Saucy Mexican chicken


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
  • Makes6 servings
Saucy Mexican chicken

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A pinch of cinnamon and a handful of raisins are the secret ingredients in this dish, turning everyday staples into something truly yummy. Olé!


  • 6 bone-in chicken breasts, or 12 bone-in thighs

  • 2 sweet bell peppers, thickly sliced

  • 2 cups salsa

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels

  • 1/2 cup raisins

  • 1 to 2 tbsp chopped pickled jalapenos

  • 2 tbsp dried oregano leaves

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp pepper

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon, optional


  • Discard skin from chicken and trim away any fat. Place chicken in bowl of slow cooker. Add peppers, salsa, corn, raisins, jalapeños, oregano, salt, pepper and cinnamon. Stir to evenly mix.

  • Cover and cook until chicken is cooked through, 3 hours on high or 5 hours on low. Excellent over rice and black beans. Chicken will keep well, covered and refrigerated, up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 260, Protein 33.4g, Carbohydrates 27.1g, Fat 2.7g, Fibre 3.5g, Sodium 646mg.