Crock Pot Mexican Chicken Chili

Another installment in our slow cooker adventure! Crock Pot Mexican Chicken Chili, another simple recipe to make on your lunch break. For this recipe I would come home and put our frozen meal into the crock pot and set it on low, then when my wife gets home she’d shred the chicken and add it back in to let it cook until I got home from work. You don’t need to stage it as much as we did, both of us working on dinner just happened to work out. Green chilies and garlic were amazing in this recipe it really brought out the flavors all mixing together. If we’d make this recipe again I think we’ll cut back the amount of corn in it. At times it was a bit over powering how much corn was in with dinner. Regardless it’s a simple and delicious recipe for dinner!

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Enjoy!

Crock Pot Mexican Chicken Chili
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 3 Chicken breasts
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cans white beans
  • 1 can white corn
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 4 oz can green chilies
  • 1½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to your crock pot
  2. Cook on low for 4 hours
  3. Remove chicken and shred
  4. Add chicken back into crock pot
  5. Serve over rice or with tortilla chips
  6. Enjoy!

 

Honey Soy Sauce Chicken & Panko Potatoes

Honey Soy Sauce Chicken with Panko Potatoes is a great dinner meal. The sweet and salty taste of the chicken mixed with the crunchy soft potatoes is a great combination. Not just to mention texture the ingredients taste well together its the right blend of texture and spices. My wife has a thing about the texture of foods it can’t be too soft or “spongy” as she says or she won’t eat it. So don’t over cook your potatoes and you’ll be rocking with this dinner meal. If you need more than just meat and potatoes for dinner, I would suggest making some green beans or peas with this meal. My wife doesn’t like either of those, hence not having them on the plate but I’m sure they would compliment this dinner recipe quite well.

honey soy sauce chicken panko potatoes1 Honey Soy Sauce Chicken & Panko Potatoes

 

Honey Soy Sauce Chicken
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Ingredients
  • 3 large Chicken breasts
  • 1 can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 1 cup Chicken broth (warm works best)
  • ½ cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Pepper
Instructions
  1. In a bowl whisk together your soy sauce, honey, chicken broth, garlic, and pepper
  2. Put the olive oil into a pan and then add your chicken and oranges
  3. Add your sauce and cook on medium to high heat until chicken is done
  4. Take chicken out and dice, add back into the pan and simmer on low until sauce condenses down
  5. Enjoy!

Here is the recipe for the Panko Potatoes. Regular russet potatoes worked quite well with this meal, thought you can use what ever potatoes you have on hand as I can’t see them being gross with such a delicious chicken combination. The garlic in this recipe is optional, we really like the taste of garlic so we’ve been putting it on most of the meals we make.

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Enjoy!

Panko Potatoes
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 3 large potatoes
  • 2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Slice potatoes into rounds roughly ½" thick
  3. In a large bowl mix all ingredients together
  4. Move them into a foil lined baking dish
  5. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until potatoes are soft
  6. Let sit for 10 minutes to cool
  7. Enjoy!

Jalapeno Cream Cheese Chicken Wontons

So while we were shopping we stumbled across a new staple food. Jalapeno cream cheese. This stuff is amazing, and we like to put it in our meals, it may not be the healthiest way to eat but it sure is delicious. We decided to throw in some chicken and fry them up as Jalapeno Cream Cheese Chicken Wontons!

 Jalapeno Cream Cheese Chicken Wontons

This was the second batch of wontons I’ve ever made, and as you can see I got the frying down a bit better than the first batch (less dark bits!) I swear they aren’t burned, though my wife doesn’t seem to think I’m very funny.

 Jalapeno Cream Cheese Chicken Wontons

This before picture is what we laid out before frying them, and they already look delicious. I placed the wontons down in the pan just like this, so the wonton wont want to expand and spill the insides into the hot oil. The first time I tried making these that may have happened a few times and its just a waste of oil if they do expand on you.

 Jalapeno Cream Cheese Chicken Wontons  Let us know if you’ve tried this recipe with any success!

Jalapeno Cream Cheese and Chicken Wontons
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Ingredients
  • 3 large chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 1 4 oz can green chilies
  • 8 oz Jalapeno cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 package wontons
Instructions
  1. Mix the chicken, cream cheese, green chilies, and pepper together in a bowl
  2. Spoon 2-3 tbsp of the chicken mixture into each wonton and wrap up like a burrito
  3. Heat up a pan with some oil and fry each wonton until deep golden brown
  4. Lay on a paper towel to remove some of the oil
  5. Enjoy!

Chicken Apple Sausage Crescents

Chicken Apple Sausage Crescents can be made for dinner or as an appetizer. Just throw them all on a plate for a delicious meal, or pass them around a party for people to snack on. They are bite sized so either way works. For this recipe roll out your crescent dough, we bought a can of already made dough from the store and rolled it out into thin strips. We cut them about as wide as we cut the sausage rounds so they would fit in snugly. If you cut your crescent roll too thick don’t worry and just roll the excess dough over the top that way the sausage won’t have a tendency to fall out from around the dough.

 Chicken Apple Sausage Crescents

Either way you decide to made these, for dinner or an appetizer you’ll love it. The apple is a great accent to the dough and sausage. This would be even better if you made a complimentary dip to go with them!

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Chicken Apple Sausage Crescents
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb Chicken Apple Sausage, ½ inch thick slices
  • 2 packages Crescent Rolls
Instructions
  1. Open up the crescent roll packages and roll them all out flat (Don't separate the rolls!!)
  2. Slice them into strips abut ½ an inch wide
  3. Roll one slice of sausage into each strip
  4. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown
  5. Enjoy!

