Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mexican Chicken

Being a full time Mommy, wife, and student is a tough job. I like to make sure that I do all of my "household duties" before I tackle my school stuff. I chose to be a Mom and a wife before I became a student (again), so I like to make sure my family is taken care of first. Having twins is wild on its own, so I don't have a lot of "free time." I am a HUGE and I mean HUGE fan of Crock Pots because I feel like I am able to produce a hearty and sometimes pretty healthy meal for my hubby & kiddos. I use mine all the time. I decided to start menu planning for a week at a time to make sure I could save time and don't have to worry about "what's for dinner" for the fam while I am away at school. I have been gathering a ton of Crock Pot recipes from different websites and have been putting them to the test! Tonight's Menu was called "Mexican Chicken" which I turned into chicken tostadas. It was such a simple recipe and I didn't need to go to the store for anything. I had all of the ingredients on hand which was the best part! I fried my own corn tortillas for the shells and I made rice and beans on the side. (I make real beans, not canned beans, but whatever you prefer is fine!) I dabbed some guacamole on top but you can tweak it to meet your needs!) Aaron and I gave this a score of 8 on a scale from 1 to 10 and 7 year old Christian said it was the best thing he ever ate! The twins devoured the burrito I made them so it had to be delicious to them as well! Tons of flavor and super easy! Hope you enjoy!

Here is the recipe:

5-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (frozen is fine) place in the crock pot..
dump 1 can cream of mushroom soup on top of chicken (I use low sodium)
1 cup salsa
1pkg, taco seasoning
Cook on low all day or on high for 4-6 hours
the chicken will fall apart and it is great on rice with a dab of sour cream or on corn or flour tortillas

1 comment:

ashley said...

I must pop my crock pot cherry with this recipe!! we got one from our wedding but ive only put nacho cheese in it, LOL!! thanks for the recipe :) looks really good!