Salsa Chicken Tacos

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Salsa Chicken Tacos from Dishin with Dixie

This week has been like homecoming week for all our favorite meals.  We really missed certain dishes during the last round of meal planning.  I made sure that certain dishes like this one were on the rotation this time.

So, how much does this family favorite cost?  Let’s find out.

Here’s the tally:

-Salsa Chicken- $3.01
1 pound chicken breasts: $2.16
1/2 jar salsa: $0.85

-Creamy TexMex Rice- $1.09
4 servings instant rice: $0.64
4 oz. cream cheese: $0.45

-Slow-Cooked Pintos- $0.89
1 pound pinto beans

Tortillas: $0.85
Lettuce: $0.25
Cheese: $0.95
Tomatoes: $0.40


Total for 8 servings is $7.44 (that’s $0.93/serving)

Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken Tacos

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (frozen okay)
1/2 jar salsa
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
1 cup water or chicken stock
1-2 chicken bouillon cube (omit if using chicken stock)
Salt, to taste

Place chicken in bottom of a slow cooker.  Top with remaining ingredients.  Cook on LOW for 4-6 or HIGH for 2-3 hours.  When done cooking, shred chicken using two forks.  Serve shredded chicken on tortillas with your favorite taco toppings.  Serve with Creamy TexMex Rice and Slow-Cooked Pintos.

Dixie’s Creamy TexMex Rice

2 cups cooked rice
4 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup salsa or RoTel tomatoes
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
Salt, to taste

Mix cream cheese, salsa and taco seasoning into hot rice.  Stir until cream cheese is melted and blended in.  Serve immediately.

The recipe for pintos makes a double batch so make sure to freeze half for later.


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