Small budget big meal

Hello,

It has been a while since I last posted. This past weekend we traveled back home to celebrate my brother graduating with his masters! I only took 2 pictures while we were there, I guess I was so busy trying to fit in seeing all our friends and family I forgot to take pictures to document the weekend, oops!

So anyways, I am sharing a easy peasy cheap recipe with you all. We are in a transition stage over here with j starting his new job so our budget is pretty strict. not. much. wiggle. room. While I was planning the menu I was looking for something that would make a lot and have a small ingredient list. So I present to you… Mexican chicken!

Here are your ingredients:

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  •   Chicken breast ( I used 3 here so 1&1/2 per person)
  • 1 can drained black beans
  • 1 can drained OR frozen corn ( the original recipe called for frozen but I had canned already)
  •  1 jar of salsa ( I did not use my entire jar because I am selfish and wanted some for chips later on)
  • 1 jar of tomatoes with green chiles OPTIONAL ( I threw this in because I did not use my entire jar of salsa)
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • chopped cilantro (optional)
  • 2 cups of cooked rice

Now for the spices..

Option 1 

1 tbsp of chili powder

1/2 tbsp of cumin

1/2 tbsp of garlic powder

1/2 tsp of dried oregano

1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper

salt and pepper to taste

option 2

Taco Seasoning, salt and pepper to taste

JUST USE WHATEVER YOU HAVE!

I personally did a little bit of everything, I glanced at this list of spices and just pulled whatever I had in my cabinet that sounded good. I also hardly ever measure spices for dishes like this I just sprinkle whatever looks good to me. Remember you can always add more.

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I pulled my chicken straight from the freezer, some people say not to but I had no choice because of time and I have no shame.

chicken taco bowl

I just poured in all my cans and spices

chicken taco bowl

Mixed together all my ingredients and set it to HIGH to cook for 4 hours OR low for 8 hours

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Once its ready take out the chicken and shred away!

chicken taco bowl

dump chicken back into slow cooker and stir

chicken taco bowl

Add to a bed of rice and top with cheese and cilantro

This made a ton of chicken mixture and it taste pretty good. I even had some left overs for lunch and put it with some lettuce to make a salad. I think you could also use it wrapped in a tortilla or even on some chips like nachos.

Here is where I got the idea from: original

Here is my recipe:

MEXICAN CHICKEN

Ingredients:

  • 3  Chicken breast
  • 1 can drained black beans
  • 1 can drained OR frozen corn
  •  3/4 jar of salsa
  • 1 jar of tomatoes with green chiles OPTIONAL
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • chopped cilantro (optional)
  • 2 cups of cooked rice
  • SPICES:
  • Option 1 

    1 tbsp of chili powder

    1/2 tbsp of cumin

    1/2 tbsp of garlic powder

    1/2 tsp of dried oregano

    1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper

    salt and pepper to taste

    option 2

    Taco Seasoning, salt and pepper to taste

    JUST USE WHATEVER YOU HAVE!

Directions:

Add chicken, beans, salsa, tomatoes, corn and spices into slow cooker. Stir them together making sure liquid covers chicken. Set on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours. When you are about ready to serve your chicken, cook the rice according to the directions. Take out your chicken and shred with two forks then add it back into your slow cooker. Then you can start assembling your bowls, salad, or tortilla. Add rice then chicken mixture topped with cheese and chopped cilantro.

ENJOY!

xo

Hann

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