Thursday, December 18, 2008

Crockpot Chicken Tacos

I can't remember what website I got this off of, it may have been from the recipe exchange email, so I'm sorry that I can't give the credit to the person it is due.

I made this tonight and my husband was so impressed, I almost wanted to make him think I had slaved over it for hours. But the truth is that it took about 5 minutes to throw everything in the crockpot. Super simple and yummy! What more can you ask for?

Crockpot Chicken Tacos
2-3 Chicken Breasts (I used 6 frozen Chicken Tenders)
1 Can Chicken Broth
1 Pkg Taco Seasoning
1 Cup Salsa
1 Can Corn (I drained them)
1 Can Black Beans, drained

Place in crockpot and cook 3-4 hours on HIGH. Shread chicken (I used a fork and a wooden spoon and didn't have to take them out of the crockpot). Serve with cheese and sour cream on tortillas. It is really runny, so you may want to use a slotted spoon to scoop it out. The recipe I have says they sometimes just eat it like soup. I'm considering adding diced tomatoes to it next time.

On a side note, that is my new crockpot ^ and this v is what happened to my old one.

We got this little crockpot as a wedding gift and it worked well for our little family. It's hard to fit a very big roast in it, and I halved most of the recipes I used, but it was only the two of us. Then I left the lid a little too close to the burner and it melted. I don't think they make the plastic lids anymore, or so I've heard. And I figured we needed a bigger one for our growing family anyway. So I got a 6 quart one as a Christmas present to me. I love crockpots!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Aussie Chicken

2lbs. chicken breasts
8 slices of bacon
1 cup colby jack cheese

Put 2 lbs. of chicken breasts in a bag and shake with 2 tsp. seasoned salt.
Place bacon over breasts and cook at 350 F for 20 mintues (or until done). Take it out of oven and pour following sauce over each piece. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted. (1/2 cup of mushrooms is optional, and it's really good served with baby carrots in a light butter and brown sugar sauce.)
Aussie Chicken Sauce:
2/3 c. mayo
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1/3 c. honey
mustard to taste (I use about 1-2 tbsp.)
1Tbsp. parsley
1 Tbsp. onion flakes

I also serve this with steamed rice with corn and peas and carrots in it. You can buy the microwaveable kind and steam it in the bag. It's good, but for a family of four you need 2 bags.