ...


I found this amazing recipe over at 'from Mommy's kitchen'.
Made it the other day and we loved it.
Kids loved it.
I loved it.
Rory loved it.
Rory even loved it for lunch the next day !
And I have another full meals worth frozen to eat in the next week or two !!
Love that !
Lots of love involved with this meal !

Here's the recipe ...

4-5 boneless chicken breasts, frozen
1 can black beans (15 ounce)
2 cups corn, fresh or frozen
3 limes, juiced
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced (optional) - I didn't have any fresh so I used dried.
1 jar of medium salsa (16 ounce)
1 package low fat cream cheese (8 ounce)

Place the frozen chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the cream cheese.

Cook on high heat for 5-6 hours , until chicken is fully cooked and falling apart. A half an hour before serving, stir to break up the chicken and add the cream cheese, let melt, mix it in just before serving.

Serve over rice.

PS .. Next time we have it we are going to try serving it in ................ drum roll please ............ yep, you guessed it ........... flour tortillas !!!!!!!!


Blessed Beyond said...

This sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

cKc--aka Kathy said...

WELL! Dad bought some home made flour tortillas from a lady with a home business and they are in the fridge till I find a recipe to make that will be yummy to eat with them.......OH WAIT......HERE IS THAT PERFECT RECIPE! This will be our dinner on Saturday, will let you know how it goes with tortillas! It looks perfectly marvelous!

Bonnie said...

Sweet ! The juice is quite juicy so I'd still do the rice to go into the tortillas ... you know, sort of chipotle style ... Can't wait to hear what you think !!!

Sandra said...

Oh Bonnie....YUMMY YUMMY. That looks so darn good.

cKc--aka Kathy said...

Dinner last night was a huge success! I used thighs instead of breasts (and shredded it much smaller than your photo indicated...liked the shreds), mild salsa for the kitten tongues among us (so put out sliced jalapenos as a garnish) heated up some leftover rice and the afore mentioned tortillas, chopped up some tomatoes and avocado, shredded some lettuce, opened a can of olives and just let people loose to design as they would. I saw chicken on rice in a bowl, chicken only on a tortilla, and chicken and rice on a tortilla. I watched it all quickly disappear into various mouths, and smiles appear. Seconds were had by all!

Jill M. said...

Sorry I missed it, this looks fantastic!

But, in what world was yesterday Saturday??

Bonnie said...

Ok ... I was totally lost with your comment Jill ... still I started reading the other comments ... and then I discovered a Saturday reference by Mom and if you look at the date, you'll see that she made that comment in 2009 !! (when I first posted this ...)

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Brenda said...

Hi Bonnie! I don't know if you remember me or not, but we knew each other in Japan. Anyway, I have a quick question: do you drain the black beans or corn? This sounds wonderful!!! Kudos to you and your friends for an awesome blog site!!

Bonnie said...

Thanks Brenda ! Yes, I drain both ...