It is no secret to those who know me that I love my slow cooker, or Crock-Pot as it is known to some. The truth is I love it even more after going back to work after having my first child. It is a life saver, especially on days that my husband does pick-up and I work late. The slow cooker allows us to have dinner together without spending a lot of time, energy or money. So, here is what is for dinner...
Cilantro Lime Chicken (adapted from allrecipes.com)
- 2 lbs. skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- 1 jar salsa (16 oz)
- 2 packets dry taco seasoning
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 can corn kernels (drained)
- 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
- 6 tablespoons fresh cilantro
-Combine the salsa, taco seasoning, lime juice, corn and cilantro in the slow cooker.
-Add the chicken breasts and stir until coated.
-Cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours or on low for 8-10 hours.
-Shred chicken using two forks before serving.
-Soft or hard taco shells
-Salsa or tomatoes
*Note: To save time in the morning, I put all of this in the slow cooker tonight and will store in the refrigerator until the morning. Then, before I leave for work in the morning, I'll pull it out of the fridge and start the slow cooker. How easy is that!?