Monday, January 19, 2015

Crispy Southwestern Chicken in a Salsa Verde Cream Sauce

If you follow me on Facebook you're aware of why I've disappeared for the past two months! If you don't, I'm so excited to announce that I am pregnant with our second child, due in July. I am just about 14 weeks pregnant now and finally feel great again. Not only did I not blog for two months but I didn't eat or cook! We survived on cereal and pasta with butter. I'm so happy to be back in the kitchen!

So many of the meals I'm sharing are pre-pregnancy. I have a huge backlog of recipes to share that got stalled from my inability to look at pictures of food. This meal was a meal that almost didn't happen. I made this when I was about 5 weeks pregnant and I planned to make it with grilled chicken. When I opened the package of chicken, which was still good, it smelt horrible. I decided to toss it and switch directions of the meal. I used my favorite chicken tenders, Coleman's All Natural chicken tender, and proceeded. This was DELICIOUS. Best of all I usually have all these ingredients on hand so it's an easy meal to make. John and I were both huge fans. The sauce makes it look a bit sloppy but the flavor or the sauce pulls the whole meal together!

Source: Stephanie Cooks Original

8 breaded chicken tenders, homemade or frozen
1 tsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup salsa verde
1/3 cup light cream
Juice of half a lime
1 cup of corn
1/2 cup chopped bell peppers

1- Cook the chicken tenders according to packaging directions.
2- Meanwhile, heat the oil and garlic in a sauce pan. Add the salsa verde and heat for 5 minutes. Stir in the cream and lime juice and heat over a low heat for 10 minutes.
3- In a small skillet combine the corn and bell peppers and heat over a low heat, stirring regularly, until hot.
4- Dice chicken. On a plate place rice at the bottom. Top with chicken, veggie mix, and sauce (to taste).


  1. Congrats! So exciting! Hope you feel better for the rest of your pregnancy!

  2. Congratulations Mrs. C!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Congratulations! That's wonderful news!