Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Iced Coffee & Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken


I am attempting a new recipe for tonight’s dinner.
My friend Mandy, who made this last week, said it was super yummy.
It’s also very healthy.  Major bonus.
It’s also easy.
My very favorite part. 
Especially when I am on day 5 of 7 that I am husbandless.
It’s been an interesting few days without Steve around. 
He helps me out so much around here so I have had to pick up the slack in the dishes, laundry, dog walking, night time prayers, teeth brushing and other Daddy departments.

I have so much respect for Moms that have traveling husbands.  I could never do it.
Although, I do feel very accomplished knowing that I am running this household,  that is filled with eight kids daily, all by myself.   The iced coffee drink I developed has really come in handy I might add.
Here is that recipe in case you were thirsty today.

Marta’s Iced Coffee:
1/2 cup strong coffee that has been refrigerated for several hours
1/2 - 1 cup of Vanilla Almond Milk
A splash of sugar free vanilla syrup
Big Handful of Ice

Combine all in a shaker and shake like crazy.

And here is what’s for dinner tonight…

Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken


1.5 lb chicken (I used three small breasts)
14.4 oz can of diced tomatoes
15 oz can of black beans
8 oz bag of frozen corn
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (or 2 tsp of dried)
14.4 oz can chicken broth
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
salt to taste

Combine all ingredients, except chicken, in crock pot.
Season chicken with salt and lay on top of well mixed ingredients.

Cook on low for 10 hours or high for 6 hours.

30 minutes before serving, remove chicken and shred.
Return chicken and stir in.

That’s it!  So easy.

You can also sprinkle cheese on top if you’d like.
Serve plain or over rice.

*1 cup= 190 calories, 1.5 g fat, 5.6 g fiber and 21 g protein.



Wendy said...

Mmmm, sounds YUMMY ~ both the chicken AND the coffee =)

Tanya said...

YUM! I love that chicken idea and so healthy! I'm going to try it :)
I don't know how you do it with 8 kids...I KNOW I've said it before, but I really don't.
I'm moving back to my hometown ~ YAY!! And I'm going to do daycare for my two nieces and then my two preschoolers. I'll only have half the amount of kids you deal with everyday but I'm pretty excited about it!
Can't wait to be in the same city as my sisters again :)

Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

Sounds delish! :) I'm cooking up a crock pot pasta dish right now!

ragamuffinbeauties said...

Yum & Yum...keep the recipes coming girl! Psst I've made your Cheesy Chicken Soup TWICE since you posted is now a Haus of Carlisle favorite too. And, so sweet..Bella asked to see a pic of you after I told her the initials and soup recipe are the same friend, so I showed her your FB pic...and she says, "Wow Momma she is beautiful." XO


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