Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sweet Salsa chicken

I saw this recipe on one of my favorite blogs, 365 Days of Slow Cooking and had to try it out!  I made a few changes to it.  You can check out the original on the blog.

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 jar salsa
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
4 Tbsp quick cooking tapioca
3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 1/4 cup diced onion
10 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp water

1. Combine tomato paste, diced onion, garlic and water in small microwave safe bowl. Cook in microwave for 4-5 minutes, stirring every minute. Onions should be soft. Transfer to the slow cooker.
2. Place chicken, salsa, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, tapioca and Worcestershire in slow cooker. Stir gently to combine.
3. Cover and cook on LOW for 3-4 hours. Break up chicken with a fork into large pieces.
4. Cover and cook for an additional hour to really coat the individual pieces in the sauce.

Serve over rice or wrap in tortillas.

What I love about this one is that is is so healthy!  just about the only calories come from the chicken, and then the rice or tortillas if you want those.  I estimate the total point value for this meal is around 15, without the ride or tortillas.  This will easily serve 5 or 6 people.  Add a fresh salad as a side and some cornbread and you've got a pretty good meal.

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