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salsa chicken

Recipe by
Lake Mills, WI

I had to be out for the day and I wanted to make something super easy and fast so dinner would be ready when I got home. Salsa Chicken to the rescue! It cooks up all by itself and is fall of the bone tender. I serve it over rice that I also mixed in some Edamame that I had in the fridge. We loved it!

yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For salsa chicken

  • 2
    chicken leg quarters
  • olive oil
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 16 oz
    frozen corn
  • 16 oz
    jarred salsa
  • salt, pepper, basil, cumin, bay leaf

How To Make salsa chicken

  • 1
    Heat some olive oil in a pan. I have a multi-cooker so I just used that. Add the chicken skin side down and brown. Flip and brown the other side and remove.
  • 2
    Dump in the onions and saute to soften.
  • 3
    Pour in the corn and continue to saute until it browns a little.
  • 4
    Pour in half the jar of salsa and place reserved chicken on top.
  • 5
    Sprinkle spices over chicken skin and add the bay leaf.
  • 6
    Pour remaining salsa around chicken and rinse jar with a bit of water and add it too. (about a half cup)
  • 7
    Cook on Low for 5 hours.
  • 8
    I served this over rice but you could also use noodles or potatoes!