Thursday, July 17, 2014

Easy go to Recipe

I was thinking the other night what the heck am I gonna cook for supper tomorrow??  Our oven stopped working so it threw a curve ball into my plans.  After looking at a few recipes I stumbled on one that I hadn't made in a long time and it's super easy!  How hard can crock pot cooking be?

Chicken Salsa 

Put 3-4 chicken breasts in crock pot
Pour 16 oz. of salsa over top
Add 1 package of taco seasoning (I used a homemade recipe for taco seasoning instead)

Cook in Crock Pot on Low for 6 hours (Or if you don't have all day too cook, you can cook it on high for 2-3 hours 

Once its cooked shred the chicken and add one can of corn and 8 oz of sour cream (I use plain greek yogurt taste just the same as sour cream but healthier)

-I serve mine on top of crushed Tortilla Whole Wheat chips with lettuce, tomato, and shredded cheese. You can add any of your favorite Mexican toppings as well.

-You could also spoon the chicken mixture into tortilla shells and place on a baking dish and top with cheese.  Cook till cheese is melted.  

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
This is a good list to start with.  Adjust quantities to suit your own tastes.
4 T chili powder
2 T cumin
2 T paprika
2 T dried oregano
1 T onion powder
1 T garlic powder
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.  Add 3 level tablespoonfuls of the mix and 1/2 c of water to 1 lb of ground beef or turkey that has been cooked with 1/2 diced onion.  Stir well and let simmer a bit for the spices to rehydrate, distribute, and the water to evaporate.  Taste for seasoning and add salt if needed.

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