Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sunday Dinner - 08/15/2010

Every week, I post a (some what) elaborate meal I've made on Sunday.  Most Sunday's I start cooking dinner right after lunch. (No exaggeration.) I enjoy doing it. I listen to a pod cast or music and cook. It's my time to myself that day. But like all busy, busy moms of small children I don't have time to cook like that during the week. The recipe below I prepare in the AM before work. And it's ready to serve when the girls and I walk in the door in the evening.

This weeks post is an example of a weekday meal I make when the weekend leftovers have run out.  Not only is this meal easy and tasty but it's also healthy. Lots of lean protein and veg. I based this recipe on Skinny Taste's Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken. I added some fresh seasoning veg. Also,I prefer to  used dried beans and fresh corn if I have it.

Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken (serves 8; 3pts)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 tbsp garlic
2 tbsp chili pepper
24 oz (1 1/2) lbs chicken breast
1 can rotel
1 can black beans
1 can corn
1 can fat free chicken broth
1 tsp cumin
cayenne pepper, to taste
salt, to taste
1tbsp cilantro

Combine onion, bell pepper, garlic, chicken broth, beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, cumin, cayenne pepper and salt in the crock pot. Stir well.

Season the chicken breasts with salt and place in crock pot on top of other ingredients.

Cook on low for 8 hours/ high for 4 hours. Remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in.

I served the Chicken Santa Fe over rice. Very tasty. Very Easy. Perfect weekday meal.

If you have any question/comments about this recipe, pls leave me a comment or email at megmehell at yahoo dot com.

I hope you enjoy this dinner as much as I did. What did y'all have for dinner?


5 Miles 2 Empty said...

hi Megan! Your comment crackwd me up! Thanks for stopping by my Challenge post! I hope you join the challenge! Between you and me you don't have to post pics! Just take some for your own sake so you can compare at the end! All that matters is that you do them! =)

Melanie said...

This recipe combines two favorites of mine-- Mexican + the ease of crock pot cooking. I will be making this very soon! Also, I'm super hungry as it is just before lunch. So thanks for making me crave Mexican.

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...


looks delish!

also, fyi...i mailed out the SCAPE on Friday, so you should get it this week. and it has the return address of Generations of Sonoma...just fyi;-)

Christina said...

I love Crock-Pot meals! So easy and tasty. I made some top round steaks in a Crock Pot but had too much onions in it and it was waaaay too oniony. O0ps. Better luck next time.

Jennifer said...

That looks yummy!!! Might have to try that one day soon :)! I like to cook too and am always looking for new recipes to try, so thanks for sharing!