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Slow-Cooker Cheesy Salsa Chicken

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Slow-Cooker Cheesy Salsa Chicken
  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 0 min
  • Servings 4
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Slow-Cooker Cheesy Salsa Chicken

Dive into a dish that's so cheesy–and easy–it's fabulous! This three-ingredient slow-cooker meal preps in minutes and tastes like the spicy, comforting, delicious Mexican food you love.

Ingredients

1
can (16 oz) Old El Paso™ medium salsa OR Muir Glen™ organic medium salsa
1 1/2
pounds uncooked chicken breast, diced
Salt, to taste
2
cups Mexican-style cheese
2
cups cooked Mexican rice
Fresh cilantro for garnish (Optional)

Directions

  • 1 Pour salsa in the bottom of 3-4 quart slow cooker. Place chicken breast on top and sprinkle with a bit of salt. Place lid on slow cooker and cook, covered, for 3-5 hours on high or for 4-6 hours on low.
  • 2 Thirty minutes before serving, open slow cooker and sprinkle cheese over the chicken. Cover tightly and cook for an additional 30 minutes with the slow cooker on high, until the cheese is melty and the salsa is bubbling. (Note: Keep the lid tightly sealed to keep the cheese from drying out or overcooking.)
  • 3 Serve chicken over rice. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.
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Step By Step  

Three ingredients. Crazy cheesy. And salsa. This is a chicken dinner that makes itself – in your slow cooker!

As prepared by Cheeky Kitchen,

Let your slow cooker do the work with this super quick and easy cheesy chicken dinner smothered in salsa.

I've got a mad crush lately on three ingredient dinners. They sound like such an impossible thing – seems like most cookbooks make meals look like a 12-ingredient list of shenanigans is required even for basic recipes. Alas.

 

Slow Cooker Cheesy Salsa Chicken

This lil' darling takes just three ingredients: Salsa. Chicken. Cheese. We love you.

 

Slow Cooker Cheesy Salsa Chicken

It's this easy. Guys. THIS EASY!!


Salsa in the bottom. Chicken on the top.

Salt if you want.

Cover with the crockpot lid.

 

Slow Cooker Cheesy Salsa Chicken

About four hours later, you'll have a pot of salsafied chicken. Give it a little stir.

 

Slow Cooker Cheesy Salsa Chicken

Then toss on cheese. Glorious cheese. Oodles of cheese. Pounds of it.

Okay, two cups.

But it's a lot.

 

Slow Cooker Cheesy Salsa Chicken

Pop the top onto your slow cooker. Keep the top on tight, tight, tight. Then let it all get melty and schmelty and turned into gooey perfection.  It'll take about an extra half-hour of cooking. Don’t lift the lid! The cheese gets meltier when all the juices get slow-cookered together.

 

Slow Cooker Cheesy Salsa Chicken

Spoon it all on top of rice. And…

 

Slow Cooker Cheesy Salsa Chicken

Enjoy!

 

Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next! 

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