October 20, 2011

What's for Dinner? Cilantro Lime Chicken

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)
Ingredients
- 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

Directions
-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.

Serve With
-Soft or hard taco shells
-Sour cream
-Cheese
-Salsa or tomatoes
-Spanish Rice

*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!?

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