Friday, August 20, 2010

You make my life so much easier...

Oh crockpot! How I love thee! You make my life so much easier. Your effervescence fills my bright sunny home. You work hard all day long so I don't have too. You always leave me smiling as I set you on low and leave you to simmer. How thankful I am for recipes to fill you with. You never complain about the amount of ingredients or the work that's involved. And when dinner time comes, I take all the credit.

Santa Fe Shredded Chicken
From Skinny Taste
  • 24 oz (1 1/2) lbs chicken breast
  • 14.4 oz can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies
  • 15 oz can black beans
  • 8 oz frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 14.4 oz can fat free chicken broth
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste
Simply throw chicken broth, beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, scallions, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and salt in the crock pot. Season chicken breast with salt and lay on top. Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours. Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred with a fork. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in. Adjust salt and seasoning.

Serve over rice with some cheese and sour cream. I really like it served over brown rice but I personally like brown rice more than white rice. If you want to kick your rice up a notch try cilantro-lime rice!
Cilantro-Lime Rice
  • 1 cup long-grain rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
Cook the rice in the water according to package instructions. Once cooked add onions cilantro and lime juice. Toss with a fork and serve.

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