Recipe of the Week - Sante Fe Chicken

Sante Fe ChickenAll busy parents adore their slow cookers for the benefit of producing delicious meals without having put forth very much effort. It's easy to get stuck in a rut with a slow cooker, so this take on a shedded Mexican chicken is delicious, especially when served over cilantro lime rice!

Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken Servings: 8 24 oz (1 1/2) lbs chicken breast 14.4 oz can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies 15 oz can black beans 8 oz frozen corn 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 15oz chicken broth 3 scallions, chopped 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp cayenne pepper (to taste) salt to taste Combine chicken broth, beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, scallions, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and salt in the crock pot. Season chicken breast with salt and lay on top. Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours. Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in. Adjust salt and seasoning. Serve over rice -- see other recipe for delicious cilantro lime rice!

My take on Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice 1 cup extra long grain rice or basmati rice 1/2 lime, juice of 2 cups water 1 tsp salt 3 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro 3 tsp vegetable oil

In a small heavy pot, add rice, water, 1 tsp oil and salt. Boil on high until most of the water evaporates. When the water just skims the top of the rice, reduce to low and cover about 15 minutes. Shut off flame and keep covered an additional 5 minute.

In a medium bowl, combine chopped cilantro, lime juice, rice and remaining oil and toss until completely mixed.