Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Slow cooker link-up

Linking up with Dwija and sharing some of our favorite crockable meals:

Firstly our take on Salsa Chicken

2 pounds of skinless/boneless chicken breast
1 cup salsa
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 pkg taco seasoning
small can corn
1/2 can black beans

Place chicken in crockpot
add beans and corn
add taco seasoning
mix salsa and soup and pour over chicken mixture
cover and cook for 6 hours; add 1 cup of sour cream for the last hour if
you prefer a creamy result.

We usually serve over rice but I imagine could be a stand alone dish.

Fruited Chicken and Barley
from Cooking Light: 5 Ingredient  15 minute Cookbook

1 1/4 cups pearl barley, uncooked
6 cups water
2 pounds skinned chicken thighs
1 lg onion, coarsely chopped
1 (8oz ) package dried mixed fruit
1 tbs salt-free Caribbean spice rub
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Combine all ingredients in a 4 quart slow cooker; stir well
Cover and cook on high setting 4 hrs or until chicken is tender
Or, cover and cook on high setting 1 hr; reduce to low setting and cook 7 hrs

Neither my husband nor I like spicy food so I substituted nutmeg and poultry seasoning in place of the Caribbean spice rub.


  1. The fruited chicken looks interesting and sounds quite tasty!

  2. Ohhh, I have to try the fruited chicken and barley. That sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!

  3. That salsa chicken sounds so good- I'm in need of good crock pot recipes. :)

  4. Just came by from Dweeja's post. Thanks for sharing! I'm looking forward to trying the Salsa Chicken recipe :)

  5. Cooked the Salsa Chicken last evening, and the family LOVED it! It made my house smell so divine!

    1. So glad you and your family enjoyed.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  6. My eyes usually glaze over at 'salsa chicken' crockpot "recipes," since they're usually just literally chicken and salsa and leave a lot to be desired (in my mind). But yours sounds really good, especially over rice! Found you from the link-up, thanks for sharing!