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An easy and delicious sure thing original recipe to please all.
A shredded chicken smothered in a creamy salsa sauce served over rice.
"I was worried that using fat free cream cheese would make it bland but the salsa had so much flavor that it was PERFECTLY balanced! I only made a pound of chicken with a 16oz. jar of salsa and 6oz. of fat free cream cheese since there is no way I could consume 4 pound of chicken! Two servings of it are currently in my freezer... I will be interested to see how it tastes after being defrosted! Great flavor + inexpensive due to few ingredients + healthy = THANK YOU for this TERRIFIC recipe! "- Nmagnuson
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Place frozen chicken in a medium to large crock pot.
Pour the salsa over the chicken.
Put the lid on the crock pot and set the crock pot to low for 4-5 hours based on your crock pot.
You want the chicken to be cooked through and very tender so at the end of cooking time it easily pulls apart with 2 forks.
I do this right in the crock pot when I use chicken tenders, Breasts can be taken out and shredded on a plate and then returned to the crock pot. (Shredding the chicken ensures the great flavor in every bite!)
Last- I then melt the cream cheese into the chicken and salsa mixture.
Serve over rice with a side of fresh Red pepper slices.
We have found that even though we love a variety of salsa brands Tostitos works by far the best for this recipe!
I am a wimp when it come to medium and hot salsa. My family is not but they still LOVE this dish! You of corse can try mild or hot Tostitos salsa.
I make this meal for friends when they have a baby, or after surgery etc, since it is a sure thing their families all love and 1/2 can feed my family and the other 1/2 theirs! Or we love the left overs!
This is my original recipe =D
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cmnkyrun16 1 month agoSo cheap and easy to adjust to my family's liking! My picky toddler devoured this.
william_knappenberger 1 month agoAbsolutely delicious. My fiancé is very finicky about tomato dishes but he loved this. I used medium salsa to give it the extra kick.
drewstoons 2 months agoSo easy and my husband had two plates. I added some oregano, coriander, lime juice, fresh garlic, jalapeño and mushrooms. It was amazing!!
NurseBrandy 2 months agoMy Entire family love every bite even the leftover's. We made tostadas, enchiladas, burritos, and taco salads with this melt in your mouth shredded chicken. Thank you
gotsomesplaining 3 months agoExcellent! So easy and cheap. Fat free or lite sour cream is also an option. Both varieties are delicious! Thanks for this recipe.
PKM4 3 months agoDelicious ... used boneless skinless chicken thighs .. added onion, green, red & yellow peppers ... very quick and easy!
abbatto 3 months agoOur first recipe to try on BigOven. It was wonderful. The cream cheese added a great flavor.
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irishrutter 4 months agoLoved it
Kindermom 4 months agoSooo easy and delicious! Makes a lot of food. Definitely shred chicken if you want more flavor. Thanks!
Emonasmith 5 months agoThis is the easiest thing to make and everyone always ooooo and aaaaaaa over it. My kids always ask for it when I ask what to fix for dinner. :)
Kicia731 5 months agoI wanted to try something new, simple, and in a crock pot (to keep the kitchen cool!), and this recipe fit the bill. Tiny modification made was to add a pinch of extra cumin when it was almost done, a drained and rinsed can of corn and black beans. Served with brown rice, this is great! Thanks for sharing.
alison_blake_353 6 months agoFantastic!!! Easy and delicious! :)
Vbraddock1231 7 months agoI forgot to add that my favorite way to eat this is over pasta. YUM!
Ange325 7 months agoYummy and extremely easy to make!
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Momeisch 8 months agoThis was the easiest thing ever. I made it the first day and served it over rice. On day 2 the left overs were amazing on top of baked potatoes, and on day three (yes, 3 meals), my husband enjoyed the chicken on flour tortias. So many uses for such a simple dish. It is now a staple in my kitchen!!
mias_mom08 9 months agoThis was very bland. Perhaps it would be better with a hotter salsa and/or topped with hot sauce and salt. This recipe was disappointing.
Littlewills2005 9 months ago