Chicken with some Mexican flair

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mexican chicken-hSpring break has started here in my part of the world and I know everyone’s calendar is booked solid wth super fun activities with the kids, & making a super delicious slow cooker meal is a perfect option for this week (or any week)…plus check back tomorrow for a 2nd round recipe using this slow cooker chicken.

It is no secret that I love the slow cooker as I am sure many of you do as well, but this mexican chicken is a new favorite for sure.  It is loaded with tons of flavor but it has just a few ingredients, many of which you probably have on hand.  

To keep it nice and lean I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts and then loaded them up with seasonings such as chili powder, cumin and garlic powder but the best part of the recipe is all the flavor the tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel tomatoes) adds.  Not only is it all the liquid you need, but it gives the chicken so much flavor without any added fat or calories really making this a great dish for everyone.  If you are not a fan of Rotel tomatoes feel free to use diced tomatoes and a can of green chilies or 2 cans of diced tomatoes 2 can of green chilies…whatever you prefer.

Serves 1/2 - 3/4 cup

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

Tender chicken cooked all day in a slow cooker with all your favorite Mexican flavors making this a perfect chicken for your favorite enchiladas, burritos or tacos

5 minPrep Time

6 hrCook Time

6 hr, 5 Total Time

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Ingredients

2 lbs lean boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground cumin
10 oz Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
Fresh chopped cilantro (optional)

Directions

Place chicken breasts in the bowl of a slow cooker
Sprinkle withs seasonings
Pour roter tomatoes over chicken
Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours, or until chicken is falling apart
Remove chicken breasts and shred then return to the slow cooker and let cook for an additional 30 minutes to let all the flavors come together
Top with fresh cilantro (if using)
Serve and Enjoy!!

Notes

Each serving (1/2 - 3/4 cup) is 2 WW Smart Points

Nutritional Info

Calories 126 Calories from Fat 11 Total Fat 1.3g Trans Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 66mg Sodium 740mg Potassium 535mg Total Carbohydrates 2.9g Dietary Fiber 0.8g Sugars 1.1g Protein 24.9g Vitamin A 7% - Vitamin C 6% - Calcium 3% - Iron 5% Nutrition Grade C+

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The beauty of this chicken is you can use it the night you cook it in your favorite tortilla soup (such as this recipe) or in tacos, hard or soft, or on a salad with a great cilantro dressing with fresh sliced avocados.  The Hubby and I ate it with some black beans and this Mexican rice the first night and then skinny smothered burritos (check back tomorrow for the recipe)…both of which were so yummy!! You can also freeze the leftovers making for a great mid week quick fix dinner.

Trust me this chicken is a perfect skinny dish that you can use in a ton of dishes without added guilt, making it a perfect slow cooker dish that everyone is sure to love.

Make everyday sparkle – MJ


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