Posts Tagged ‘chicken’


(Cooking) Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Soup

I discovered this recipe on the Crockpot 365 blog and it has become one of our cold weather favorites! It is packed with flavor and the avocado slices add a cool and creamy (and healthy!) touch. This is a recipe your whole family will love.

Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Soup

soup1 lb chicken tenderloins

2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed

4 c chicken broth

1 c sliced mushrooms

1 c frozen corn

1 jar (16oz) prepared salsa

1 ½ t cumin

½ c sour cream

shredded cheddar cheese, avocado slices, cilantro (opt)

1. Drain and rinse beans. Add to the a 4qt or larger crockpot. Put in the chicken and add the broth and salsa. Add corn, mushrooms, and cumin. Stir, but don’t disturb the beans – let them stay at the bottom of the pot, closest to the heating element.

2. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.

3. (Opt) To thicken the broth, use an immersible blender to blend some of the beans and chicken. Or scoop out 2 cups of the soup and blend in a traditional blender. Add blended soup back into the crockpot.

4. Stir in the sour cream before serving and garnish with shredded cheese and avocado slices.


(Cooking) Bruschetta Chicken

This is a fun summer meal that is packed with fresh and bright flavors! It also provides a great opportunity to make use of your herb garden!

Bruschetta Chickenjuly7

Bruschetta Topping:

2 c diced fresh tomatoes
1/2 c diced sweet onion
1 T olive oil
1/2 t salt
1/4 t black pepper
1 1/2 T fresh minced parsley
1 T fresh minced basil (or 1 t dried basil)
1/2 T fresh minced oregano (or 1/2 t dried oregano)

Combine all ingredients. Cover and store in the refrigerator until serving.


1lb Chicken Tenderloins
3-4T Basil Pesto (pre-made)

1/2 c Italian Blend Cheese

Brush the chicken with pesto sauce and place in a glass baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink. During the last five minutes, top with cheese and bake until it is melted.

Top the chicken with the bruschetta topping and serve.