Black bean Chicken (Crock Pot)

I know I’m posting a lot of recipes lately but the reason is I’m so completely bored with the same menu I’ve had for the past 3 years.  I am actually feeling motivated to try new things and, so far, Burger Bacon Meatloaf (what was I THINKING?!?) has been the only epic failure of the new batch.

Because the months of September and October include three nights of soccer each week, I am using my Crock Pot on those nights.  This particular meal was AWESOME. Simple, inexpensive, and SO tasty:

Ingredients:
4-5 boneless chicken breasts
1 (15 1/2 ounce) can black beans
1 (15 ounce) can corn
1 (15 ounce) jar salsa, any kind
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

Directions:

  1. Take 4-5 frozen, yes, frozen, boneless, skinless chicken breasts and put into crock pot.
  2. Add 1 can of black beans, drained, 1 jar of salsa, and 1 can of corn, drained.
  3. Keep in crock pot on high 4-5 hours or until chicken is cooked.
  4. Add 1 package of cream cheese (just throw it on top) and let set for about 1/2 hour.
  5. All done and enjoy!
I think I found this recipe here.

I have to say, I cooked this a little differently because I wasn’t going to be home and ready to eat at the 4-5 hour mark.  I cooked it on low for 4 hours, put the cream cheese on top and cooked on low 2 more hours.  PERFECT.

The awesome conversation that was started over the “Pesto Cavatappi” dinner was continued… the boys loved this meal and thought I should start a restaurant. Bailey’s going to set up a table in the back yard and sell food to people who drive by. I guess he’ll cut down the fence or pass food through… not sure about that. Anyway, after being very efficient yet not very creative for a few years, it’s fun to finally feel inspired to try new things. It’s more fun to get compliments from the people who are willing to be brutally honest.

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One Response to Black bean Chicken (Crock Pot)

  1. Ashea says:

    Jennifer……..This was wonderful!!!! My girls had 2 helpings each. Thanks so much for posting!!!
    Ashea

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