A throw-together recipe using frozen chicken breast and a handful of other ingredients to make a delicious, nutritious slow-cooker meal. From: http://threeblindwives.com/2012/04/04/fast-and-easy-slow-cooker-spicy-shredded-chicken-and-beans/
1. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, salsa, jalapeno, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Set aside.
2. In a 5.5 or 6 quart slow cooker (a bigger slow cooker will cook this faster, a smaller one will cook it slower), add first the frozen chicken, then onions, then beans, and top with the tomato mixture.
3. Cover and cook on high for 3.5 hours, or if you need to, on low for 7.5.
4. After 3.5 hours have passed, remove the chicken from the crock, and shred it. (The shredded chicken absorbs most of the broth.) Add the chicken back in, and mix in the cream cheese. Taste and add more salt and pepper if necessary. Cook for 30 minutes more.
Serve over rice or with tortillas.
That’s it! A super easy, and super delicious meal that your family will all love.
*Note: The version I made (as written) is fairly mild, with just a little kick. If you want it spicier, add more jalapeno, or just add some hot sauce to your individual serving. Also, you may use an additional 28 oz (or so) of salsa in place of the tomatoes. If so, then omit the chili powder and cumin.
If you make it, please tell me how it turned out for you.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (305g)|
|Recipe Makes: 10 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 92 (31%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 10.2g||14 %|
|Saturated Fat 4.9g||25 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2.6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1g|
|Cholesterol 90.7mg||28 %|
|Sodium 430.1mg||15 %|
|Potassium 822.4mg||22 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 19.3g||6 %|
|Dietary Fiber 6.3g||25 %|
|Sugars, other 13g|
|Protein 33.2g||47 %|
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Calories per serving: 299
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