Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Slow-cooker Salsa Chicken

I have had a few set backs in my weight loss journey - but it is back to business.  Some of my trouble came from food burn out, meaning I couldn't come up up with meals to please my family or myself.  The other side of it came from stress, and let's face it, I am an emotional eater.  While I wish that I would just magically wake up one day being skinny, well thin, I know and have accepted that this is a journey that I have to commit to and it is about changing my habits.  Clich√©, I know.

That being said I am committing to trying 1 new healthy recipe each week.  As I mentioned I recently purchased an iPhone.  One of the first  Apps I loaded was the Sparks Recipe App.  There is also a website here.  What a GREAT app.  May be one of my favorites so far.  Easy to use and navigate.  I can pick recipes, healthy recipes based on ingredients and diet requirements and than save them to your favorites.  The only draw back is that it does not build a shopping list.  Not a big deal really but it would be a nice feature for a later release.

Here is my first recipe, Slow-cooker Salsa Chicken - yum, yum!! 


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup salsa
1 package reduced sodium taco seasoning
1 can reduced fat cream of mushroom soup (condensed)
1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream


Add chicken to slow cooker.
Sprinkle taco seasoning over chicken.
Pour salsa and soup over chicken.
Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Remove from heat and stir in sour cream.
Serve with rice.

*Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 157.2
Total Fat: 3.3 g
Cholesterol: 63.4 mg
Sodium: 654.2 mg
Total Carbs: 6.7 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
Protein: 24.3 g

*as published at Sparks Recipes
I do not think these numbers include the rice.

We made this dish on Sunday and I forgot to put it in the crock-pot before church so hubby put it together and put it in the oven.  If it had been in the crock-pot all day it would have looked more like pulled chicken I assume.  The flavor was great though.  In the future I will also serve over brown rice.  If you try it let me know what you think. 

Also on Sparks if you search "crock-pot salsa chicken" you will see variations to this recipe that do not have the cream soup in it.  Happy cooking!

1 comment:

  1. You can do it! What has helped me is to eat less protein. I've been searching for recipes under Vegan and Vegetarian. Those are less fat which you know I have to watch now. This was a great post, I enjoyed reading it.