After posting my Skinny Pumpkin Spice Muffin recipe last week I was amazed by the positive response I got. Turns out that many of you tried and loved them (heck, maybe you even counted them as part of your fitness for the week) and you want more… more recipes for people who are very busy, but still want to be able to cook and eat healthy.
Since you all asked for it- I am going to try and turn this into a regular weekly post providing you with super simple, next to no prep required, healthy, yet delicious recipes which prove we can’t all use being busy as an excuse to eat junk.
Since I did a breakfast/dessert last week I am changing it up a bit this week and giving you a dinner recipe.
Mexican Crockpot Chicken:
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
15oz. can black beans
15oz. can corn
1 large jar of salsa (I use medium, but pick what level of spiciness you want)
Plus tortillas, mixed greens, and any hot sauce you want
– Drain corn & black beans
– Pour corn, black beans, and salsa into Crockpot/slowcooker
– Stir together
– Press chicken into mixture so it is not touching the bottom (don’t want it to stick), but does have a bit of the mixture on top.
– Turn Crockpot on low and let it cook for about 8 hours while you’re at work
* That is all the prep this takes. Seriously! If you just wake up 5 minutes early you can have a delicious, healthy meal waiting for you.
– Then after 8 hours, when you get home from work, take the lid off and shred the chicken. It should be tender enough that you can do this by just putting a fork into the Crockpot and whisking it around.
– Let mixture cook for 30-60 minutes more. After that eat and enjoy, or turn it down to warm if you won’t be eating until later.
You can eat this on top of a bed of lettuce or as the filling for tacos.
I personally like to add more spiciness to the tacos so I use a bit of Texas Pete.
(My friend already stole this recipe and when she makes it she puts hot sauce and other spices directly into the Crockpot while it is cooking. It is up to you how you would like it best.)
*Only a few ingredients and no prep time. Just dump them in the Crockpot and dinner is waiting on you when you get home. No excuses to not eat healthy and delicious meals.
Calorie counts are not exact depending on what tortillas you use, how much Mexican Chicken mixture you put in, etc., but to give you an idea – My whole plate (pictured above) was less than 350 calories. Way better than any quick, frozen dinner.
Check out my cooking demo to see exactly how these were made. (And to see my awesome on camera personality. HA!)
What is your favorite thing to make in the Crockpot/slowcooker?