Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Yummy Wednesday - Cilantro Lime Chicken with Corn and Black Beans

We recently decided to try an experiment...  Hubby and I haven't been a fan of too many slow-cooker recipes in the past, but when I came across a "pin" on Pinterest for making 8 meals in a hour, that you then freeze, and cook in the slow-cooker, I thought it could be worth a try!  We've now tried 5 of them - and 3 have been delicious!  (The other 2 were good, just not favorites.)

Feel free to check out for more ideas!

So here's the latest:

Cilantro Lime Chicken with Corn and Black Beans
Photo: Yummy crockpot meal number three!  Black beans, corn, and chicken tacos.

You'll need:
1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
Juice from 2 limes
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
1 (16 oz) bag frozen corn
2 minced garlic cloves
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste
To Make: 
1.  Place all ingredients in a resealable gallon-sized freezer bag. Mix together and zip bag closed.
2.  When ready to eat, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge for 24 hours.
3.  Cook on LOW for 8 hours (or HIGH for 4 hours).
4.  Serve with tortillas and toppings such as with sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and cheese.
Makes 8 servings.
Things I am thankful for today:
1.  Celebrating Jennifer's birthday yesterday!
2.  Our staff being all together again (it's been weeks, due to vacations, holidays, and illness!).
3.  Rice Krispie treats.
4.  Good advice.
5.  Goals.
6.  Today is our nephew, Evan's, birthday!
7.  Getting a lot done.
8.  Meeting with my 9th grade Confirmands - they make me laugh!
9.  Peppermint Joe-Joes from Trader Joe's.
10.  Going to bed early....

QotD:  Was today typical?  Why or why not?  Yep...  I'd say so.  Work, work, work.  The only non-typical part was going to bed at 10:15pm.  :)

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