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Friday, April 27, 2012

Crock Pot Chicken Meals – 5 on Friday

We recently found a great deal on chicken breasts at our local Savemart/Lucky's stores.  Each friday through May 25th you can get chicken breast for $1.49 a pound.    That is a great deal!!!

So for 5 on Friday I found some wonderful chicken recipes that are made in the crock pot.  So not only do we get great meals for a great price but we save time and money!!!!  Now that is my kind of meals.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic  Chicken Fiesta with Black Beans

  • 3-4 boneless chicken breasts (I like to use the tenders, as they break apart easily while cooking)
  • 15 oz. corn, drained
  • 15, oz black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tbs. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • onion, sliced
  • green pepper, sliced
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  1. Combine all the ingredients in the slow cooker and mix well.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
  3. Garnish with cheese and serve over cornbread or in tortillas.
smoky chipotle chicken tacos done     Smoky Chipotle Chicken Tacos
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts – about 1 1/2 lbs.
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 can Fire Roasted diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped (not the whole can, just 1 pepper)
  • 1/4 tsp. liquid smoke
  • flour tortillas
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • lettuce, chopped
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
  3. Serve in tortillas with cheese and lettuce, if desired.

   Chicken Enchilada Soup Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs. chicken tenders
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans tomatoes with diced green chilis
  • 1 can cream style corn
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cans enchilada sauce
  • 3 cups milk
Place chicken in bottom of the slow cooker. I used frozen chicken and did not thaw it. Add all other ingredients except cream soup, enchilada sauce and milk. Stir those last 3 ingredients together and pour over others in slow cooker. Cook on high for 6 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
Top with shredded pepper jack cheese and serve with tortilla chips.
In the doubled recipe, the 2 cans of tomatoes with green chilies gave the soup a nice kick. We liked that much heat, even the kids, but if your family doesn’t then substitute a can of diced tomatoes for 1 can of tomatoes with green chilies.
This made enough for my family of 6 to have dinner twice. I froze the leftovers for the second meal.

sunday chicken dinner in slow cooker done  Sunday Chicken Dinner
  • 2-3 lbs. chicken (boneless or with bones)
  • 2 cups potatoes, chopped
  • 4-5 carrots, chopped
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cups (or 1 can) of chicken broth
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • salt and pepper
  1. Place the chicken on the bottom of the crockpot.
  2. Put the veggies on top of the chicken.
  3. Stir the broth and soup together with the salt and pepper. Pour over the veggies and chicken. Cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
  4. You can thicken the broth to make gravy. Remove the chicken and veggies from the pot. Turn the heat to high.
  5. In a container with a tight fitting lid, add several Tbs. of flour. Add some water and shake to make a thick paste. You want it to pour, but still be thick.
  6. Slowly whisk the flour mixture into the broth.
  7. Cook several more minutes till thick.


Crockpot Cantonese Sweet and Sour Chicken  Cantonese Sweet and Sour Chicken

  • 2 lbs. of chicken (I used chicken tenders because they were on sale. I did not use the whole bag)
  • small onion, sliced
  • red pepper, sliced
  • green pepper, sliced
  • 20 oz can pineapple
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 Tbs. cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbs. soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  1. Put the chicken, onion and peppers in the crockpot. I added my chicken frozen.
  2. Drain the can of pineapple. Set the pineapple chunks aside for later.
  3. Mix the juice with the rest of the ingredients and pour over the chicken.
  4. Cook on low for 7-9 hours or high for about 4-5 hours.
  5. A bit before serving add the pineapple chunks.
  6. Serve over rice.

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  5 on Friday

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