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Monday, February 11, 2008


(I'm stepping on the recipe blog bandwagon here. Watch out!)

One of my goals when I started teaching (was that August? Yikes!) was to start using my crock pot for dinners. Well...February rolls around and I finally (!) take out the crock pot. Tonight was a Mexican Chicken. It was great, Troy and Archer both liked it as well.

This is probably the easiest thing I ever made.
3 steps:

1. Put boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used 3 for my family of 3) in crock pot. Pour salsa over it (I used more than the 16 ounces asked for in the original recipe).

2. Cook on low for about 6 hours.

3. Take the chicken out - put on plate. I put it in the oven to keep warm.
Add 2-3 cups instant rice to salsa and cook for 20 - 30 minutes. DONE!!!!

I bought the book, Fix It and Forget It 5 Ingredient Favorites, at the Lynden Pioneer Museum gift shop a few weeks ago. I marked a few recipes I thought my family may enjoy. I tend to change every recipe just a bit, even prior to changing it. Sometimes it works - sometimes I should just stick to the recipe. Luckily this time it worked!

I also came across a blog called A Year of CrockPotting where the woman's goal is to make a crock pot meal every day for a year. She writes about each experience including the recipe (handy) and her honest opinion of how the dish turned out. Some worked, others didn't - she lets you know!

Happy Cooking!


  1. I see nothing but the title, "dinner." Am I missing something?

  2. OK, now I actually see something. I'm glad it's not me losing my mind ... just you! :)

  3. Ooooooh, that one looks good. I just might have to try it. I like how you add the rice at the end.

  4. hey! How come I've never heard of that recipe? It sounds like a keeper--I wonder what would happen if you put in brown rice the whole time?
    (I have a hard time not screwing with recipes, too. ;-) )

    thanks for the link---I'm having a ton of fun so far.

  5. Looks good Jerrie! I bet the Safeway peach salsa would be good too. Thanks for the store plug! Looking forward to our shopping day tomorrow, I mean work day tomorrow...

  6. Oooohh! Yummy! I'm going to have to see if I can find that book in these here parts. Looks like something that is perfect for me and my lack of cooking skillz!

    Thanks for the link to the crockpot blog, too! Just browsing at a few pages, I've already seen some stuff I want to try! My family will thank you too if we can get out of our "same thing every week" dinner rut!

  7. Wahoooo, that looks so easy! Spring is just around the corner and I'll be busy, this will be perfect for those days when I'm outside 'til dark. Thanks!


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