Monday, March 7, 2011

Salsa Ranch Chicken with Black Beans

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This was seriously, INCREDIBLY good! It was SO easy to make as well, which is why it has now made it's way to one of my FAVORITE Slow Cooker Meals of all time!  I cannot wait for you to try this!  It was PACKED with flavor and so simple.  I can't say enough about it!  Because of that, I'm going to get RIGHT to the recipe tonight!  Mmmmmmmmmm......LOL

(I would like to give a special thanks to Mandy Beth Bryce for providing the original Salsa Chicken recipe!  I just changed it a tiny bit!  Thanks again Mandy!!!!)

P.S. This is great served in Tacos, Walking Tacos, on soft tortillas, or scooped up with tortilla chips!  YUM!!!  It would be a great tailgate recipe!!!!!

Salsa Ranch Chicken with Black Beans

Ingredients:
2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (or about 1 lb.)
1 packet low-sodium taco seasoning
1 packet dry ranch dressing
1 cup (or more) salsa
1 can condensed Cream of Chicken soup
1 can black beans, drained

Sour Cream and Shredded Cheese to add on top!

Directions:

Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of the Crock Pot Slow Cooker and sprinkle with the taco and ranch packets.

Mix together the salsa, Cream of Chicken soup and black beans.

Pour the mixture over the Chicken.
(I used a Reynolds Slow Cooker Liner to save on clean up time!)

Cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours.

Shred the Chicken and stir it in the sauce.
Serve over rice or on a tortilla
with some shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream.
Enjoy!

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35 comments:

  1. I saw that someone shared this link in the comments over at Newlywoodwards.com so I had to come check it out. This looks delicious. I am trying to pair down my pantry and I have ALL thes items so this is perfect. Can't wait to make and try this.

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  2. So glad you're here! Can't wait to hear what you think!

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  3. I just discovered your blog and decided to try this recipe a couple of months ago. This recipe is SO delicious - I've made it several times already and it's a hit with my hubby and friends. Thanks for sharing! - Allison

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  4. I'm so happy to hear that Allison! Thank you for sharing your comment!

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  5. I just found your blog and can't wait to cook this! I'm cooking for a crowd at 6. If I double the recipe, any idea on how that change the cook time? Thanks!

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  6. Liz, just give it an extra hour or do maybe. I don't think it should change the cooking time too much!

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  7. Just made it tonight, and it was fabulous!!

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  8. Thank you! One of my all-time favorites!

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  9. Had this tonight for dinner and Dan had seconds, and Lila said, "yummy". It was a hit all around. It's a VERY tasty meal that's full of flavor and spice...and everything nice;-) !!! Thanks Hope!!

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  10. do you know if you can use frozen chicken breasts or do they need to be thawed first? i've only ever used my slow cooker for dips and meatballs... my twins are 7 and in scouts so we are starting to have those busy nights where it would be great to not have to try to prepare something in the evening. i'm thinking this may be a great 1st recipe to try! thanks!

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  11. Corinne,
    It will be soupier (due to the liquid from the frozen chicken) but would be fine. Increase the cook time to about 7-8 hours on LOW

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  12. Hi! This sounds good. If I don't have cream of chicken soup, could I use cream of mushroom? Would it still be good?

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  13. I made this today...There is NOTHING better than coming home from work, having my 17 year old son MEET ME AT THE DOOR to ask "Mom, when is dinner? That stuff in the crock smells awesome, and tastes AMAZING!" AGREED, it was FABULOUS!!! Can't wait to try it again!!! Made it almost as written. Added kidney beans instead of black beans because I had them on hand, and probably had 1 1/2 - 2 pounds of chicken, 4 medium sized breasts, as that is what was in the pack I took out of the freezer! Thanks SO much for sharing this awesome recipe, and thanks to so many fans for talking about it on your FB page recently that brought it to my attention! Can't wait to make it again. I'm sure it will become a new favorite!

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  14. I made this last night. I literally threw it in the crockpot in 5 minutes that morning with frozen chicken. I had to use navy beans because that is all I had. I squuezed in some lime juice at the end. So so good. The 7, 5 and 2 year olds ate it until they saw the beans. Next time I will make this with refriend beans so they cant "find" them. Thank you for this one. It is going unto the rotation!

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  15. Edlyn - sure!

    Michele - that is awesome!

    Jill - Great idea! And you're welcome!

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  16. Making this for dinner tonight. I added a can of corn to help stretch the recipe. My husband loves it and always eats two helpings. Then there isn't enough left overs for the next night. :)

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  17. This was SOOOO Good! I'm sure this will be a regular in our house. Loved to that is was so simple and quick to put together. I did add a part of a jar of jalopenos. We like it spicy :) Thanks for the recipe!

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  18. Made this today for dinner this evening-SOOOOO good!!! I used three chicken breasts, so I could have increased the salsa and maybe even the cream of chicken soup slightly. During the cooking process, I was worried that the mixture would be too soupy, but I wound up adding some chicken stock after shredding the chicken because I needed more liquid! I will be sure not to cook quite as long (4 hours on high) or shred the chicken quite as much next time, but the recipe is FABULOUS! My super picky 2 and 5 year olds loved it! Thanks so much!

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    1. I am so glad your family enjoyed it soo much!!!!

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  19. A girlfriend printed this recipe out and was sharing it with me at the same time I was telling her about A Busy Mom's Slow Cooker Adventures on Facebook. She said this recipe is awesome and she used her homemade salsa with it. I will be trying it tonight!

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    1. That's so funny! LOL Let me know how you liked it! :)

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  20. I just tried this tonight-it was a hit!!!! Very flavorful but not too spicy~just the way I like it!!!!!thanks for the recipe!

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  21. Silly question, but I don't cook all that often. I am trying this recipe out right now...do you stir it at any point, or just let it "do it's thing"? :) Thanks!

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    1. Not a silly question! Nope, no stirring necessary!

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  22. My husband doesn't like black beans what could I put in there instead of black beans

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    1. Any kind of beans he likes, or just leave them out.

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  23. Could I substitute the cream of chicken soup for something less creamy? Chicken broth maybe?

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  24. I put about 4 chicken breasts in the slow cooker and pour on top a jar of salsa, a drained can of black beans, and a drained can of corn. I eat it as a dip, as nachos, and in tortillas. It's best in whole wheat ones. This looks good enough to try as something a little different.

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  25. Hi Hope. I don't have any low sodium taco seasoning. Will it be way too salty if I use a regular packet?

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