Chicken Fried Rice

 Chicken Fried Rice

 

Chicken Fried Rice
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound chicken, about 2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 3 cups cooked rice *
  • 2 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 2-3 Tablespoons soy sauce (more or less to taste)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Cook and shred the chicken. I highly recommend cooking it in a slow cooker!
  2. Preheat a large skillet or wok to medium heat.
  3. Pour sesame oil in the bottom.
  4. Add white onion and peas and carrots and fry until tender.
  5. Slide the onion, peas and carrots to the side, and pour the beaten eggs onto the other side.
  6. Using a spatula, scramble the eggs.
  7. Once cooked, mix the eggs with the vegetable mix.
  8. Add the rice and chicken to the veggie and egg mixture.
  9. Pour the soy sauce on top.
  10. Stir and fry the rice and veggie mixture until heated through and combined.

 

Chicken Caesar Salad

 Chicken Caesar Salad

 

Chicken Caesar Salad
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Serves: 5-6
 
Ingredients
  • 3 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 3 heads romaine lettuce
  • 3 cups of your favorite croutons
  • 2 cups Caesar salad dressing (for salad)
  • ⅛ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup Caesar dressing (for chicken)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet
  2. Add chicken, garlic salt, and pepper
  3. Once chicken is cooked add ¼ cup dressing and simmer for 10 mins
  4. Refrigerate after this is done, I would wait at least 30 mins.
  5. When your chicken is cooled chop lettuce
  6. Mix with croutons and dressing
  7. Serve into a bowl and top with cooled chicken and Parmesan cheese
  8. Enjoy!

Honey Soy Sauce Chicken

 Honey Soy Sauce Chicken

Honey Soy Sauce Chicken
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Serves: 2-4
 
Ingredients
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup honey (or agave)
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken into cubes
  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet
  3. Add garlic to oil and cook for a minute or two, until it's a little toasted
  4. Add chicken to garlic oil and cook thoroughly
  5. When done add your honey, water and soy sauce
  6. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until you think the chicken has picked up the flavor enough ( I make the liquid into a sauce!)
  7. Serve with some yummy potatoes or something like that!!

Monterrey Chicken Tacos

 Monterrey Chicken Tacos

 

 Monterrey Chicken Tacos

 

Monterrey Chicken Tacos
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts, diced
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 10-15 corn tortillas
  • 3 tbsp taco seasoning
Instructions
  1. Cook chicken with salsa and taco seasoning
  2. For crispy tacos heat some oil (1 or 2 cups) in a medium skillet
  3. When chicken is cooked add the sour cream, stir well
  4. Place a tortilla into the hot oil, when it has bee in for a few seconds fold the other half over (use tongs, not fingers!)
  5. When all of your tortillas are fried fill each of them with a roughly equal portion of the chicken
  6. Enjoy!

Simple Chicken Enchilada

This is a simple and delicious recipe for enchiladas, don’t let the picture fool you it tastes better than it looks!

 Simple Chicken Enchilada .

I’m guilty, sue me,  I love Americanized Mexican food… And how American is this! Take a traditional dish and turn it into a delicious casserole!! I love the convenience of making casseroles, they take half the time that it takes to properly make rolled enchiladas. My Dad was the first person I ever saw make enchilada casserole, and with six children I can’t blame him! Can you imagine the time that it would’ve taken to make enough rolled enchiladas to feed a large family, no thank you!

Simple Chicken Enchilada
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Ingredients
  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • 20 oz can green enchilada sauce
  • 6 oz can green chilies
  • 2-3 cups shredded cheese
  • 10-15 corn tortillas
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 3 tbsp butter
Instructions
  1. Put your chicken into a medium saucepan with your butter and seasonings and cook until golden brown
  2. When cooked through take chicken out of pan and shred, or cube if you prefer
  3. Add enchilada sauce and chilies to the pan that you used to cook the chicken
  4. Mix thoroughly and heat on medium until warm
  5. Line your baking dish with foil
  6. Put two large spoonfuls of sauce into bottom of dish
  7. Place however many tortillas you need to cover the bottom
  8. Add a layer of chicken
  9. Add a layer of sauce
  10. Add a layer of cheese
  11. Repeat until pan is full to the top
  12. Bake on 375 until cheese on top turns golden brown and bubbles

 

Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken

I don’t have a picture of this but the recipe is amazing!

Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 4 lemons
  • 2-3 heads of garlic
  • 1 whole chicken 4 to 5 pounds
  • Fresh rosemary, or any fresh herbs
  • All-purpose steak seasoning or salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Cut garlic heads and lemons in half and lay in bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Cut the bottoms off the lemons so they lay flat.
  3. Add a sprig of rosemary, or any herbs.
  4. Remove insides from chicken, rinse chicken and pat dry.
  5. Season chicken well, inside and out, with all-purpose steak seasoning or salt and pepper.
  6. Lay chicken on top of garlic and lemon slices and stuff the chicken with a garlic head cut in half, and a lemon cut in quarters.
  7. Cover top of chicken with additional lemon slices and rosemary.
  8. Turn slow cooker to high, and cook for about 4 hours, or until chicken reaches 165 degrees.
  9. Slow cooker cooking times vary.
  10. Important: Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.
  11. When chicken has reached 165, turn off slow cooker and let chicken rest for about 15 minutes.
  12. Remove from slow cooker, carve and serve.
  13. Liquid from slow cooker can be strained and served over chicken.