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Friday, February 5, 2010

~ SANTA FE CHICKY IN CROCKPOT ~

Hi there!  I spiced things up a bit in my kitchen yesterday and discovered this recipe *ain't no Taco Bell*.  This super easy and deeply flavored chicky was a welcome treat for the bored tastebuds on a harsh and frigid night.  The sauce had fire, but the good earthy kind, not the heat kind and I guarantee you couldn't get a better meal at an authentic Mexican casa.  I followed the recipe, but used 3 breasts (was plenty), added 1 cup jar salsa, a few generous shakes of sweet chili pepper, a can of chipotle peppers in sauce (roughly chopped) and let it cook all day ~ while I stitched:)

When done I roughly shredded the chicky in the crock.  I wanted to thicken the sauce, so I used a little drizzle of cornstarch/water slurry in the crockpot, pouring a little in at a time and stirring til it thickened nicely and served over a bed of white rice. The sauce soaked into the rice and well, you can just imagine...  I could barely force myself to share even a morsel and kept telling DH if he didn't care for it that I'd make him something else and send the chicky to the freezer.   He gobbled it down.  I would not hesitate for a moment to serve this to company or take it anywhere in my trusty crock.  This was such a welcome addition to my crockpot specialties, I couldn't help but mention it here, in case any of you are looking to spice things up a bit in your own kitchen:)  

Thank you IowaGirl, you rock!  For recipe, go  HERE.
Thanks for popping in dear friends, wishing you a sweet stitchin weekend:)


Tootles, Sue

6 comments:

  1. I love that kind of dish especially with rice....hmmmm yummmmy!

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  2. MMMMmmmmmm that looks really good.

    I am getting use to the Texas cooking. I love black bean and corn salsa.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. sounds like something we will try. We love crock pot recipes!!!! And the 'original post' of this says it is a weight watchers recipe, so that is even better!

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  4. Mmmm...that does sound REALLY good, Sue. Perhaps I'll try it out for the guys when they come over for the Super Bowl... Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Yummy! I'm so going to through that in the crock pot and get some serious stitching done!

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  6. Wow, that looks tasty. I think I'll try it this week!

    Thanks Sue!

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