Tightwad Tuesday

New favorite Crockpot Recipe...

I came up with this one on my own though I am sure it is not new! The key to recipes like this is making sure you have leftovers in stock. I also keep cream soups on hand in the fall and winter. They are usually on sale in the summer so I stock up. Be flexible to add to a recipe what you may have in the pantry.

4 cups leftover cooked chicken,  I often cook extra so I can put it in the freezer for later, I freeze it in 2 cup servings in ziplock bags.  You do not have to have it completely defrosted to use in the crockpot.

2 cans cream soup.  We like chicken.  Generic works just as well as the name brand. Be careful though  as some have lots of MSG. I bought a new variety of generic only to find we cannot use it! I am allergic to MSG.

1 cup salsa of any kind. We buy number 10 cans and divide and freeze it.

1 small can of green chillies drained.

1 cup sour cream. I was out so I used canned milk. It worked fine.

Mix the above together in a large bowl.

Tortilla Chips. We buy very large bags at discount. So for us this is cheap.

Oil the bottom of the crockpot lightly.

Put a layer of chips on the bottom then layer with chicken mixture, You should end up with four layers ending in chips. I crunch the chips up.  Cook on Low for 4 hours. Top with cheese. Cheddar is fine. Jack would be awesome! Cook 20 minutes more.

Serve with a Salad, cornbread, and more chips!

The reason this fits as a Tightwad Recipe is because you are using leftover meat and what ever you can from the pantry. It is a meal that can be put together in minutes by anyone ( like the kids!) on a busy day at lunch time.  Thus keeping you from going out at dinnertime! Your house will smell wonderful.


  1. Oh girl, you just saved my kids from another drab dinner!!! I'm doing this for tonight!!! WHOO HOO!!

    Thank you thank you thank you!!! I would've never thought to add salsa and a cream soup!!!

    I'll have to let you know how the family likes it!!!


  2. Oh, this sounds good! Sounds like it'd be a great thing to throw on in the a.m. for lunch, too. Lunches seem to get the best of me most days. I need to make up a list and have it handy....

    Thanks for sharing!! Have a lovely day, my friend!



  3. OHHHHH you and Shani are making me sooooooooo HUNGRY. lol This sounds soooooooo YUMMY !

    You are sooooo right a meal at home is sooo much more ecconomical than eating out ( ohhh whats that [0; ) And to find recipes that the kids can do is even BETTER. [0=

    Thank you soooooo much for sharing your TWT. ((HUGS))

    Blessings and ((HUGS)) my SSiC

    In Him<><


  4. Sounds like a great meal, we always have leftover chicken, so this is perfect!



  5. Hi Tina,

    Thanks so much for the prayers! The recipe sounds delicious. We will be trying it soon. I love recipes that I make up and throw together. Usually they turn out to be tasty and simple. That's the best kind!



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