Thursday, January 24, 2013

Crock Pot Southwest Cilantro Lime Chicken


Crock Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken Fajitas

In the midst of our busy schedules, who doesn't love a crock pot meal? However, somewhere down the line, slow cooker meals became associated with heavy, high calorie cream soups, tough red meats, and heavy starches.   This quick, delicious meal provides the ease of the slow cooker with low calorie ingredients for a fantastic weeknight meal that will make everyone happy.  

Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
4 Tbsp lime juice (2 limes)
1 Tbsp The Delicious Dietitian Red Muscadine Vinegar
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
2 cups frozen corn 
2 minced garlic cloves 
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed well 
1 Tbsp The Delicious Dietitian Southwest Blend  

Directions: 
Place all ingredients in a 6-8 quart slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours (or high for 4 hours).  

Or

Place all ingredients in a resealable gallon-sized freezer bag. Mix together and zip bag closed.  Freeze for up to 6 months.  

When ready to eat, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Cook on LOW for 8 hours (or HIGH for 4 hours). 

Serve as fajitas with tortillas and toppings (light sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, guacamole, salsa, and cheese, or serve as a salad over a bed of mixed greens with toppings.  

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