The crock pot is so great. Throw all the ingredients together in the morning, forget it, and then when you return, you are greeted by that wonderful smell and relieved knowing that dinner is already done.
Here’s a recipe for those of you following Weight Watchers as well as those who love an easy-to-fix, healthy, family-favorite Mexican style dish that is full of flavor. (That’s pretty much everyone else right?)
If you are following Weight Wathchers, I highly recommend that you visit Gina who blogs at Skinnytaste.com and check out her mouthwatering Weight Watchers recipes. I found this Crock Pot Santa Fe Recipe over at her site and tried it yesterday.
I love how you place the chicken on top and after several hours take it out, shred it, and place it back in for the last 1/2 hour or so of cooking. Imagine the possibilities with this one healthy dish! Have this over rice, a shredded chicken taco, a chicken burrito, how about a chicken chili? The best part? It is so easy.
Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken Recipe
- 24 oz (1 1/2) lbs chicken breast
- 14.4 oz can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies
- 15 oz can black beans
- 8 oz frozen corn
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 14.4 oz can fat free chicken broth
- 3 scallions, chopped
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper (to taste)
- salt to taste
Combine chicken broth, beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, scallions, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and salt in the crock pot. Season chicken breast with salt and lay on top. Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours. (NOTE- I cooked mine on high and used a little over 1 1/2 lbs. of chicken and it was done at 5 hours.) Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in. Adjust salt and seasoning. Serve over rice or in a tortilla (extra pts).
Servings: 8 servings • Size: 1 cup • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 190 • Fat: 1.5 g • Fiber: 5.6 g • Carbs: 23.1 g • Protein: 21 g
To save on points, I placed my serving on a bowl of spaghetti squash. Now that’s 4 points for this very filling meal!