Monday, August 12, 2019


Salsa is my mystery weapon on busy nights. It’s a one cease retailer for including lots of flavor, with out having to dice, chop, and degree out a million ingredients. Everything you desire is interior that one jar. It simply makes weeknight dinners so easy. Give this Creamy Salsa Chicken Skillet a try, and you’ll be a believer.


If you’re a fan of my Slow Cooker Taco Chicken Bowls, you’ll maybe love this Creamy Salsa Chicken Skillet as well. It’s the similar flavors, but quicker and a bit bit creamier. ;) If you didn’t count number to get the sluggish cooker going earlier than you left for work within the morning, you possibly can nonetheless whip up an virtually exact dish in a skillet, in beneath 30 minutes.


Finished creamy salsa chook skillet with cilantro and cheese sprinkled over top.


You can use fairly a lot any sort of retailer purchased salsa for this recipe, but I’d goal for a thick and chunky selection to hold the sauce thick and supply it some texture. Opt for a saucy-type of salsa, extremely than a fresh, uncooked, juicy taste salsa, which might be typically purchased within the refrigerated phase of the grocery store. Chipotle flavored salsa could be awesome, but I’d maybe skip fruit flavored salsa (like peach or pineapple).

 A easy jar of salsa is the essential thing to creating dinner soon and easy. Just attempt this Creamy Salsa Chicken Skillet and see for yourself.
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A easy jar of salsa is the essential thing to creating dinner soon and easy. Just attempt this Creamy Salsa Chicken Skillet and see for yourself.
KEYWORD: Chicken, Dinner, easy, Quick
TOTAL COST: $8.55 recipe / $2.14 serving
 PREP TIME: 10 mins
 COOK TIME: 20 mins
 TOTAL TIME: 30 mins


1 lb. boneless, skinless chook breast ($3.99)
1 tsp chili powder ($0.10)
1/2 tsp cumin ($0.05)
1/4 tsp garlic powder ($0.02)
1/4 tsp salt ($0.02)
1/2 Tbsp cooking oil ($0.02)
16 oz. jar salsa ($1.79)
15 oz. can black beans ($0.59)
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels ($0.19)
1/3 cup sour cream ($0.56)
2 oz. queso fresco* ($0.40)
1 handful contemporary cilantro or sliced inexperienced onions ($0.12)
4 cups cooked rice for serving ($0.70)


Pat the chook dry with a paper towel. Place the chook on a slicing board and hide it with a work of plastic wrap. Use a mallet or rolling pin to softly pound the chook to an even thickness (about 1/2-inch thick). This step may be very fundamental to make certain the chook chefs soon and evenly, with out drying out.

Combine the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle the spices over equally facets of the chicken, after which rub it over the floor to make certain it is calmly coated.
Heat a big deep skillet over medium heat. Add the cooking oil and swirl to coat the surface. Once the skillet may be very hot, upload the chook and train dinner on equally facets till browned and cooked via (about 5 minutes every side. Cooking time will differ with the measurement of your chook items and sort of cookware).

While the chook is cooking, rinse and drain the black beans. Roughly chop the cilantro or slice the inexperienced onions, depending on that you favor to use.
Transfer the cooked chook to a blank slicing board and let it relaxation whereas you train the creamy salsa. Turn the burner down to medium low. Pour the salsa into the skillet and stir to dissolve the browned bits from the backside of the skillet. Add the black beans and frozen corn kernels and permit the sauce to warmth through.

To avoid the sour cream from curdling when further to the salsa, first upload a number of spoonfuls, one at a time, to the sour cream to slowly growth it is temperature and acidity. Once the sour cream is barely warm, upload it again to the relaxation of the salsa within the skillet and stir to combine. Turn the warmth off.

Slice the chook breast into strips, then area it on best of the creamy salsa sauce within the skillet. Top the skillet with crumbled cheese and cilantro or inexperienced onion. Serve over a bed of cooked rice.source