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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 293.2
  • Total Fat: 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 77.8 mg
  • Sodium: 438.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.7 g
  • Protein: 35.0 g

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Kickin' Creamy Chicken Stew in a Slow Cooker using FROZEN chicken breasts

Submitted by: APRILDAWN678

Introduction

For this recipe I use frozen chicken tenders or chicken breasts in my slow cooker. This is a good recipe to substitute beans, veggies, etc. and make it they way you want.
Note: I also have a low sodium version of this recipe that is similar, and tastes good, too!
For this recipe I use frozen chicken tenders or chicken breasts in my slow cooker. This is a good recipe to substitute beans, veggies, etc. and make it they way you want.
Note: I also have a low sodium version of this recipe that is similar, and tastes good, too!

Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    5 Frozen Chicken Breasts (or 20 frozen Chicken Tenders)
    1 16 ounce jar Salsa Verde
    2 cans Black Beans
    1 can Sweet Corn
    1 can Diced Tomatos with no salt
    1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
    1 small (3 oz) package of cream cheese

Directions

Place frozen chicken breasts or tenders in bottom of slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients except cream cheese.

Cook on low for 8-10 hours. At this point I remove about 1/2 the liquid because I like my sauce thick, like a stew. You can leave all the liquid if you want a "soup". Add cream cheese, cook on warm setting for 30 minutes, then stir.

This can be served over rice or wrapped in flour tortillas (not included in nutritional info.)

One serving is 1/2 a breast or 2 large chicken tenders.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user APRILDAWN678.






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  • 28 of 28 people found this review helpful
    Loved this recipe!! I made a few additions based on other's comments..I added low sod. taco seasoning, cilantro, sliced mushrooms, and used whipped cream cheese. Will def make again. SO easy! (Camo..I think the chicken is supposed to fall apart..it's a stew.) - 11/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
    This was SENSATIONAL!!!!! I added about 3 chicken and tomato bouillon cubes. It gave it more seasoning, but not as much sodium. We loved it over the brown rice and had enjoy for two nights!! This was a dream meal for me because it was effortless and not time consuming. Can't wait to eat this again!! - 2/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is awesome - my husband loves it! I add a few chopped jalapeno peppers and cilantro for added flavor. - 5/23/09

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  • Very Good
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I made this over the weekend but I used regular salsa instead of salsa verde and fat free cream cheese. This was excellent!!! I would have never thought to mix those ingredients together. It was even good over steamed rice. - 6/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe about two weeks ago and will be making it again. I used rotel instead of diced tomatoes. It was so easy to fix and the kids and hubby have requested it again. It is tomorrows meal. Thank you so very much for the recipe. - 4/16/09

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  • Very Good
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe!! You have to be careful putting frozen meat at the bottom. It can cause the bowl to crack (I've had two crack). If you put it on the salsa or tomatoes, it is safer. - 2/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I used only 3 chicken breasts, 1 can of black beans, and left out the can of tomatoes as I used tomato, corn and black bean salsa. Served it over brown rice. Both my husband and toddler loved it! - 4/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I made this just the way it says and me and my family loved it. Thanks! - 11/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    FABUUUUULOUS!!! EASY!!!! DELICIOUS!!! I substituted beef and other things... 'cause that's what I had around but OMG!!!! The beef was tender and shreddable, it was ready after 2.5hrs on HIGH and 4hours on LOW(I was home and worried about starting from frozen)...what do I know. :)
    Thank you so much. - 10/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome. I served it over corn bread. Unvelievable.... - 11/6/08

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    My husband loves this stew. I only put in two large breasts and then shred these when I put in the cream cheese. - 1/3/09

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Very close 2 a recipe we have as a standard, except we use cilantro & no cumin. Plus we top the stew with FF Sour Cream instead of mixing it in (FF Sour Cream doesn't do 2 well when cooked). Tried UR recipe w/ cumin, but still used FF Sour Cream as a topping. Good! Cumin & Cilantro both next time! - 10/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    this was delicious! Everybody in my house loved this. I used a can of rotel and I rinsed and drained the corn and black beans- then I added a can of water and a low sod. chkn bouillon cube- will add more water next time- it wasn't soupy (my fault not the recipes) but it was still sooooo good! - 9/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This dish is AMAZING and South Beach friendly! I will make it often! - 4/19/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    yummy! I love that you can use frozen chicken breast - how could this get any easier! My kids loved it too! - 11/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    loved the recipe. I didn't have cream cheese so I used cream of mushroom soup (low sod). Also, didn't add the tomatoes but put fresh green pepper. I would make this again. - 10/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is VERY good. Leave it in the crock pot for the full 10 hours and the chicken shreds easily. I'll definitely make it again. - 1/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Ok, wow! This was fantastic! I used thighs as recomened by another reader. Added 1/2 pkg.of ranch salad dressing,1/2 bag of frozen mixed vegetables for soup, garlic,cumin,red pepper flakes and onion powder.And one can of reduced sodium chicken broth.It came out wonderful and hubby loved it too. - 1/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made two batches within two weeks. I accidentally bought the Tostito's Medium salsa by mistake. I also cooked the dish on high for 4-5 hours and shredded it. YUMMY!!! Next time I'll try adding pinto beans at the beginning and skip the cream cheese for a fat free creamy texture. - 11/3/09

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    this was great. i put it all together in the morning before work, and when i came home the house smelled great! thanks for sharing - 1/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe and very easy. Please let me know what the serving size is because it would be very easy to over do it. Thanks! - 12/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Wow, first time I'm really into chicken. Chicken was so moist and the cilantro really added to the flavor of this dish. I removed excess liquid too. Will make again! - 12/30/09

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this....am doing it today...sounds so yummy! - 11/16/09

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    My daughter would eat rocks with salsa!! Will be making this for supper tonight...we need something that will be ready when we are today!! Thanks!! - 10/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    So easy and delicious! I leave out the cream cheese. Add mashed potato flakes at the end to make it a little thicker and my kids.....and hubby love it OVER mashed potatoes. So many ways to play with it. Thanks for the recipe! - 9/7/09

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