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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chicken San Antonio

So I'm by no means a foodie blogger but I did make a new dish tonight that I should share because it is easy and healthy. It's loosely based on another recipe I found online but because I wanted to only use what I had on hand, it got a bit tweaked.
I'm calling it Chicken San Antonio because it's a mexican-style dish and I love San Antonio. :)

What you'll need:
Crock pot/ slow cooker
Salsa of any kind
Taco seasoning packet

Cut chicken (I used boneless, skinless breasts - 2) into strips.
Coat in mixture of 2 tbsp flour and 1/2 packet taco seasoning.
Place in bottom of crock pot.
Slice (red, green, yellow, etc) peppers and or onions -- I used a bag of frozen pre-sliced peppers and onions I bought at Trader Joes and this part was made even easier
Mix the peppers/onions with 1 - 1.5 cups of salsa and then pour over the chicken.

Cook on high 3 hours or low I'm guessing 5-6ish.
Stir it all together before serving. Easy peasy!
I tried mine after almost 3 hrs on high and it was perfectly done, if not a little salsa-heavy (I used 1.5 c).

You could eat this with hard or soft shells, over rice, etc. The original recipe called for topping it with cheese but I didn't feel the need.

For my WW friends, it was only 5 points for 3 over-stuffed hard taco's full and I myself am now stuffed, too.

Tomorrow is my WW Wednesday so I will be sure to share my results with you in the afternoon. The end of last week was UGLY but by the weekend I was back on track, partly because of all the support I found from my blaaaahglanders. :) So, thanks!


amberlee said...

I have one similar that we love!
Pur chicken, one jar of salsa, one can of black beans, and one can of corn in crockpot. 20 mins before serving, add 8oz of cream cheese. Stir until cream cheese is melted and chicken is shredded. Serve over Spanish rice or in a burrito with her favorite toppings (we add sour cream and jalapenos when we do the burritos- and Nath adds onions).

Will have to try yours now!
And p.s. Did you know Nathan is going back to San Antonio for 3 months? We're going too for part of it :)

cayce said...

Amber, yours sounds good too (minus the beans - ha) but all that cream cheese and sour cream would bust up my ww points in a heartbeat!
Call me some time! I want to call you but you are crazybusywoman.
Why San Antonio of Nathan? (I'm possibly jealous)