Saturday, January 3, 2009

Crockpot Chicken Chile


Let's put this right out there. Crockpot food is maybe not the most attractive. Or the easiest to photograph. But it's delicious and unlike your holiday cooking, does not require much effort.

Crockpot Chicken Chile

3-5 chicken breasts
1/2 c. salsa
1 Tb Cumin
1/2 c. brown sugar
4 oz can diced green chiles
6 oz sprite (1/2 can)

Combine all ingredients in a crockpot and cook on low for 5-6 hours. Remove the chicken and shred (or like me, stick two forks in your crockpot and swing them widly around = shredding) Return the chicken to crockpot and cook 1 more hour (without lid) Add cornstarch (mixed with cold water) to thicken juices. I usually add three spoonfuls of cornstarch with three spoonfuls of water.

My family is all about this chicken right now. We've used it in a salad (add lettuce, cheese, black beans and tortilla strips) but also as tacos with soft flour tortillas or with nachos. It. is. awesome.


Monique said...

This is VERY similar to the Cafe Rio Pork Recipe. You just substitute pork and a can of dark cola instead of the clear Sprite. :) yummo!

I will definitely have to try this. Gracias chica!

Brandi said...

You're killing me with all this yummy food.

(Also, I loved the cleaning video before it magically disappeared.)

Hope said...

Love your description of how to shred chicken - I have taught you well, my young apprentice.

Sharon said...

This looks good, gee maybe you should start your won Hawaiian women cooking blog...complete with stories, photography and cooking and other random stuff. I'm going to try this out.

Marianne said...

I made this last night for dinner. We had it on a salad with black beans, sour cream, tomatoes, green onions, corn, cheese, and salsa. The kids loved it. It was so good and easy. I didn't cook it in a crock pot. I just put everything in a pot and baked it on 350 for about an hour, then reduced the heat to 275 until was ready to eat it, probably another hour or so. I couldn't tell that it hadn't cooked all day in the crock pot. It was still yummy and shredded up so nicely. The kids especially liked the sweetness. I'll definitely make this again!

Sharon said...

ok, I'm making this today. Also where do you get your backgrounds? Do you upload them yourself.

Harmony said...

I think I posted this before in the comments, but I learned how to change my background from here:

Let me know if you have any questions!!! Your kids are going to love this dinner--it's so good!

Harmony said...

It passed the Marianne test, so it must be good! It would have NEVER occured to me to make in the oven--you're so stinkin' smart!

Leslie said...

Ooh I love crockpot easy! Can't wait to try.

Marianne said...

The Marianne test?? You mean, the Marianne's kids test. Patricia is still eating salad with that chicken on it. She loves it the most. I have even convinced my kids not to drink the extra sprite left over from the 6 pack I bought so I can make the chicken anytime we want. So far, they haven't touched it.

The only reason I make it in the oven is because my crock pot's all crocked out. It stopped working years ago, and I have been using the oven ever since. I am just too cheap to fork over another $50 or more for another big beautiful crockpot like I had before.

Jeanne Oliver said...

sprite...really??? I'm going to give it a try because it looks great and sounds easy.

nikki said...

this is now my husbands favorite food! thanks for the recipe


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