Who doesn’t love a crockpot? You put dinner in in the morning (when all is still peaceful in the house) and when chaos hits at 5 o’clock, dinner is done. I don’t know what it is about 5:00 but I swear everything suddenly turns to chaos in my house; the kids are restless, they are hungry -making it so hard to cook – and I am ready to just sit down and eat. The cool part about this recipe is that you can use the chicken in so many different ways: burritos, salads, enchiladas, tacos, whatever you want! I bet you could even freeze it. I actually make it into freezer burritos with brown rice, black beans, a little cheese, and sometimes avocado. I wrap it up in tinfoil and then freeze them in Ziploc bags. Make sure the burrito is completely cooled or it will get soggy.
Also stay tuned for some fun things to come:
1. A freezer session post where we put all of these burritos I have posted together in one day. SO nice to have them on hand if you have husbands that want to take a quick lunch or a quick dinner to work.
2. Real Foods Made Easy is getting ready to open back up…… We have been having tons of fun in the program and I thought I wouldn’t leave you out of the group any longer. Also we have some new pricing options…..stay tuned!!And just for fun:
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Easy Crockpot Salsa Chicken
- 2 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
- 1 1/2 C of salsa (your favorite kind check the ingredients to make sure they are good ones)
- 2 limes
- 2 Tbsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2-1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional, if you have little ones you can leave this out, unless they like a little kick)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place chicken in crockpot with juice of both limes, chili powder, and salsa.
- Drop in the lime halves, you will fish these out later:)
- Cook on low for about 8 hours.
- When the chicken is so tender you can easily shred it, it is done! Remove the lime halves and shred the chicken in the pot using two forks. Stir well and add in other seasonings.
- Set your cooker to the warm setting, or the lowest setting, and continue cooking 30 more minutes.
You can use this chicken in a ton of different ways. One of my favorites is to toast a whole-grain or corn tortilla until is is just starting to get toasty but still flexible. Spoon some cheese onto it (monterey jack, sour cream (optional), some green onions, and lots of shredded lettuce.