You simply can’t go wrong with chicken, but I think it is as equally easy to routinely prepare it the same way every time. I’m always looking for new ways to jazz up chicken dishes and this is one of them. The ingredients are healthy, and the preparation is so simple, you can make this several hours in advance. This is one of our “Time Saver” recipes and it has a very mild mix of flavors with a southwestern flare. I usually serve this over rice (see recipe for Mexican Rice) but if you are watching your carbs, it makes a warm and hearty soup all by itself! An additional can of chicken broth may be added for a soup.*
Southwest Santa Fe Chicken
2-3 large chicken breasts 1 ¼ to 1 ½ lbs.
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 15oz. can black beans (rinsed & drained)
1 8 oz. bag frozen corn
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 14.5 oz. can fat free chicken broth *
3 green onions chopped
5 tsp. The Zesty Moose Twigs n’ Stix Southwest Seasoning. Plus additional seasoning for chicken preparation (see below)
1 ½ C. Rice (optional)
Drizzle olive oil and lightly season both sides of chicken using the Twigs n’ Stix Southwest Seasoning.
Cover and bake in the oven for 2 hours at 250 degrees. Let chicken cool completely.
Using two; forks shred the chicken.
Combine all ingredients into a slow cooker and add 5 tsp. of Southwest Seasoning. Cook on high heat for 2 ½ hrs. Serve over rice or add crushed tortilla chips for a tasty soup!
Yield: 6 servings
Total Time: 5 Hours
Prep Time: 30 Min.
Cook Time: 4 1/2 Hours