Saturday, 13 July 2013

Salsa Chicken with the Works

Craving nachos, Tex Mex or something spicy then this is the dish for you!
This dish takes a long time to cook but is so easy to prepare. Just stick it in your slow cooker in the morning and your meal is ready when you get home from work or play!

Depending on what salsa you use in this dish, makes a difference on the syns per portion.

Serves 6


4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
8 oz mushrooms sliced
2 red peppers diced
1 cup of salsa, shop bought or homemade
1 tins of chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp fajita seasoning
8 spring onions chopped
1 tsp garlic salt
2 tsp chilli flakes
1 cup basmati rice


Lay the chicken breasts on the bottom of the slow cooker and sprinkle with the fajita seasoning, layer the rest of the ingredients on top of the chicken, pour over ½ cup water, stir it all together and set the slow cooker to 8 hours, an hour before the cooking ends stir in the rice.

I served the Salsa Chicken with coriander leaves, 30g grated cheddar cheese, sliced jalapenos, and instead of sour cream i made a coriander and lime fat free creme fraiche. Instead of having nachos i used crisp little gem leaves.


  1. Im thinking of using el del paso salsa jar how many syns would it be using that please?

    1. Thick & Chunky Original Salsa Dip, Mild/Medium/Hot, 2 level tbsp 1/2 syn, hope that helps x

    2. Thats great thank you so much x

  2. Hi was going to use el do paso hot salsa jar could you please let me know how many syns that would be please?

  3. Don't use creme fraiche. Use tesco healthy living fat free fromage frais. Its syn free just squeeze lemon & add some garlic

  4. If using uncle bens mexican salsa how many syns would that be please?

    1. sorry i can't find the syn value for it, but if you use the nutritional values on the packaging with the tool on the slimming world website it will give you the syns.