Cowboy Chicken

Cowboy Chicken

4.4 of 5 (106)
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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

View full nutritional breakdown of Cowboy Chicken calories by ingredient



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.

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    6 of 7 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!
    4 of 4 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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    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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    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 4 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 jalapeƱos 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 2 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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    Very Good
    Meh - 6/12/21


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    this sounds good. I like to use the crockpot when I can. - 5/6/21


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    Incredible!
    This is delicious................. - 4/25/21


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    Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 3/21/21


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    yummy - 1/10/21


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    Incredible!
    Yummy, a keeper in my recipe box. So easy, and delicious. I baked mine and have made the recipe using my crockpot. I prefer the baked method, because the chicken seemed juicier. Either way, I highly recommend giving it a try. - 8/14/20


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    Incredible!
    tasty and easy - 8/2/20


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    Good
    fair - 4/18/20


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    Good
    I took it out of the crockpot and shredded the chicken and used it all as dip and in a corn tort. - 1/10/20


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    Easy ingredient list. - 6/25/19


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    Love crockpot meals and this one is a keeper. - 3/25/19


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    thanks - 3/21/19


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    Great recipe - 2/21/19


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    Yummy! - 1/17/19


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    It was good, but when asked why it was called cowboy chicken, all I could say was that was the name. - 1/9/19


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    very good - 1/7/19


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    Incredible!
    This was fantastic. - 10/29/18


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    Incredible!
    This was so good. Love being able to use my cock pot whenever possible. - 9/20/18


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    I have found crockpot liners in the grocery store. They are a dream to use and no crockpot to wash. For this recipe I did it in the oven and we enjoyed the taste and the ease of making it. Sewrved it with cauliflower fried rice. - 9/10/18


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    This looks really good to me. I will try it and rate it after I do. - 6/21/18


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    O.K.
    Edible but not very tasty. Hard to pinpoint the problem but whole family not into it. - 5/20/18


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    my grandmother made some thing like this all the time this is really good and taste close to hers - 5/9/18


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    Thank you. Sounds good. - 5/5/18


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    Incredible!
    very tasty recipe. The chicken came out tender and juicy, and the sauce was terrific on rice. - 1/22/18


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    Good
    good - 1/1/18


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    Interesting ! - 11/28/17


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    O.K.
    ok. - 6/26/17


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    Incredible!
    Love this cowboy chicken recipe. It was delicious. I didn't change a thing! - 6/4/17


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    Used just 1 tsp. of brown sugar (have to watch my blood sugar levels). Delish and love using my crock pot! - 5/5/17


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    Very Good
    I was skeptical with the ingredients list, but it proved to be great. I'll be making this again. I used two types of salsa (regular and black bean & corn) to add variety, and brown rice to soak it all up. Would be great with quinoa too! - 5/25/16


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    I make something like this. I just call it salsa chicken. I only use skinless, boneless chicken breasts, spread salsa on top and sprinkle some cheese on the top, and bake in the oven. Its good, have never used brown sugar. Might try this version. - 1/27/16


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    Incredible!
    - 9/15/15


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    Incredible!
    This was delicious and so easy to make. I will definitely be making it again! - 6/24/15


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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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    Incredible!
    yummy - 11/1/12


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    Loved
    - 9/28/12


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    Incredible!
    yummy - 9/17/12


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    Very Good
    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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    Very Good
    YUM! Will definitely make again! - 8/8/12


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


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


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


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


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    Incredible!
    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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    Very Good
    going to try this - 6/25/11


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


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    Incredible!
    Easy and good. - 5/9/11


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


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


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    Incredible!
    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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    Incredible!
    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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    Very Good
    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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    Incredible!
    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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    Incredible!
    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
    /very good. Easy and taste great over brown rice.This recipe is a keeper. - 2/2/11


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