I didn’t think I could feel worse than I did yesterday health wise until I woke up this morning. The scale and I are fighting because apparently I’m up like 5 lbs from yesterday. Hmmm…. maybe last night’s cookout has something to do with it
several pieces of these…
Needless to say I am in detox mode!!!
Getting off to a strong start, we are using one of Nolan’s birthday presents for a nice home cooked meal.
We love our crock pot meals, but the one we were using was only 2 quarts. We were going to use our wedding registry to get an “adult” crock pot, but we decided we just couldn’t wait any longer! We modified a recipe we found in a crock pot cookbook based on the ingredients we had on hand for tonight’s dinner.
Crock Pot Fiesta Pulled Chicken
- I can Trader Joe’s organic black beans (drained)
- 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
- 1/2 jar of black bean and corn salsa
- 1/2 can corn (not photographed)
- Splash of apple cider vinegar (not photographed) – this helps the meat pull apart more easily
- 4 large skinless chicken breast
Throw all above ingredients into crock pot. Add desired spices (we added cayenne pepper and black pepper).
Now, we live in an apartment building and when I got home today I opened the door to the building and was immediately hit with the incredible smell of this meal! I kept thinking “That better be my dinner!!” Our entire apartment smells like a Mexican restaurant. On the side I made some Jiffy cornbread. I love this flavor combo.
Nolan and I both agree that this recipe HAS to go into our cookbook.
We started this collection of our favorite kitchen creations last year so we could remember our winning dishes. This was a very successful meal and the best part was coming home to a cooked meal. We have tons of leftovers thanks do our gigantic crock pot 🙂
Have you ever used a crock pot? Do you have a favorite recipe?