I know many of you work long hours, like I do, and when I get home I would love a nice hot home cooked meal fully prepared … but ya right who am I kidding!
However, the next best thing is………………. THE CROCK POT!!!
I use to be so nervous to use it because I was always concerned with it catching fire, or burning down my kitchen while I was away… but once I started to use it, I fell in love with it! So much so I actually have 2! Some of my favorite recipes come out of that bad boy!
When I make recipes in it, I usually get it all ready to go the night before, so that Josh can throw it on in the morning or at lunch. Mine has a ceramic bowl that comes out so that’s what I put in the fridge.
But seriously, the possibilities are endless as to what you can cook in it. So here is my latest, Josh is the one that actually threw it all together for me (ya, it’s that easy ;)) and he said it was a HOME- RUN! So without further ado…
Santa Fe Crock Pot Chicken
Original recipe at skinnytaste.com
- 5-6 chicken breasts
- 14.4 oz can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies
- 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can corn
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 14.4 oz can fat-free chicken broth
- 3 scallions, chopped
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper (to taste)
- salt to taste
Combine all the ingredients (minus the chicken) together and put it in the crock pot, then top with chicken. Season the chicken with a little salt. Cook on low for about 10 hours or on high for 6. About half an hour before serving, take the chicken out and shred it using 2 forks. Put the shredded chicken back in the crock pot, give it a good mix, then it’s ready to eat when you are!
Servings: 8 servings, Size: 1 cup, Old Points: 3 pts, Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 190, Fat: 1.5 g , Fiber: 5.6 g , Carbs: 23.1 g, Protein: 21 g
See how easy that is!!And trust me, your belly will thank you!!
The even better part, it’s a WEIGHT WATCHERS dinner, of course you have to add points for the tortilla or rice or whatever you serve with it!!
We used it to make
- taco salad
- what ever you want!!
So do your self a favor, throw these things together, and enjoy a nice warm cooked meal….courtesy of your crock pot 🙂