Crock Pot Fiesta Chicken Recipe

I think I may have already expressed this, but I think the crock pot is one of the greatest inventions in the world. It makes life so much easier; I love being able to throw a bunch of stuff in it, go to work, and come home to a hot, ready-to-eat meal. I have also made it clear that I reallllly love Mexican food. So when I mix the crock pot with a Mexican recipe…it’s a great day. Here is one of the easiest, but also most versatile, crock pot recipes that I have made multiple times and it’s always delicious. My sister made a similar chicken dish in Myrtle and it inspired me to break out this recipe again. Let me know how you like it!

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Crock Pot Fiesta Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound chicken breasts/tenderloins, frozen or raw
  • 16 ounces salsa
  • 1 can black beans (I used reduced sodium)
  • 1-2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 packet taco seasoning

Directions:

1.) Throw all of the ingredients into a crock pot, mix together, and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or until chicken is done. The chicken pieces can then be kept whole or shredded, and served with brown rice, in whole wheat tortillas, or simply eaten as is (a nice low-carb option). Endless possibilities!

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Buffalo Chicken Flatbread “Panini”

Hello everyone! I had another busy weekend; I went to the cape with friends and my boyfriend, then to the Zac Brown Band concert at Fenway! I can’t believe tomorrow will be July. Time is flying!

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Wallpaper at my hotel on the cape…need this in my future home!

Last week was pretty busy, so I needed something quick and easy to make for dinner. I bought these flatbreads at Wal-Mart and they made the perfect quick dinner! You can make pizzas, paninis, sandwiches…so many options!

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I decided to make buffalo chicken paninis with them…I cooked some chicken breasts, shredded them, and threw it in a flatbread with buffalo sauce, soy cheese and reduced fat blue cheese crumbles. Grilled them in my quesadilla maker (you could also use the stove top or a George Foreman grill) and they were ready! I made a side of Ranch dipping sauce, which was just plain Greek yogurt with ranch dip mix and dill flakes. Voila!

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