Even in a funk, I still have to feed my family!
Thankfully, I love my crock pot and can just throw a few ingredients inside and call it dinner!!!
Yesterday (after a 4:00 am wake-up to clean the venue), I really needed a simple dinner that didn’t require much effort. And, the best part??? This is actually a healthy meal!!!
chicken (I used about 6 chicken breasts – frozen)
1 can diced tomatoes (you could easily use the spicy kind!!)
1 packet taco seasoning (or make your own if that’s your thing!)
Put the chicken in the crock pot.
Mix tomatoes and taco seasoning together.
Pour tomato mixture over chicken and cook on low about 8 hours.
Before serving, shred the chicken.
You can add whatever taco fixings you like. Last night we kept it simple (that’s what happens when mom’s in a funk) and just had some rice, shredded lettuce and cheese.
I love all of the ingredients and mix of flavors in this dish – just remember, don’t hold back on the seasoning!!!
1 bag of spinach
1/2 c chicken broth
chicken – I used 8 chicken tenders but you could use breast or even things if you like
salt, pepper, garlic powder and oregano to taste
dried basil (next time I will use fresh)
4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
green onions, chopped (I used 5)
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray pan with cooking spray.
Put spinach in pan.
Pour chicken broth over spinach. Top with chicken and season liberally!
Sprinkle tomatoes and green onions over chicken.
Cover tightly with foil and cook about 25 minutes. Add cheese and cook 10-15 more minutes depending on the size of your chicken.
The boys liked this a lot – even with Chris gone we ate all but 1 piece of chicken! (Teen age boys love food!)
I think this will be something we have again (it is rare for me to make the same thing more than once) – I think there are lots of ways you could change this up just a bit which I love to do when I cook.
Caprese might be one of my favorite combinations of flavors ever – mozzarella, tomatoes and basil!!
This was actually the first time that I’ve ever used flatbreads but it won’t be the last time!!!
Caprese Chicken Wraps
- 2 T olive oil
- 2 T white wine vinegar
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 head chopped Romaine lettuce
- fresh mozzarella cheese, chopped (I used less than a cup)
- 1/2 c fresh basil, chopped
- 1 container grape tomatoes, quartered
- minced garlic (about a just over a teaspoon)
- 4 flatbreads
- 1 bag diced cooked chicken breast
Combine oil, vinegar, salt and pepper with a fork or whisk. Add lettuce, chicken, cheese, tomatoes and basil – toss to coat.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Place 1 flatbread at a time in skillet and cook about 1 minute per side to soften.
Put chicken mixture on flatbread –
Fold and eat!!!
This was delicious! I think that in the summer it will be a regular!!!
I love chili – all types!!! I really like white chicken chili! And, if it can be made in the crock pot then it is a definite winner in my book!!!
This recipe is super easy and delicious!! I’ve made it 2 different times and both times it has been a meal that we end up scraping all of it out of the crock pot!!!
White Chicken Chili
- about 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1 – 2 T vegetable oil
- garlic – I did about a spoonful
- chicken – I always used diced, cooked chicken breast
- 1 can Great Northern beans
- 1 can green chilies
- jalapeño, if desired – I used some from a can – about 2 spoonfuls
- 2.5-3 c chicken broth
- Oregano – I just shook some in about 1-2 t
- cumin – again I just shook some in
- salt, to tast
- sour cream or plain yogurt – about 3 spoonfuls (I always use fat-free of either of these but you can use whatever style you choose!!)
- shredded cheese, 1.5-2 c
Saute the onion in the oil until tender. Because I used my Ninja crock pot, I just did this right in the crock pot (no extra dishes to wash!!).
Add the garlic, chicken, beans, green chills, jalapeño, oregano, cumin, salt and chicken broth.
Cook on low 4-6 hours.
30 minutes before serving add sour cream or yogurt and cheese.
Heat through (about 20-30 minutes).
Serve and enjoy!!
The creaminess of this chili and the tiny bit of heat from the peppers make it the perfect winter dish!!!