Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tasty Tuesday

Over the last week or so I have been busy and haven't wanted to spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking. I looked in my cookbook cupboard and pulled out a slow cooker cookbook. I don't remember where I got it and I don't think I've ever opened it before. I thought a slow cooker recipe would be ideal for my cooking mood. I found this one. It isn't something that can't be made outside of a slow cooker, but because it cooked for a long time everything was very tender and the flavors seemed to be more intense. SlĂ inte!

Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken
2 - 15oz can corn, drained
1 - 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup chunky salsa
3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half
1 cup Cheddar cheese (I used a little more to serve)
Tortillas (I prefer corn)

1. Mix corn, black beans, and 1/2 cup salsa together in slow cooker.
2. Place chicken breasts over mixture.
3. Pour remaining 1/2 cup salsa over the top of chicken.
4. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours, or high for 4-5 hours
5. Before serving, use fork to shred chicken. The longer you wait, the easier it will be.
6. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over the top of the chicken and stir into the slow cooker. Cover and let cook for about 15 minutes.
7. Serve with warmed tortillas and any other condiments you like on tacos.
Note: Be sure to drain the corn and beans well, so it's not too watery. The cheese at the end will thicken it up a bit.

I will make this again for sure, but next time I will add some fresh cilantro to the tortillas before serving.


  1. Muy delicioso!

    (And your plates are lovely, by the way.)

    Crockpots are great, aren't they? And one of the best things is you come home and your whole house smells like someone has been busy in the kitchen, but yet, there's no mess. LOVE that.

    I'll try this one for sure!

    PS: I have several print-outs from your "Tasty Tuesdays" in my cookbook.... I'm sure one day, many years from now, my daughter will say "I wonder who Pumpkin Delight was?" :)

  2. OMG!! I'm making this for dinner tomorrow. SO Excited. About chicken.

    Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

  3. I'm always looking for a good crock pot recipe...nothing like not having to cook after a day with the booger pickers!

    I have all the ingredients-I will try this tomorrow!

  4. This looks so delicious Pumpkin! I LOVE it! Hope you have a great day at school!