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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 172.8
  • Total Fat: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 68.4 mg
  • Sodium: 489.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 28.3 g

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Cowboy Chicken

Submitted by: ELAINEHN
Cowboy Chicken

Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    6 - Chicken Breast halves, no skin,
    1 jar (about 2 cups) your favorite Salsa (mild, medium, or hot)
    1-2 TBLSP Brown Sugar
    1 TBLSP Brown Mustard or Dijon Mustard

Directions

Place chicken in crock pot or casserole dish.
Mix all other ingredients in bowl and pour over chicken.
Cook in crock pot on low for about 6 hours, or bake in 375f oven for about 1 hour.
The sauce is delicious over rice, scooped up with baked tortilla chips, or even served over steamed veggies.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ELAINEHN.






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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very good. Used 1 Tbsp brown sugar twin with 1 Tbsp brown mustard with salsa. Only used 5 chicken breasts and amount of salsa was just right. Will definitely make this again with real sugar next time since calorie diff is small. - 8/15/08

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    this sounds good! even though i dont like to use my crockpot as much bc it is a pain to clean. but i should def. try it i think i have a jar left of my moms homeaide salasa. ill have to try it over rice. and i think i do have a thing of beans. - 8/15/08

    Reply from ELAINEHN (8/18/08)
    Hi STEELER! Just wanted to say, if you don't want to use the crockpot, this is DEFINITELY delicious baked in the oven. I use the crockpot sometimes for 'convenience' and to have it ready earlier since I work ... but honestly, tossing it in the oven for an hour or so is just as easy & yummier.


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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    OMG !!! this was amazing.. it was so good.. and a definate keeper !! I loved how wonderful my house smelled when i walked in from work.. i left it cook on low in my crock pot for about 9 hours.. it was totally scrumptous !!! will pass the recipe on to my daughters ! - 6/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    just to let you know i made this for the guys at the firestation yesterday. It was my turn to cook. They all loved it. It was great. - 4/18/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My kids were VERY happy with this meal, and I enjoyed it too! I chose the oven receipe. I think I would use chicken tenders next time instead of chicken breasts, or increase the amount of salsa by maybe another 1/2 jar if I'm using chk. breasts. I think Spanish rice would enhance the dish too. - 2/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this with black beans last night for dinner, and it was fabulous! My husband raved about it. I don't think I've ever heard him rave about chicken before. - 1/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    One of my FAVORITE recipes! Made it again tonight and it was delicious! - 3/15/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I Loved this.. Didn't think I would but it was GREAT !!! - 1/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was soooooo good! We will be having this a lot! I had a jar of an avocado salsa, and I used horseradish mustard and since my DH is diabetic, I used brown sugar twin. Had salad, ranch style beans with jalape├▒os and some organic roasted sesame chips to scoop the salsa. It is a keeper! - 4/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This crock-pot recipe is a tasty time saver. Loaded with flavor! - 9/15/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good. My DH doesn't care for salsa or things made with it, but he really liked this! - 8/15/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Today is our first day in the quest to make healthier eating choices. I was very pleased with this recipe, it was absolutely fantastic! I used picante salsa and served it over greater value southwest style vegetables for a meal right around 400 calories. I will certainly be making this again! - 3/7/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is amazing! I cooked 4 chicken breasts and the whole salsa jar was just enough. I added some low sodium taco seasoning recipe I found on here, as well as melted Tex Mex Kraft cheese, and served with corn on top. It was a hit!!! - 8/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My wife cooked this for supper tonight and it was excellent. As a matter of fact, I had a serving in and half it was so good!! Recipes like this make eating right easy. Thanks for sharing!!! Im gonna pass this on to my buddies. - 5/3/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good! My son shredded his, put it in a tortilla, added cheese, avocado, and sour cream. He said he'd eat it anytime. I ate it plain with some rice. Really good taste. - 8/21/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good! I added a can of black beans and corn to it too and served it over brown rice. I will make this one again! - 1/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Have to say I was not looking forward to eating this . It didnt look too appealing with just salsa, mustard and brown sugar. It was GREAT!!! So simple and easy. Will definately make again. - 10/21/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    THis was delicious! And it was so quick and easy to make. Will be making this one again. - 8/14/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was skeptical at first, but it turned out great! - 7/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe. Was a little hesitant at first thinking salsa would be a bit harsh. It was excellent.
    I used mild salsa and 2 TBLS brown sugar and 1 TBLS pineapple mustard, it was all I had. My mom thought it was a bit spicy but I thought it was perfect.
    I will make this again and again. - 4/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I served over brown rice and pinto beans. Great healthy meal! Just enough tang and just enough sweet. It went it my recipe box. - 4/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I baked it in the oven for an hour instead of the slow cooker - and it was amazing. My husband who is picky and not too excited about eating better raved about it. We had old elpaso spicy fat free refried beans and knorr southwestern rice with it both low in calories and fat. - 1/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious and easy to make! We added fresh green beans to the crockpot, and they turned out great too! I would definitely make this recipe again! - 9/15/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband, one year old son and I just loved this over brown rice. I used a peach based salsa. - 9/11/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I had it with the rice and veggies and it had a unique taste, very good. - 3/28/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Had it tonight, I wanna be a cowboy!!! - 3/27/07

