Sunday, March 14, 2010

Make Something Monday

Today I'm going to show off a recipe that I used one night as a taco and the next night I took the chicken mix and made a Round 2 Recipe (shout out to Sandra Lee for that name) of Enchiladas. I'm horrible I make a meal and Rick and I will eat a good amount but of course the kids eat a little then I have this meal left over, now left overs are not a huge hit in my house. I usually take left overs to the babysitter but since we don't go to the babysitters a lot these days I'm left eating the left overs myself :(. So when I made this Mexican Corn and Bean Chicken in the crockpot I found the BEST of two meals!

Mexican Corn and Bean Chicken
Mexican Corn and Bean Chicken

What You Need:

4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 (16 oz) jar Mexican salsa
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 (11 oz) can Mexican corn
1 (15 oz) can pinto beans

How to Make It:

Place the chicken and salsa into the bottom of the crock pot.
Add the garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper.
Cover and cook on low 4 hours.
Remove the chicken and allow cooling slightly.
Shred the chicken.
Add the chicken back to the crock pot.
Cover and cook on low 2 hours.
Stir in the corn and beans.
Cover and continue cooking 1 hour.

Tip: Make this a real Mexican meal by adding tortilla chips before serving. Top with sour cream or guacamole as a garnish.

I made this and used as a filling for tacos!

Round 2 Recipe (thank you again Sandra Lee)
Mexican Corn and Bean Chicken
For this I used the filling for a sour cream enchilada. Of course I didn't have taco season so I used chili mix (LOL) added sour cream and cheese! I poured it over the top baked it at 350 for 25 minutes. I used fat free sour cream and 96% Fat Free Whole Wheat Tortillas.

ALEXIS NOTE: Make sure to use a crockpot liner they are cheap and they save you a headache of cleaning your crockpot! You'll love them I promise!!!

Enjoy I hope you make it and love it like I did! I'm also going to share this for Crockpot Wednesday!

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14 comments:

  1. That looks good! (My kids wouldn't eat either one though.) I haven't actually cooked a meal in a week. I've been a bad blogger and a bad wife/mommy.

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  2. Holy chimoley, that looks amazing!!! my son would eat it straight from the pot.

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  3. I love the Round 1 and 2 meals. My family is not big on leftovers... I have a lot in the fridge that need thrown away right now :( Any way to get more out of your food is great with me. I'm all about saving money :)

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  4. Yummy and simple! Another great idea to use up some of my pheasant.....I just need to cook it up and I dread that part! LOL!

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  5. Wow a great way to make one meal out of two.. yeah..

    Have a great week Poser..

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  6. There you go. I'll bet they didn't even know it was leftovers.

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  7. We have the same problem at our house...getting our kids to eat leftovers never works.

    These recipes look amazing and you know how much I love Mexican so I will def. have to try them!

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  8. I am going to try this. I do the Salsa Chicken from "that" recipe book I won on your blog. This one sounds similar but the spices sound really good. I too will use the leftovers to make something else with them.

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  10. You are so good! Love the idea of using it for two meals. Looks and sound delicious. What am I saying ALL that you share is delicious!! Have a great week my friend!!

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  11. Oooh, a crock pot liner? Never thought of that! And I use mine at least 3 times a week if not more. Thank you so much for that tip!

    Food looks great, too! :-)

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