Sante Fe Chicken

I love putting this protein packed, CHEAP and delicious dish in the slow cooker first thing in the morning and then letting my house smell totally amazing all day long. Charlotte Jane picks out all of the black beans and eats them separately as they are her current favorite food of all time. Jack picks them out and tries to pretend like he never saw them while lavishing his attention on the corn and rice. Everyone finds something to like about this dish… except for Matt, who loves everything about it.

To make it, you will need:

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breast (frozen or defrosted. I put it in frozen… One less step.)
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans black beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 cup reduced sodium vegetable broth (you can use chicken if you prefer)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  •  2 ish tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • salt to taste

In a skillet. saute onion, garlic and pepper in either 1 TBSP olive oil or 1 splash of vegetable broth for a few minutes. Add that to the rest of the ingredients in the crock pot. Put on low for 10 hours. Half hour before you eat it, take the chicken out and shred it. Add back in crockpot for the last few minutes.

Serve over brown rice or wrapped in tortillas! I also like to put a little shredded cheddar or plain greek yogurt over mine. Delicious!


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