Foodie Friday ~ Fiesta Chicken

Last weekend, my boyfriend made dinner for us. Note: this is a regular occurrence as he happens to be a fantastic cook and I am more than happy to step aside and let him do his thing. Plus, ladies, let’s be real here, a man that cooks is ridiculously sexy.

Ok, ok, enough distractions.

The meal in question happened to be one of his favorite go-to’s for a midweek healthy and filling meal. And let me tell you — it was delicious. And simple too. The meal consisted of a simple pan seared chicken breast and a combination of tomatoes, onions, and black beans heated up in a skillet and then topped with a couple of cracked eggs and finished in the broiler.

Sounds pretty tasty, eh?

Fast forward a couple of days and I thought to myself, yeah I could totally make that. This thought was quickly followed up by the thought that I am still lazy through the effort of all of that during the week once I have come a long day of work and a full workout. Trust me people, my laziness when it comes to cooking knows no bounds.

Fortunately, I had a third, and quite brilliant thought – I could tooooooootally make this in a crockpot, and as we all know, crockpots are a lazy cook’s best friend. I further modified it by using salsa – I mean who wants to go through the trouble of chopping tomatoes and onions?! Again, my laziness knows no bounds. This also gave the chicken a really good and zesty flavor, and thus I have accordingly named this dish fiesta chicken.

This dish is beyond easy and has an amazing flavor. If you’re feeling sassy, which I constantly am, you can toss in some red pepper flakes as well. Once it has been in the crockpot long enough, simply shred the chicken and allow it to sit in the crockpot another hour our so to really absorb the flavors.

That’s pretty much it folks. You can use this in a wrap, serve it over rice, fry a couple eggs and put them on top and you’ve got a protein packed meal perfect for the week. Also, for those of you who actually care about the Super Bowl, this would be fantastic with nachos.

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  1. 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast

  2. 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

  3. 2 cups salsa

  4. Red pepper flakes to taste (optional)

Directions:

  1. Put chicken, salsa, and red pepper flakes in the crockpot. Place crockpot on high.

  2. Live your life for 4 hours and let the crockpot do it’s thang. Alternatively, you can turn the crockpot on low and allow the chicken to remain in the pot for 6-8 hours for even MORE life living.

  3. Shred chicken and stir in black beans. Turn crockpot to warm for another 30 minutes to an hour. Serve over brown rice, use in a wrap etc etc.

Get Fit For It,

Beth

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