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  • Delicious! I've made this recipe twice in the last week. Turns into a yummy sauce. I added a red and a yellow bell pepper. If I knew that the peppers would soak up all the flavor, I would have added another! Ate with tortilla chips. - 3/6/14

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  • I just love how simple this is from beginning to end. Will put this on my menu for the weekend or next week! - 2/22/13

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  • Very good even my kids loved this one. Will mostly likely cook this one very often
    - 1/8/13

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  • yummy - 11/1/12

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  • Loved
    - 9/28/12

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  • yummy - 9/17/12

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  • Fast, easy, delicious! Need I say more? :) - 8/28/12

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  • Thinkin' I went too light on the salt - it needed after crock pot seasoning - but beyond that - very successful! - 8/15/12

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  • YUM! Will definitely make again! - 8/8/12

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  • Tried this and it was good after i had just made it but don't do leftovers, the chicken gets tough. The sauce is amazing though, need to make it for other items. might be good as a salad dressing. - 7/19/12

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  • Spicy with just a hint of sweet. Hubby couldn't quit eating it! Will definitely make this again. - 6/12/12

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  • Have made this twice and both times it was delicious and the meat was so juicy. Kudos! - 3/18/12

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  • wow this was great. I am amazed at how simple this was to put together yet so delicious. I served it with brown rice and green beans and my DH loved it! thanks so much for such a great recipe. - 3/9/12

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  • Very good all enjoyed it. Plan to make this a Sunday after church meal, yummy - 2/1/12

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  • It was yummie! I'm going to put the leftovers on a whole wheat wrap for lunch tomorrow! - 1/30/12

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  • This was sooo yummy with rice! Great recipe, heated up nice for leftovers, too! Will make again! - 1/16/12

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  • This is wonderful!
    I added the black beans suggested by leelion93
    Very Good - 1/12/12

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  • Delicious! Kids loved it -- even the picky one! - 1/11/12

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  • This was wonderful! Worked great in the crockpot! Yum! - 1/10/12

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  • I think this recipe is going to become a favorite. You can change it up depending on the salsa you use. I had a jar of Salsa Verde from Costco on hand. Delicious with this. That salsa comes in a 3-pack with a Salsa Habanera and a Pico de Gallo. Each would change the recipe significantly, all great! - 11/26/11

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  • Love this EASY recipe! Served with our 7 layer salad, it was a very pleasant meal. - 11/20/11

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  • Really good, fast and easy!!!! - 11/1/11

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  • So yummy good. I too included black beans in it to bulk it up a little and add little fiber. Its so good and sooooo easy. - 10/13/11

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  • this recipe is very easy and very, very good!..nice kick to the salsa - 8/14/11

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  • This came out much better than I was expecting! A big hit with the family and I loved the sweet and savory of the sauce over rice. Definitely one that will be returning to our menu! - 7/27/11

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  • going to try this - 6/25/11

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  • This is so delicious that my young grandchildren ask for it weekly. - 5/19/11

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  • Easy and good. - 5/9/11

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  • Wasn't that appealing. Too much just like chicken dumped with salsa. - 4/27/11

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  • My husband loved this, It was not my fave it seemed like it was missing something to me. - 4/7/11

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  • Awesome recipe. Thank you for sharing. - 3/27/11

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  • Delicious! I run an in home daycare and had to endure smelling this delicious meal cooking all day! Mmmmm... It was so good! I pulled the chicken and gave it to my one year old. This would be great on a bun or taco. Five stars for sure! I will be making it again! - 3/16/11

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  • So good - So easy - So FAST! I tossed in some black beans in the last few minutes in the oven and served with corn and a few tortilla chips we had on hand and the whole family loved it! This one is officially on our short rotation! - 3/10/11

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  • Use to make this years ago... Thanks for the reminder and the cute name. It is yummy and a family pleaser. - 3/1/11

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  • My family really loved this one, and it was so easy to make! I will be making this again. - 2/9/11

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  • This recipe sounds like texas 2 step chicken on picante sauce jar lmao - 2/3/11

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  • this was so very good. even my rather picky husband loved this dish!! definitely a new family favorite! - 2/2/11

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  • /very good. Easy and taste great over brown rice.This recipe is a keeper. - 2/2/11

