Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Crock Pot Picante Chicken

If you are looking for a new way to prepare chicken that is uncomplicated and delicious, look no further. It could not get any easier than this! Just three ingredients. A great thing about this recipe is that it is versatile. I prefer to serve it with white rice, but you can make enchiladas with the finished product, or eat it on a sandwich. I have added Velveeta after it has cooked and used it as a dip. It can be used in a casserole, I just keep thinking of ways to use the leftovers.
This one comes to my from one of my husbands co workers, Patrick. He gave it to me several years ago. I had forgotten about it until a few days ago I was standing in front of an open pantry door, waiting for some inspiration, with little motivation. One of those days when you just don't want to deal with cooking, but you gotta eat. We all have them. I saw a jar of picante sauce that had been in there so long it sort of became completely unnoticed. (hope that makes sense) Then it hit me... Patrick! That chicken! Cool. Exactly what I needed, something easy and delicious. So I grabbed a can of cream of chicken soup along with it and had dinner started in no time at all.
So, in honor of Patrick, here an easy dinner idea.

4 or 5 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 16 ounce jar picante sauce
1 can cream of chicken soup

I cut the breasts in half so they will cook more evenly.
Salt and pepper chicken and  place in crock pot.
Mix the picante sauce and soup together and pour over chicken. Stir it and cook until done.
4 to 5 hours on high is what I do.
It is even tastier the next day, if it lasts that long.


  1. I'm going to make this my parents tomorrow night! I know they're going to love it :)

  2. I made was fantastic!! This is definitely going in the normal rotation of meals. Thanks for posting it!

  3. my hubby is Arabian, and don't care too much for American food.......I tried this in the crockpot....fixed Indian rice on the Side....HE LOVED IT!!!!.......this sure is a hit in our family.. :)

  4. I'm glad you all like it! It is so easy and can be altered to suit your taste.Thank you for commenting. Happy to add another option to feed your family that is uncomplicated and reasonably priced.

  5. I think this would be delicious with yellow rice.

    1. That sounds delicious! I'll try that next time. Thanks!