|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 15g||19%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||22%|
|Total Carbohydrate 40g||14%|
|Dietary Fiber 11g||41%|
|Total Sugars 8g|
|Vitamin C 16mg||79%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
If you haven't hopped on the slow cooker wagon, this is your chance to experience firsthand why making meals in this magnificent pot is the best thing since sliced bread! Just 10 minutes of easy preparation is all you have to do, as the slow cooker does all of the hard work. Use the 6 hours of cooking time to go on with your day and come back home to a wonderful aroma of spices bubbling in your pot. These succulent chicken thighs are a wholesome and filling recipe that uses only natural ingredients without adding extra sodium or flavor enhancers. Chicken, corn, beans, chile peppers, salsa, and taco seasoning go in the pot, then a quick mix, and voilá, a few hours later dinner is served. Great for busy weeknights, and special enough for a family weekend gathering, our recipe doubles easily and makes a great option to feed many hungry guests. Serve over rice and top with additional salsa and avocado slices, or with cornbread, for a bright and tasty Mexican-inspired meal.
Boneless chicken thighs are recommended for the recipe, but if you want to save a few bucks, go ahead and use bone-in thighs, as they're cheaper and the bone will give extra oomph to the preparation. For the best chicken thighs, choose cuts that are mostly covered in skin with the best-by date that's furthest into the future. The chicken must have a lively appearance and a pinkish color; dismiss grey-looking cuts. Keep in mind that one pound of boneless chicken thighs usually includes four pieces—our recipe is meant to feed four people so each will get up to one and a half thighs. If you think you might need more pieces per person, the easiest is to double the recipe and have tasty leftovers for another meal. Keep refrigerated for two days or freeze right away once cooled and keep for up to three months in the freezer.
This protein-filled meal gets the best out of the chicken and provides a great amount of fiber from the beans and corn, which are also packed with plant-based protein. Once drained, the 15-ounce can of beans will yield approximately one and a half cups, which have around 21 grams of protein plus 25 grams of fiber, an outstanding amount considering the higher end of the recommended daily intake of fiber for adults stands between 25 grams (women) and 38 grams (men). This easy meal will leave you satisfied and well-nourished thanks to its wholesome and nutritious ingredients.
1 to 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken thighs
1 (12- to 15-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (15-ounce can) black beans, drained
1 (4-ounce can) mild green chile pepper, chopped
1 cup chunky salsa
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Remove excess fat from the chicken thighs.
Put the trimmed chicken thighs in the slow cooker.
Add the corn, beans, chile peppers, salsa, taco seasoning, and pepper. Stir to blend ingredients.
Cover and cook on LOW for 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 hours, or until chicken is tender.
Serve with your choice of sides and enjoy.
Beans Black, Mature, Canned, Low Sodium. FoodData Central. United States Department of Agriculture.