Sunday, January 8, 2012

Pinterest...It's What's For Dinner!

On Saturday morning I was browsing Pinterest.
I wanted a simple crock pot recipe for chicken.
I wasn't feeling well.  I had thawed out chicken.  Had to cook it. 
But didn't want to exert a lot of effort!
Ever have those days??
I came across this pin for Cilantro Lime Crock Pot Chicken:

Source: pipandebby.com via Sarah on Pinterest



I checked my pantry and, sure enough, I had the ingredients...
pretty much.
I had bone-in skin-on chicken breasts, not boneless skinless.
I had dried cilantro, not fresh.
I had lime juice in a bottle, not a fresh lime.
Well, that worked for me so here is my version of this recipe!

Easy Delicious Cilantro Lime Crockpot Chicken:

So so nice to have a Kindle Fire to put on the counter for easy access to the recipe!!


Aside from the chicken, here's what you'll need:

A 24 oz jar of your favorite salsa.  I had a club-size bottle, so I measured out 24 oz.

The original recipe calls for the juice of 1 lime.  I did not have one, so I added 1 tbsp of "Realime" lime juice.

Instead of fresh cilantro {because I had none}, I used not quite 1/4 cup of dried cilantro.

Add 1 pouch of your favorite taco seasoning.

Blend everything together in your crock pot.

Throw in a package of boneless skinless chicken breasts.
{mine were bone-in skin-on, so I de-boned and de-skinned them before putting them in}

Cover the chicken with the salsa mixture.

Set the crock pot to low for 6 hours.
{about 4.5 or 5 hours in, I put it on warm}

Towards the end, I threw some white rice into my rice cooker.

Chicken is ready!

Serve the chicken over rice and top with the salsa mixture.
Not photographed: I then put some tortilla chips on the side and topped with some of the salsa mixture.  I added a generous amount of shredded "Mexican" blend cheese as well as dollop of sour cream!


This was so good that this post was supposed to go up Monday but I couldn't wait to share it with you!!

And before you say aren't you starting a fast??  Well, yes I am...it starts at sundown tonight.  This is not a Daniel Fast recipe, that's for sure.  And I enjoyed every bit of it!

Enjoy!
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