Dinner Tonight: Fiesta Chicken with Rice

Oh heavens!  This was easy, easy and yummy, yummy!  I was flipping through one of my Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and saw this recipe listed in the 5 ingredients or less section.  Dinner with minimal ingredients and maximum flavor?  I’m a happy mama!
Shopping List
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken (frozen or defrosted)
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cups salsa
2 cups cooked rice (I used brown rice…you can use whatever)
Cheese and chopped green onions to garnish
Place your chicken down in your slow cooker.  Sprinkle chili powder over chicken and then top with soup and salsa.  Cook on low 6 to 8 hours (more like 8 if your chicken is frozen) or on high for 3 to 4 hours (again, more like 4 if your chicken is frozen).
Remove lid from slow cooker and using two forks, shred chicken right inside the slow cooker.  On your plate, layer your cooked rice, chicken and then top with cheese and/or green onions.
That’s it!  Simple, simple!  A week-night miracle :). 

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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} October 23, 2012 at 10:49 am

    A slow cooker recipe? You know I'm in! Looks yummy. :)a

  • Narci D October 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Ooh! I like this–soooo simple! Can't wait to try it!!

  • Marie Matter October 23, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Thank you for this recipe! I just got a new slow cooker and I think this is just the thing to break it in!

    Love everything you have on here! You are one of the first websites I visit every day. 🙂 I just started a cooking blog myself and have a link to yours on my page! Thank you for your inspiration and yummy ideas!

  • kj7 October 24, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Thanks so much for the quick and yummy recipes….it works perfect for me as I'm a single mama. Have you thought about compiling all of these great recipes into a Mix and Match Mama cookbook? I print them all out and my binder is now overflowing…thanks again!

  • Anonymous February 24, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Yum that looks so yummy

  • Anonymous February 9, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Do you mean cream of chicken soup or something else? Sorry, I'm a rookie when it comes to cooking so I need everything spelled out. 🙂 looking forward to trying this week!!!

  • Mix and Match Mama February 9, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Yes, one can of cream of chicken soup! It's right there on the soup aisle!

    • Anonymous February 9, 2015 at 6:31 pm

      Thanks!!! ?

  • Anonymous February 9, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Do you throw the rice in at the beginning too, or do you cook it separately at the end? Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama February 9, 2015 at 2:35 pm

      The recipe calls for cooked rice, so you should prepare it separately. Enjoy!!

  • Elizabeth February 9, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Do you use the healthy request soup? I usually buy that but wasnt sure if it would be better with the other. Thanks!

  • Mix and Match Mama February 9, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I've used the Healthy Request before and it works just fine!!

    • Elizabeth February 11, 2015 at 10:56 pm

      Thanks for responding! We're having it tonight. Yum!

  • Anonymous February 10, 2015 at 1:22 am

    I made this tonight and added half of a chopped avocado on top – so delicious!

  • poorahbird February 11, 2015 at 3:59 am

    I'm the worst cook in the world, I even routinely ruin slow cooked meals but I made this tonight and it was amazing! Even my two year old twins devoured it!

  • Ferrell Boys Mom April 13, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Made this tonight and it was a hit with my whole family!

  • JDeffenbaugh November 12, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Was just getting this ready for tonight and realized we are out of garlic powder (or more likely it is lost in the ridiculous amount of spices in the cabinet haha). Anyways can I substitute cumin? Same amount? Or do you have a different suggestion? Thanks so much!!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 12, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      You mean chili powder? Yes, cumin is a great substitute!

  • JDeffenbaugh November 12, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Yes sorry! Tried to write that question before I had coffee haha! Thank you!!

  • Megan March 8, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I'm out of cream of chicken, could a can of cream of mushroom work?