Crockpot Mexican ChickenPosted by Kate O. on Jan 24, 2012 in clean eating, crockpot, recipes | 2 comments
A couple weeks back, during the cleanse, I was determined to find a meal to prepare in my crockpot. I had been so excited to get my crockpot from Beth for Christmas, but then got way too busy to use it and next thing I knew we were doing the cleanse and I was afraid I’d have to wait even longer to use it. Until I stumbled upon this recipe fro “Slow-Cooker Mexican Chicken.” It fit all of the requirements of the cleanse and seemed really easy, so I decided to give it a try!
I’m a big fan of spice, so I decided to add a few things to this recipe including: 2 jalapenos, a bell pepper and an Anaheim chili.
I did all the chopping the night before so that I could just throw everything in the next day.
Needless to say the next morning I was entirely too giddy about cooking my first crockpot meal! I got to work and was telling my officemates about my recipe and the immediately told me that I was going to have a smoky, burned mess when I got home because I didn’t add any water to the crockpot. I was freaked out!
What if I got home and this:
was inedible? Fortunately that was not the case! Look how good it turned out:
I was so relieved and excited that not only did the meal turn out, but it was SO good! I had picked up a bag of Uncle Ben’s Instant Brown Rice and we had a cleanse approved meal.
This probably isn’t the most picture, but this is what it looked like on the plate:
If you clicked on the recipe link above, you’ll notice my chicken has a lot more “flair” to it, if you will (not sure why since you can’t really even see the additional peppers I added), than the picture from Tosca Reno’s post. Maybe my small jar of salsa was bigger than the one she used?
I have no made this meal 3 times and each time it has been a little different. Second time I didn’t add in all the extra peppers but I did add in some garlic powder and onion powder. The first two times I added in frozen diced onions because I already had them. And all three times, because I love it, I added cilantro.
You can definitely make this dish your own! A twitter follower told me they added avocado to it. I also saw a very similar recipe posted elsewhere that included added cheese. So be sure to have fun with it!
Do you use a slow cooker? What are your favorite recipes, post a link or share a recipe in the comment section I am anxious to try more crockpot receipes!