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Crockpot Enchilada Chicken

Oh the crockpot, what a love. Okay, okay-but it is an awesome piece of kitchen equipment I have to say. Since I started working full-time this past summer I have not been in the kitchen as much as I love to be. It has also¬† been a struggle to think and plan ahead enough to have creative meals and try new things. Needless to say, our family of four is still getting used to this schedule. So, a tried and true stumbled-upon recipe has been put to good use a lot lately, crockpot spicy shredded enchilada chicken. So simple and can adapt well for use in several meals so always make more than you think you’ll need.

Large Crockpot-add all ingredients below in crockpot and cook on low for about 6 hours or until cooked through or on high around 4 hours.

3 lbs Chicken Breasts

Low-Sodium Taco Seasoning or Fajita etc.

Non-fat Salsa of your choice and “heat” preference

Diced Jalepenos, to taste

Red Pepper Flakes, to taste

Cracked Tri-Color Peppercorns

EVOO, 2 Tbs.

1/2 Cup Water

Sliced Peppers, yellow, orange & red yield great slightly sweet flavor and stand up to the spice, green peppers are good also-more powerful flavor though,

To Assemble Enchiladas:

Chicken from crockpot-shredded

Tortillas of your choosing-We like WW Mission Life Balance

Shredded Low-Fat Cheese-Mexican or Mild Cheddar etc.

Red Enchilada Sauce-2 Cans

Light Sour Cream or Non-Fat Greek Yogurt

Diced Tomatoes

Shredded Romaine


Black Beans-warmed or Fat-Free Refried Beans

Spray 9×13 glass pan with canola spray

Warm tortillas in microwave according to package

In a large bowl-combine chicken- shredded, cheese, 1 can enchilada sauce, peppers, black beans and any other filling ingredient desired.

Fill each tortilla with about 1/4 cup shredded chicken filling

Roll up like burrito, place seam side down in pan

Cover with remaining can of enchilada sauce and a sprinkle of cheese

Bake until cheese melted, edges of tortillas crisped and heated through-20 minutes or so

Serve with the remaining toppings as desired.