Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mouth-watering Wednesday

Okay, I don't know if that blog post is quite accurate, but I wanted to start sharing some more recipes and can't figure out a way to do it or when, so maybe "mouth-watering Wednesdays" will be my recipe sharing day.  What do you think? 

So, like I have mentioned before, I am so "not a gourmet" cook--so much a "simple and easy" cook.  I love crock pot recipes that I can just throw everything in during the morning and then take it out ready to eat in the evening.  That is a lot of my cooking style and recipes.  So, if you are looking for gourmet and complex, this is not the place to be :)  Simple and easy is my motto, and I don't make up my own recipes.  I usually get them from somewhere else, so if  I know where I got them, then I will share that too, but I will only share what my family of 6 likes a lot and what we make often.  Enjoy!

Creamy Black Bean Chicken

In your crock pot place 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (it is fine if they are frozen, how easy is that?)
1 can corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained
2 cups salsa

Cook on low for 6-7 hours or however long you need (high for 4 hours), about 30 minutes before you serve take out the chicken and shred it, add it back in, stir it around and then drain the excess liquid off, then you have either one of 2 choices. . .

1.  Add in one 8 oz package of cream cheese (1/3 reduced fat works great too), cubed, stir until starts to melt, put lid back on for 30 minutes then serve over rice or in tortillas with cheese on top


2.  Add in 1 cup sour cream (low fat or fat free works good) and 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese and let warm, then serve over rice or in a tortilla with more cheese on top :)

Option #1 I got from my sister-in-law
Option #2 I got from 365 Days of Slow Cooking a great crock pot website to check out if you like simple, quick, and easy crock pot recipes.  It is a favorite of mine.

This also freezes really well.  It makes a lot, so freeze whatever you don't use and have it for dinner another day.

Happy Eating!


  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOve my crock pot! it is honestly my best friend...especially on days when we have busy evenings. Excited to try out this recipe!

  2. Oh, Jen - I am so far behind in your blog. Now I have 2 of your meals for my menu next week! Yay!