Cooking can be easy. My Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken takes like 2 minutes to put together.Jump to Recipe
I never do anything easy when it comes to cooking. What am I, a martyr? I am sick – I truly love the process. With that said, it is so nice to find some easy to prepare meals. This recipe is the perfect weeknight meal for the busy family. Before I explain how easy it comes together, let me share that I made this chicken dish to address different dietary needs in the group we entertained.
The key for me was that all I did was change the protein. All of the components that went into the bowl stayed the same. I also made salmon version for our PESCATARIAN audience – one who only eats fish and no other meat. My last post showed my BEEF BARBACOA BOWL. There was a fair bit more steps and ingredients put into the beef dish. For my chicken recipe, I added four spices, chicken base and salsa to the chicken. Placed in the slow cooker and let the slow cooker do its thing. Once finished, I took two forks and shredded the chicken. That was it!
So let me spend a little more time hear describing the rest of the bowl ingredients. I made pickled red onions by slicing the onions and add red wine vinegar, a little apple cider vinegar, water, sugar and salt to a bowl. Let this go for 30 – 60 minutes. I made yellow rice on the stove top with red peppers and jalapenos. Turmeric makes it yellow. I also did up some black beans and added a creamy cole slaw. The final touch was an adobo aioli which is basically adobos in sauce mixed with homemade mayo.
Making the slow cooker chicken.
The Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Bowl plated.
Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Bowl
Reusing side ingredients really simplified entertaining as it did for me in my Mexican fiesta including this Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Bowl.
- 8 Whole Chicken breasts
- 24 Ounces Salsa Casera
- 1 Tbsp Chicken base
- 1 Tbsp Chili Lime powder
- 2 Tsp Ancho chili powder
- 2 Tsp Chili powder
- 2 Tsp Garlic powder
I wish I could make these directions difficult. Put all the ingredients into your slow cooker. Set on low and cook for 4 – 6 hours. When the cooking is complete, Shred the chicken with two forks. Add to a bowl with the rice and the sides and enjoy!
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