Slow cookin' chicken

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

This is chicken.

Not just chicken.
2 breasts of chicken and one pack of chicken thighs in a crock pot.
A crock pot with 2 oranges (squeezed and cut in half), 2 limes (squeezed and cut in half), a sliced onion, red pepper and green pepper.

And a handful of chopped cilantro, a package of taco seasoning and...
and...gosh, I hope that's all.
It's been so long since I made it, I can't remember.
And all that deliciousness turns into more than just raw meat and fruit when you put it on low for 10 hours or high for 4-6 (or whatever your crock pot tells you it wants to do.) Your crock pot is in charge and you should let it. How often does someone come along and say, "Hey, I know you're really busy and I'd like to lighten your load, let you put your feet up, make someone else do the work for a change." I know you know the answer to that.

Once you're done ogling at your superhero crock pot, drain most of the liquid

(save about 1/2 cup), and discard the fruit skins, bones, etc.

Shred the chicken with forks, or some nifty shredding tool, if they make one and you possess it.

Store the chicken and veggies with the leftover liquid until you're ready to put it on salad, burritos, tacos, a fork, chili, a spoon, chips for nachos, your hand, get the idea.

I made this for an annual "Christmas dinner" we have with our dear fam friends every year. It served about 10-12 people for burritos.
Cut the recipe in half by using one orange, lime, half of the other veggies, half the seasoning packet and some combo of either just 4 chicken breasts, 1 breast with 1/2 pack of thighs, get the idea.


Wendy Hays said...

DROOLING over this and making it this week. YUM!

Wendy Hays said...

Hmm....what about adding tequila? =)

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