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  • We made it for dinner and put it over spanish rice. It was very good. I think next time I'll turn it into chicken enchilads with some avacado, sour cream and black beans. - 1/16/11

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  • Has anyone used just plain yellow mustard or mustard powder?? Is it still good?? - 1/13/11

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  • Very good and unique! We will definitely make this again. - 11/2/10

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  • A.Maze.Ing. I really wasn't expecting this to be THAt good, but it was incredile! My son and I loved it. We ate it on tortillas with a little sprinkle of cheese. My husband and the kids also put sour cream on theirs. I could eat this every day, and it was so simple to make! - 10/16/10

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  • YUUUMMMY!!! So mind you I'm an extremely unexperienced cook, yet this was suuuper easy to make! I cooked it in the oven and it came out perfect, I did make a few tiny adjustments: I used one cup of regular salsa and another cup of black bean salsa, also I used spicy brown mustard. PERFECTO! - 8/24/10

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  • Loved it!!! Even my mother loved it!! - 7/22/10

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  • My picky eater (7 yrs old) asked for seconds, which rarely happens. It was very good and I also baked it in the oven. - 6/2/10

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  • Loved this! Super easy to make and hit with the whole family! - 5/25/10

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  • This is REALLY GOOD! I had precooked some chicken, so I mixed the sauce ingredients and "marinated" it in the fridge for a couple days, then put it all in a small pan and cooked it till warmed thru, then added string beans and had it with rice! I think I'll use MILD salsa next time - WHEW spicy! - 5/21/10

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  • This is an amazing recipe. We have it almost once a week. I love to serve it on a bed of corn nibblets and black beans with balsamic and jalopenos. Thank you for sharing!! - 5/4/10

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  • This was so good! Probably one of the best recipes I've tried from this website. I sprinkled some fresh cilantro on top of the chicken in the last few minutes of cooking, and I highly recommend doing that. A great recipe! - 4/7/10

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  • I put a baking dish in my pressure cooker and cooked this at 15 psi for 1 hr 10 min. Tender and good taasting but next time I will put a cover on the baking dish so water doesn't mix in. A little thin. Shredded the leftover chicken and saved for soup next day. Will add black beans too. - 4/2/10

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  • It was good, reminded me of roast though. It was so tender it fell apart as I tried to take it out. - 2/4/10

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  • I made this and everyone really enjoyed it. I think next time I will cut back on the brown sugar just a little. I served it with black beans and brown rice and it made for a great dinner! - 1/14/10

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  • I used 3 breast halves, added black beans and popped it in the oven. Added Mexican cheese last 10 mins. Next night I drained liquid off the left over breast half, diced it up and spread it over corn chips. A little more cheese, baked for 15 mins and had a wonderful nacho. Plenty for the 2 of us. - 1/12/10

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  • this receipe was great. this one is a keeper! thanks. had leftovers 2nd night cut up and served over rice. very tasty the 2nd night also. - 12/10/09

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  • This recipe was very easy and quick to make! The sauce (with the lid on) kept the chicken very moist and tender. My husband loved it, too! I served it with brown rice and baked sweet potatoes in the skin. Yummy dinner! - 12/3/09

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  • now is this 6 breasts or 3? - 8/14/09

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  • Very good - will be sure to make again! Cooked on low for about 8-9 hours and the chicken was extremely tender. Also added 1 cup of corn and 1 cup of black beans - just right. Served over rice. - 7/12/09

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  • I was out of salsa so substituted a can of chili, added onions and garlic and simmered it on the stove for an hour. Excellent and didn't heat up the kitchen too much on a 90+ degree day. Will definitely make this again when I get some picante sauce. Served it over brown rice. - 7/7/09

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  • It was very good and easy to make! It was a success with my family! - 5/11/09

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  • Quick and easy and always good. - 4/15/09

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  • This is very similar to a recipe my mother in law makes. We LOVE it. The only difference is, we don't ad the mustard. Also, we like to sprinkle with a little low fat cheddar before serving, - 11/7/08

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  • made it tonight! YUMMY!!! - 9/14/08

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  • Very tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe! - 8/21/08

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  • Yummy! - 4/7/08

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  • I baked this and it was very easy to do and it tasted ok. Not too sure I would make this again though. - 3/3/08

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  • Really enjoyed this recipe. Although I made the mistake of letting my boyfriend pick the HOT salsa...not such a great idea. - 2/1/08

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  • DH and I loved it, but the kids didn't enjoy it at all. I would make it for myself again, but not for the kids. - 1/27/08

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  • OMG soooooooooooooooooooooooo good!! - 1/14/08

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  • awesome! - 1/7/08

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  • Very good and easy to make! Put over rice, added pinto beans. yummy! - 10/10/07

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  • excellent stuff
    - 3/30/07

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