Two very good things happened today. One, I finally found my camera battery charger and charged the battery for my camera. Two, I made an awesome dinner.
The dinner made me happiest since it was extremely easy, delicious, and took hardly any work at dinner time. In short, it was my favorite kind of dinner.
To make this I used my handy dandy crockpot. My mom used to use her crockpot all the time and I always thought it was so silly and just did not see the point in cooking that way. I see the light now though because I LOVE MY CROCKPOT. It brings me delicious dinners like this one with hardly any work.
It’s so awesome to walk into the house at dinner time (post JuJu walk) and realize I don’t have to do anything but heat up some rice. Crockpots are aaaaaaaamazing.
Anyway, on to the super easy recipe. Here’s what I did.
Crockpot Chicken & Ro-Tel Recipe
- Two chicken breasts at the bottom of the crockpot.
- Pour in 1 can of Ro-Tel, 1 can of red kidney beans drained, 1/2 can of water.
- Add frozen spinach portions (2), and a half cup of frozen diced onions.
- Add spices to top including chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper.
- Stir together the sauce and items on top to mix. Make sure it covers the chicken.
- Cook on high for 6 hours.
- Use a fork to shred the chicken (should be super easy) and mix everything together.
- Serve over rice for a yummy meal!
Yeah I don’t cook in precise measurements so you have to adjust seasonings and stuff to your own liking. But isn’t that what makes cooking fun?
I really enjoyed it. It was a little watery/runny at the end but that worked out okay since I ate it over brown rice and a strainer eliminates most of it.
The sodium overall is high because Rotel is a sodium bomb, but my 1/4 serving size plus rice ended up being 585 mg sodium (and 463 calories). I wanted to use salsa but only had Rotel handy so that’s what happened but you could just as easily use salsa to make it healthier and use less sodium. Either way will be tasty.
I’ve been using my crockpot a lot more lately to make meals like this. It’s super easy, cleanup is better than having six pans, and a lot of the crockpot creations are so delicious. I totally get now why my mom used hers so much!
If you don’t have a crockpot of your own I recommend either of the following:
Crockpots make cooking and life easier! Enjoy!