Thursday, May 7, 2009

A favorite meal...

I am all about the crock pot. I love that thing and think it has to be a top 5 genius invention in this world. Right next to penicillin, the atomic bomb, duct tape...the crock pot! I use mine at least 2 times a week and if I could do all cooking in it I would rock. One of my favorite things to do is a chicken salsa that Mike and I just love. We had it last night and I thought it was worth sharing. I call it Scoop Chicken.

2 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I sometimes use tenderloins because they cook faster)

1 1/2 - 2 cups of your favorite salsa (I love the black bean and corn variety - Meijer has a great one)

Cook in your crock pot for 3 or 4 hours. I often put the chicken in the crock pot still frozen and it cooks great.

I usually shred the chicken with forks after it's been cooking for a while.

Prior to eating prepare a cup of jasmine (or your favorite) rice.

Line the bottom of a cereal bowl with baked Tostitos Scoops.
Add rice over the scoops. Spoon the chicken and salsa over the rice. Top with shredded mild cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. You could add jalapenos, black beans, black olives, anything you like.

We love the crunch of the Scoops with the chicken, salsa and rice. It is a total comfort food for us!

I love new recipes so please share any good ones you may have!


  1. That sounds absolutely delicious and I'm going to make it tonight. I happened to be thawing out chicken breasts right now and was bored with grilled chicken rice or potatoes. This is awesome. Thanks. I'll send you some recipes when I get the chance. Hope all is well. Come out to Cleveland sometime and visit.

  2. This could easily be done in the oven, too. Probably bake 30 - 45 minutes @ 350. If you did brown rice it would be even healthier. Enjoy!

  3. No, he had no other signs. It's a silent starvation diet b/c the gluten coats the filia (or whatever it's called) so the body does not absorb any nutrients therefore skinny, short kid. It wouldn't hurt to have him tested. Thanks for the website I'll check it out.

  4. Thanks for sharing, Beth! This was GREAT! Hubby wasn't too interested initially, said he doesn't like Salsa in his meals. But he LOVED it, and so did Jonah and I. Noah wouldn't touch it (he's 3, no surprise), but loved having chips, cheese and sour cream for dinner ;)