You guys have some seriously good recipes out there! I wanted to spend a few posts getting and compiling some good recipes covering different topics. This week I wanted to do Chicken and Crock Pots! I have a bunch of frozen chicken and I am trying to get back to school all together so I am really busy, I want to stick something in the crock pot in the morning and have it done when I get home. We also have company coming over tonight and so is it possible to serve a crock pot dish to company?
One of my kids favorite chicken croc pot recipes is for Chicken Taco Soup. I struggle with having soup in the summer time but the kids don’t care and if they eat something without complaining I am in!
This recipe feeds my family for under $1 a person. I substitute apple juice for the beer.
Chicken Taco Soup (From All Recipes)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans
- 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer
- 2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
- 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning
- 3 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)
- sour cream (optional)
- crushed tortilla chips (optional)
- Place the onion, chili beans, black beans, corn, tomato sauce, beer, and diced tomatoes in a slow cooker. Add taco seasoning, and stir to blend. Lay chicken breasts on top of the mixture, pressing down slightly until just covered by the other ingredients. Set slow cooker for low heat, cover, and cook for 5 hours.
- Remove chicken breasts from the soup, and allow to cool long enough to be handled. Stir the shredded chicken back into the soup, and continue cooking for 2 hours. Serve topped with shredded Cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips, if desired.
Now, this is one of my favorite things to do with a chicken in a crock pot, it turns out awesome and is cheap!
How to cook a rotisserie chicken in your crock pot:
First thing to do is clean the chicken and get all the gunk out of the inside. Then crunch up several sheets of foil to make foil balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place foil balls in slow cooker to cover bottom. You do NOT want the chicken to touch the bottom and sit in the juices. People use potatoes also for this, but I think they get too soft. After you clean the chicken out and wash it off, make sure it is dry and place in the crock pot. Cover it with spices, a lot of them! I use Lowery’s, paprika, and garlic powder. Then cook covered, for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. There is no need to open the lid to check on it during cooking. Now you have your own rotisserie chicken!