Tuesday, March 31, 2015

21 Day Fix Recipe: Slow-Cooker Creamy Mexican Chicken

I just made this one yesterday for our dinner, and it was DELICIOUS and 100% family-approved! 

I had found a lot of similar recipes online for a dish like this, but they all included cream cheese.  I simply added my own twist, with some extra vegetables, a homemade "taco seasoning", and a little plain Greek yogurt for creaminess. 

Give it a try!  You won't be sorry. 



Easy Slow-Cooked Creamy Mexican Chicken

Ingredients:
  • 4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts (may be frozen)
  • 15 oz. can black beans, drained
  • 7 oz. canned chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 bell peppers, chopped
  • 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 red container plain Greek yogurt
  • Fresh cilantro
Add chicken breasts to slow-cooker.  Top with remaining ingredients, except for Greek yogurt and fresh cilantro.



Cook on low for 8 hours, until chicken breasts begin to fall apart easily.

Remove chicken and shred. Add back to crockpot. Add Greek yogurt, cover and continue to cook on low for 30 minutes.  Stir well, top with fresh cilantro.

Serve with tortillas, or over quinoa or rice.  Top with avocado or cheese with your blue container!

(21 Day Fixers:  This makes 6 servings, and each serving counts as 1 red, 1 green, 1/2 a purple, and 1 yellow.  Count additional "yellows" for tortillas and/or rice and quinoa.)

Thanks for reading.  I would love to hear from you in the comments below, if you do try this one! 

ALL THE BEST,

53 comments:

  1. How much yogurt is one red container? Not doing 21 Day Fix. Thanks for the great recipe.

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  2. I can't say -- it is copyrighted info. You can likely Google it for a general idea. :-)

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  3. What color container did you use for the portion size to eat?

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    1. I just divided it into 6 servings. :-)

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    2. How are the ounces copyrighted?

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  4. Are you considering tomatoes as purple instead of green?

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    1. I am. Fresh tomatoes are a green. But, I *think* that canned tomatoes and salsas are counted as a purple. Use your own judgment -- good luck! :-)

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  5. Hi! I'm not a big fan of greek yogurt. Can you taste it a lot in the recipe? Also, what in the recipe makes up a purple container? Thanks!

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  6. Hi Jamie! I didn't notice the Greek yogurt taste in the recipe myself. See the comment above for my views on canned tomatoes and salsas. Use your own judgment. Enjoy!

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  7. Hi there, I love this recipe and want to make it. Do you know how many lbs your chicken is- i'm not sure how to calculate the right amount and don't want to go over my containers. thanks!!

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    1. I don't. I just used small chicken breasts. I'm sorry - good luck!

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    2. thanks, I made this and it didn't come out as creamy as your photo. it's still good but more watery than creamy.

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  8. This was fabulous. I made it to eat for lunch all week!!

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  9. Do you know if this freezes well??

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    1. I haven't frozen it yet, but I don't see why not!

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  11. I made this last night and did high for 3 hours ot was fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I just divide the whole recipe into 6 servings. Hope that helps! :-)

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  13. This was SO GOOD! For me, the chicken was done in about 7.5 hours. I made guac and shredded some cheese on top as well, which made it even more delicious! It didn't even seem like I was following my 21 day fix diet! It will make perfect leftovers. Will definitely make again :)

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for leaving a comment! :-)

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  14. I think this is good recipe for my coming weekend. I like to try it for tomorrow lunch. Thank for this delicious recipe.

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  15. I made this today and it was awesome! Even my 18 month old gobbled up two servings :) Thanks for the recipe, it's definitely a keeper.

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  16. I just started hammer and chisel and feel like I hit a gold mine with your website! Thank you, can't wait to try this

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  17. You say you divided it into 6 servings. Which is what? one cup? 3/4 of a cup???

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    1. I just took the whole recipe and divided it into 6 equally-sized servings. Hope that helps!

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  18. Hi.....I just made your recipe but I was wondering...why does it count for 1/2 purple?....I don't see any fruit in it :/...
    Thanks

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  19. I am not doing the 21 day fix. About how much Greek yogurt does it use

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  20. I am not doing the 21 day fix. About how much Greek yogurt does it use

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  21. We allergic to dairy products. Any suggestions for a replacement of the greek yogurt?

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  23. I'm making this tonight and thought the actual serving size would be extremely helpful. I separated it into 6 equal servings and measured one and it comes to a little over 1 and 1/4 cups. I would stick with that to be safe! Smells delicious in my house, can't wait for supper!!

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  24. I'm making this tonight and thought the actual serving size would be extremely helpful. I separated it into 6 equal servings and measured one and it comes to a little over 1 and 1/4 cups. I would stick with that to be safe! Smells delicious in my house, can't wait for supper!!

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  25. DELICIOUS! Your recipe helped me to believe I could do 21 day fix, so thank you!

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    1. You are very welcome! Good luck! If you need any help, let me know!

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  33. hey there! i'm wondering how this would work with ground turkey instead of chicken - i already have a chicken dish on deck for this week but i've never done ground turkey in the slow cooker...thoughts? thanks!

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