Sunday, July 16, 2017

Crockpot Sour Cream and Salsa Chicken - 30 Days 30 Recipes - Day 7

One week down!

Ok, so I make a recipe very similar to this.  With that in my mind, I accidentally shredded the chicken when I think I ought to have left it whole.  Having said that, I think I would add more salsa if I were going to shred the chicken again because there wasn't as much liquid as I was expecting.  It did work just fine for pulled chicken sandwiches, which is what we did, but I'm not sure that's what the recipe intended.  The flavor was good, as expected, and the small amount of sour cream added more flavor than I thought it would have.  I do recommend this recipe, but I would use less chicken (I may have used closer to a pound vs. the 12 ounces the recipe calls for.) or double the sauce.  But if you want to use it for pulled chicken you can leave it as is.

Find the original recipe on page 9: 100 Favorite Weight Watchers Recipes.

Taste Score: 8
Ease of Preparation Score: 10

Crockpot Sour Cream and Salsa Chicken


4 3-ounce chicken breasts
1 cup salsa
1 packet taco seasoning (I used 1 tablespoon homemade taco seasoning*)
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/4 cup light sour cream

Place chicken in crockpot.  Sprinkle taco seasoning over chicken. Cook on low 6-8 hours.  When ready to serve, remove chicken.  Add cornstarch to a small amount of water and mix.  Add cornstarch mix to crockpot and stir. Mix in sour cream.

That's where the original recipe ends.  And that's why I shredded the chicken.  I didn't see any further instructions.  I'm guessing the person who made this recipe wanted to use the salsa as a sauce to pour over the chicken, but I'm not entirely sure.  You can do either and know it will taste good either way!

*Homemade taco seasoning really makes a difference.  Some of the store-bought varieties just aren't good.  And this one is so easy and inexpensive you should really give it a try!

Nutrition Information
Serves 4
1 serving =
145 calories
5 grams fat
5 grams carb
1 gram fiber
20 grams protein

Weight Watchers POINTS - 3
Weight Watchers Points Plus - 4
Weight Watchers Smart Points - 3

With week one done, let me know in the comments below if you like this recipe or if you've been enjoying this series!

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