Why this blog??

Why this blog?? I often find myself stressing over what to make for my family for dinner. We live a busy life and some meals need time to prep, cook and let's not forget shopping for everything you need. I love cookbooks and websites, but there are so many recipe's at times it is overwhelming. The recipe's I will be posting are things I actually made. I will tell you if they are easy or more time consuming. I will also tell you if they are good. Most of these are recipe's I have made for years and continue to make because they are easy or quick and my family loves them and i know yours will too! I will also try to at least once in a whlie try a new recipe I've found on line or in a book and honestly rate it. I always encourage others to send me their favorite recipe's as well! I am a mom... not a chef. But I am a mom who enjoys cooking for her family and making a somewhat healthy meal (some days more healthy than others:) ) In each recipe I will share how I recommend serving it, any substitutions I can think of that are also good, or ways to prepare ahead of time to make the cooking part seem quicker! I am not a photographer, as you can see... most of these pictures are taken from my phone camera, so may not be the best! I love to hear from others who have made these recipes and what they have done to change the recipe... please post comments! Thank you! To "like" me on facebook, go to this link... It's What's Cookin

Friday, February 18, 2011

Mexican Crockpot Chicken

This has to be the easiest recipe out there! I think it's great.

*3-4 Chicken Breasts (they can even be frozen!)
*2 cans corn nibblets
*2 cans black beans
*1 pkg taco seasonings
*Large jar of salsa

Optional Toppings include: sour cream, avocado, chopped onion, shredded lettuce, hot sauce- my fav is cholula sauce, shredded cheese, cilantro, lime slices... and of course tortillas or taco shells for filling or tortilla chips for dipping.

Lightly spray crock with non-stick spray. Put corn in bottom of crockpot. Place chicken breasts on top of corn. Sprinkle taco seasoning on chicken. Pour in beans then Salsa. Cook on medium for 5-6 hours. Remove chicken pieces to shred and return back to crock to mix all together. (I usually just do this in the crock with two forks).

Alot can be done with this recipe. We have done it by itself like chili, as a filler for corn tortillas, as taco's in shells (I love Mission Brand white corn shells) or even as an appetizer with tortilla chips. And it makes yummy leftovers too!!

Enjoy! I am making these as I write this!

Layer all ingredients in crock pot

When done cooking, shred chicken in pot with other ingredients


Served on shell with cheese, sour cream, cilantro, lime juice and hot sauce:)

Made into Nacho's... deLISH!! Just put chips on bottom. Add some cheese. Microwave 10 secs. Add the Chicken mixture. Top with any toppings you wish! (I did pico, avocado, cilantro and sour cream)

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