Friday, January 10, 2014

Mexican Chicken in the Slow Cooker


This slow cooker meal is simple to prepare. Throw your ingredients in the slow cooker, you will need at least a 3 quart size,  and your meal cooks while you are doing other things. I love meals like this, especially in winter when it just spells comfort and simplicity! This chicken is delicious with tostadoes, tortilla chips or wrapped up in tortilla shells. Leftovers..if you have any..freeze welI.
We had a Mexican themed pot luck at church, it was the perfect gluten free dish to bring to this event.
  • 8 chicken breasts
  • 1 540 ml / 19 oz can black beans, drained
  • 1 540 ml / 19 oz can white kidney beans, drained
  • 2 3/4 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon taco powder
  1. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Pour beans over the chicken.
  3. Mix together salsa, chili powder, and taco powder and pour over the beans.
  4. Cook on low for 6 hours or until the chicken is done.
  5. Remove the chicken and shred with a fork.
  6. Put shredded chicken back in the slow cooker and mix in with the beans.
  7. Cook 1 more hour on low.
  8. Serve with pickles and your favorite tortilla chips, shells or tostadoes.

17 comments:

  1. This looks sooo yummy, Betty !! just have to watch the Taco powder to be sure its gluten free! Ortega and Old El Paso are gluten free although Old El Pasa has MSG

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    1. We make our own taco seasoning, allrecipes has some good ones.

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    2. I make my own as well. Really have to watch for msg and not only does homemade not have it, it's pennies to make.

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    3. I get my taco seasoning at Costco. It's the McCormick brand. It's gluten and MSG free (my hubby is allergic to both).

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  2. Thank you Julie..I did use Old El Paso.

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  3. Oh I could eat some of this right now! I too love meals like this that cook while you do other things. A church supper with a Mexican theme sounds like such fun!

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  4. That turned out fabulous, Betty! I knew you'd come up with a great gluten-free dish. That would be great on nachos or even as a potato topper too! Yum!

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  5. This looks yummy.Making this at the next Sunday family dinner. I like the idea of throwing everything in the crock pot and forgetting about it. Will serve with tortillas, with the condiments on the side, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes.

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  6. Would it work to use a whole chicken instead of the chicken breasts? Chicken breasts are much more expensive!
    Gay

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    1. Gay..I don't see why not. You just have a little extra work removing the skin and bones.

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    2. If you have family who don't like beans, could you leave them out or would you need to substitute something? Any ideas?

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    3. You could substitute with corn. I would only do one can of corn and that should work just fine.

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  7. I made this but sliced my chicken breasts while they thawed and then cooked them , mixed everything together and place them in a slow cooker for 4 hours on High. We had this with wraps. The chicken wasn't shredded but it was very tasty.

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    1. Thank you Ruth for letting us know that you tried it and found it tasty!

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  8. This sounds yummy! I'm going to make this when I have my brother and sister-in-law over. She's gluten intolerant and this is perfect!

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  9. So easy, and so good!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

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  10. This is very good. I served it with rice and we wrapped it in a tortilla.

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