10 New Takes on Our Most Popular Recipe

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Our #1 Recipe, 10 Ways

Written by Stepfanie Romine, SparkRecipes Editor

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken is, hands-down, SparkPeople's most popular recipe of all time. It's so popular and easy to make that we featured it in "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight."

This incredibly versatile and delicious dish has only 165 calories per serving. Whether you love it or haven't tried it yet, here are 10 new ways you can enjoy this one simple recipe.

Salsa Chicken Chili

Stretch the original salsa chicken recipe by adding a can of drained and rinsed black or pinto beans to the slow cooker an hour before serving.

Build a Burrito

Shred the salsa chicken and serve it in a whole-wheat wrap. Add corn and chopped peppers for crunch!

Game-Day Treat

Shred the salsa chicken and serve in a bowl topped with your favorite nacho toppings. Use baked tortilla chips for scooping, or serve atop the nachos and bake at 350 degrees until the cheese melts.

Easy Chicken Tostada

Toast a corn tortilla in a skillet, then top with the salsa chicken, more salsa, veggies of your choice, and chopped black olives (optional).

Comforting Casserole

Mix salsa chicken leftovers with cooked brown rice, pour into a baking dish, and top with reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend. Bake at 350 degrees until the cheese is bubbly and serve.

A Healthier ''Taco'' Salad

Eat the salsa chicken cold atop spinach or chopped Romaine lettuce. Crumble baked tortilla chips on top.

Cornbread Bake

Pour the salsa chicken into a greased baking dish and cover with your favorite cornbread batter. Bake at 400 degrees until a knife inserted in the center of the cornbread topping comes out clean, about 25-30 minutes.

Mexican Eggrolls

Drain salsa chicken and place inside wonton wrappers. Spritz with nonstick cooking spray, then bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until crispy. Serve with Greek yogurt spiked with chopped cilantro and plenty of hot sauce.

Easy Enchiladas

Stuff the salsa chicken inside corn tortillas, add chopped sauteed veggies like zucchini and peppers, then top with enchilada sauce and a bit of reduced-fat cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until bubbly.

Salsa-Stuffed Peppers

Mix the salsa chicken with cooked brown rice, stuff into cored bell peppers and bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until the peppers are soft.

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9/28/2015 10:35:47 AM

I do not use my slow cooker enough and after reading this, I will definitely do so. I have everything I need to make tasty healthy meals and I often don't utilize them. I especially thank Spark People for all of the good recipes.


1/27/2015 3:32:09 PM

Add corn and top with mashed potatoes and bake,,,,,,,,


11/14/2014 8:56:24 AM

Florencestone: I didn't see a vegan flag.


11/14/2014 8:52:09 AM

Love the salsa chicken. Can we make our own salsa?
Everyone likes this.


9/30/2014 4:56:11 AM

I want vegan and you give me meats.. that's not vegan


5/5/2012 9:48:23 PM

Love being able to make one recipe and have so many different options!


3/28/2012 10:58:59 AM

NEWVINE's SparkPage
Love this. Will be making it often. I served it on wheat tortillas with lettuce and light sour cream.


3/27/2012 3:26:21 PM

MPINSENT's SparkPage
Sounds very good! - I tried the Salsa Chicken last week. We thought it was okay but nothing fantastic..with these new ideas, I will definately be making it again!


3/27/2012 2:18:55 PM

DINAISPO's SparkPage
A great and simple recipe and so many different ideas from one recipe. Love it.


3/27/2012 1:53:27 PM

They sound Great , kept up the good work,


3/27/2012 8:49:01 AM

DJSHIP46's SparkPage
Thanks for the slide show!!! All these recipes looked pretty good and I plan on trying several:)

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