Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

I am always looking for new recipes of things to do with chicken.  Cooking in a slow cooker, I always just want to throw everything in the pot and not have to do much prep work.  So cooking with chicken in a slow cooker, and having to cook it first was a bit of a pain.  But once I put it in the pot, it looked really pretty, so I may have to make it again.

Ingredients:
4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
Hot sauce to taste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup of your favorite salsa
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed
1 can (14 oz) whole kernel sweet corn, drained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Directions:
In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.  Sprinkle chicken with salt and cook in oil until brown (about 4 minutes) turning once.
In slow cooker, mix salsa, beans, corn, chili powder and hot sauce.  Top with browned chicken.
Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 to 9 hours or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut.
Plate chicken and top with fresh cilantro (optional)

Stay Hungry my friend!