1/2 Onion, diced (or two baby onions with the attached green onion too)
1 can beans, Black or Kidney works
1 tsp Cumin
Salt and Pepper to taste
Serve with: tortillas, rice, salsa, sour cream and cheese.
Put everything in the crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours (or high for 4 hours). Shred the chicken (in the crock pot) and serve in tortillas with desired toppings.
If you want to prep this ahead of time, take all the ingredients and put them in a ziploc bag. You can store it in the fridge overnight or freeze it for later. If you freeze it, just pull it out and let thaw overnight in the fridge before you put it all in the crock pot.
Chicken and Walnut Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing
1 c cooked chicken
1/2 c low-fat yogurt
2 tsp honey
2 Tbs salsa
1/2 c cherry tomatoes
1 Tbs walnuts, chopped
2 c lettuce, torn or chopped
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1. Dice the chicken and set aside.
2. In a small bowl, mix yogurt, honey and salsa. Add chicken and stir gently.
3. Cut the tomatoes in half and set aside. Put the lettuce in a medium bowl and sprinkle with the olive oil. Toss gently to coat the leaves with the oil. Sprinkle with the balsamic vinegar and toss again.
4. Top the lettuce with chicken and tomatoes and add the walnuts.
4 Chicken Breasts
1 Tbs Grated Ginger
3 Green Onions, sliced
14 oz. Can Coconut Milk
1/2 tsp Tumeric
1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
8 oz. Pineapple Chunks, drained
2 Tbs Cornstarch
2 Tbs Water
Rice, cooked (to serve with)
Chopped Peanuts (to top the dish)
Cut each breast in half. Place chicken in the bottom of a crock pot. Add ginger, green onion, coconut milk, turmeric, and pepper flakes. Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours. Turn the crock pot to HIGH. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water. Add pineapple and cornstarch mix to the crock pot and stir. Cook on High for 15 minutes. Serve over cooked rice and topped with peanuts.
This was a wild idea dish stemming from the fact that I had asparagus that had to be eaten. I started off cooking some rice and knew I wanted chicken for dinner. So, I ended up throwing bacon into the mix for an unusual flavor combination that my husband absolutely loved.
4 Chicken Breasts
12 Bacon Slices, cut into 3″ pieces
4 c Asparagus, cut into 3″ pieces
1 1/2 c Rice, uncooked
Cook rice according to directions. When done, set aside and keep warm. In the meantime. Add bacon to a large skillet and begin cooking. Add the chicken breasts on top of the bacon. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes turning the chicken and stirring the bacon occasionally. Once the bacon and chicken are nearly done, remove the cover and add the asparagus. Cook until the asparagus is tender. Serve with the rice.