My cousin Jill told me that her favorite meal to cook in the crockpot is salsa verde chicken because it’s “so easy and so delicious!” Since I’m a big fan of easy and delicious recipes, I asked her if she would be willing to share it on my blog and she agreed. (Yay!) Take it away, Jill…
I know, I know…you already follow New Leaf Wellness and have oodles of delicious crockpot recipes, but this one is SO easy and SO delicious. I promise you will not be disappointed!
Trust me, we are not 100% clean eaters by any stretch of the imagination, but we at least try! I’m wary of canned goods because many of the actual cans contain BPA, but they ARE convenient. Thankfully, because this recipe calls for so few items, it’s easy to justify buying organic canned goods, in BPA free cans, without breaking the bank. BUT I promise I won’t judge if you buy any old can…and will probably, on occasion, even do so myself.
Salsa Verde Crockpot Chicken Recipe
Yields: 6 servings
- 2lbs boneless chicken breasts (fresh or frozen)
- 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 15oz can corn, drained and rinsed
- 16oz jar salsa verde*
- 8oz package cream cheese
- Place chicken breasts in crockpot. Add black beans, corn, and salsa verde.
- Cook in crockpot on “low” for 6 hrs or until chicken is cooked through.
- Add cream cheese (just throw it on top) and let sit for about 1/2 hour.
Combine all ingredients (except cream cheese) in a gallon-sized plastic freezer bag, remove as much air as possible, and freeze for up to three months. When ready to cook, thaw and dump into crockpot. Cook on low for 6 hours or until chicken is cooked through. Add cream cheese and let sit for 1/2 hour or until warm.
*If you’re in a pinch, regular tomato salsa will do…BUT green salsa REALLY gives it a kick!
The other nice thing about this salsa verde crockpot chicken recipe is that it goes with a variety of side dishes from mashed potatoes to brown rice. However, if you do have a little extra time, my favorite way to serve it is with Spanish Rice and a big, green salad!
Jill Petrush Rogers is a full-time working Mama to two very active little boys, ages 4 years & 17 months. After becoming a Mama, she realized that her mission is to help others meet and/or exceed their own personal breastfeeding goals. And so, she became a Certified Lactation Counselor. You can follow Jill’s personal journey on her blog The Galactagoddess and on Facebook