Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken and Cilantro Lime Rice

I've been thinking, how do I keep my recipes and cooking notes straight without having to print it all out?  I'd been wanting to keep sort of a 'cooking journal' but, again, didn't know how I could do that without spending a lot of time and money printing.  Thus, this blog will be my cooking journal.  Hopefully, it will also be a great way to share some of my favorite recipes as well as my cooking/baking triumphs and failures.  I hope you enjoy!

I love a delicious, easy, and cheap recipe and this is no exception!  It's super easy--dump it all in and let it cook all day.  Plus, the ingredients are all things I keep around anyway. 

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken
adapted from :

1 can chicken
1 can corn
1 can black beans, drained
1 jar salsa

Combine all ingredients in crock pot and cook on low about 6 hours.  Shred chicken with fork.  Serve over rice or in torillas as soft tacos.  Makes 4-6 servings. 

Amy's Notes: I used our small crock pot to cook this dish.  It barely fit in the crock pot and overflowed a bit, so I would reccommend a normal size crock pot.  I also took the lid off for about an hour or two so the chicken would thicken up a bit. 

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

Cilantro Lime Rice
adapted from:

1 cups white rice
2 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove chopped garlic

Combine the rice and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan. Set over medium-high heat.  Bring to boil, stir briefly, cover and reduce heat to low.  Let cook, covered, until water is absorbed and rice if fluffy and tender, 16-18 mins. 

While rice is cooking, combine cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, and garlic in blender or food processor.  Blend until smooth.  Stif the mixture into cooked rice and fluff with fork. 

Amy's Notes:
I must admit, I have no idea how to cook rice over the stove.  I always cook my rice in a rice cooker, so I have no advice for cooking rice.  Sorry. 
I used cilantro I had leftover from another meal that I froze.  Also, I am not a fan of my blender, so I chopped the cilantro by hand and mixed it all up with a fork in a bowl. 

Cilantro Mixture

Cilantro Lime Rice

The finished product:
And it was delicious.

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  1. That looks great! It's nice to see someone I know start a blog! :)

    I list my weekly cooking adventures on my blog too, along with other things. It's been really handy for me to look back on recipes, especially if I forgot to add them to my "cooking binder".

  2. Hey, do you drained the canned goods first or keep all the juice in the crockpot with the food?

  3. Jo: I drained the beans and the chicken, but didn't drain the corn. I would definately drain the chicken, the beans and corn are more about your preference.