December 7, 2013

Chicken Azteca

2 15 oz cans black beams
4 cups frozen corn kernels or 2 15 oz cans
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 tsp ground cumin
2 cups chunky salsa, divided
10 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 8 oz pkgs. cream cheese, cubed
cooked rice
shredded cheddar cheese

Combine beans, corn, garlic, cumin and half of salsa in slow cooker.
Arrange chicken breasts over top.  Pour remaining salsa over top.
Cover.  Cook on high 2-3 hours or on low 4-6 hours.
Remove chicken and cut into bite sized pieces.  Return to cooker.
Stir in cream cheese.  Cook on high until cream cheese melts.
Spoon chicken and sauce over rice.  Top with shredded cheese.

Makes 12 servings.

1.  Before adding cream cheese remove half and put it in the freezer.  Add 1 package of cream cheese to the remaining sauce.  To use the frozen sauce/chicken defrost in the refrigerator.  Put sauce in a sauce pan, add 1 package cream cheese and cook until hot.  (I have frozen it with the cream cheese and it works fine, but it's better if you freeze it without the cream cheese.)

2. Use precooked chicken or turkey.  Mix all ingredients on the stove while the rice cooks.  Super fast yummy dinner.  The flavors don't blend as well, but still good.

I got this recipe from Janelle O. when she had our family to dinner.  It makes enough for her whole family and mine.

From Bernice Oliver
Shared at Relief Society activity October 2013 "Freezer Meals"

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