Monday, May 31, 2010

Rotel Crock Pot Chicken - Stephanie's Version

My husband is a very picky eater.  He grew up in a family where if you said you didn't like something you had to eat the entire bowl of it, it was not an environment that was conducive to experimenting with different foods or trying new things.  I think that it was has made him so paticular about what he eats.  Over the past few years I have been able to push him outside of his comfort zone here and there when it comes to food, but not too often and not without a fight.  The bad thing is that this plays a part in what recipes I can and can not fix, since there are recipes that I just can not tweak enough to get him to eat.  In the past I have created seperate dishes for us, but that's just too much work!  This week I found Amber's recipe for Rotel Crock Pot Chicken, and knew I really wanted to try it but I knew there was no way he would do the black beans or avacados.  Luckily, this recipe was easy enough for me to tweak to his liking.

I have increased the recipe to feed our family of six plus have leftovers.  If you do not need as much simply cut the recipe in half.

Ingredients:

6-8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cans Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles
1 small onion diced
2/3 cup water
2 packets of taco seasoning
fajita shells

Directions:

1.  Place thawed chicken breasts in the bottom of your crockpot.

2.  Mix together Rotel, onion, water, and taco seasoning.

3.  Pour the Rotel mixture over top of the chicken.

4.  Cook on low for 8 hours.

5.  Remove chicken breasts from crockpot and shred.  Place chicken back into crockpot and stir.

6.  Serve on fajita shells, and top with your favorite fajita toppings, we use cheese and sour cream. 

I ended up not eating mine on fajita shells instead I put the chicken in the bottom of a bowl, topped it with cheese (which melted) sour cream, and black olives.  It was delicious that way!

I am linking this recipe to:



Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays at Blessed With Grace

8 comments:

  1. This sounds simple and delicious - perfect for our family! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Love easy but tasty sounding recipes like this. Thanks!

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  3. Oh, yum! This sounds delish! I'm looking for more slow cooker recipes for the summer, too!

    Thank you for sharing! Have a great day!
    Sherry

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  4. Yay and I can tweak the recipe again for my picky husband by skipping the onions. Happy Tuesday!

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  5. Sounds really good! I love an easy slow cooker recipe, and this one sounds like a winner. - www.delightfulcountrycookin.com

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  6. Sounds like a recipe my family would love! Thanks for linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

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  7. I can see why your husband liked this ~ really sounds good! I like slow cooker meals and am always looking for new things to try. Thanks for posting!

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