Happy Monday everyone! You better believe it was a celebratory night at my house yesterday after the Broncos beat the Patriots to secure a spot in the Super Bowl. I literally don’t know if I have ever seen my husband so excited! Today I will be on Living Dayton at noon sharing both a meal planning segment, as well as an easy go-to dinner for weeknights. If you are new around here, I share my weekly meal plans every Sunday here on the blog, while also hosting a link-up so we can all easily check out other bloggers’ meal plans as well! For example, if you missed yesterday’s meal planning post, make sure you stop by and check it out.
When I was asked to cook a recipe that would be perfect in a meal plan, using a slow cooker immediately came to mind. I literally use mine at least a couple times a week and I love using simple recipes that don’t take a lot of prep work before the ingredients go into my slow cooker. This recipe I am sharing today is simple and packed with plenty of protein and fiber, and even a hint of a spicy kick too! (By the way, this is the first recipe I am sharing that I used my Canon Rebel to take the pictures. I am very happy with how they turned out for my first time and I am so excited to keep practicing with it!)
Simple Slow Cooker Chipotle Tacos
- 2 cups salsa
- 1 lb. chicken breast
- 4 oz. chopped green chilies
- 1 can black bean, drained (or 1 ½ cups dried and prepared beans)
- 1 can pinto bean, drained (or 1 ½ cups dried and prepared beans)
- 1 can sweet corn, drained (or 1 ½ cups fresh corn)
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. Chipotle Powder
Directions Place all ingredients into the slow cooker beginning with salsa, then followed by the rest of the ingredients in the order listed above.
Cook on low 8 hours, or high 4 hours. Shred the chicken and stir until all ingredients are combined. Serve with desired toppings like sour cream and cheese, along with tortilla chips, in a tortilla wrap, or on a bed of lettuce.
- I have been looking for some more cook books to draw meal planning inspiration from. What are some of your favorites? Any you suggest I invest in?
- Are you a fan of spicy foods? If so, what are some of your favorites?
- What are your favorite recipes to make in the slow cooker?