It is this love that sends me to Pinterest to find new combinations to throw in the pot. We are fans of Mexican fare, so when I came across a recipe for cilanto-lime chicken, I had to try it out.
Billed as a "crock pot dump", meaning you literally dump all the raw ingredients in the pot and go, it's a pretty simple recipe. The original recipe can be found here, along with nine other dump recipes. It was really tasty and I would totally make it again, but I would tweak some things the next time I make it.
We are fans of corn, but a whole 16-ounce bag was a lot of corn, so I would either use half the bag or just make more for leftovers and use a second can of beans. I also wished it had a little more liquid on it - it wasn't dry but everything was just at the point of being done. Because of that I'm tweaking it a little bit, below:
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 ounces of frozen corn
one 15-ounce can of black beans, including liquid
half a red onion, chopped
four garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
juice from 2 limes
1 bunch cilantro, chopped, reserve some for topping
Throw it all in the pot and cook on low for 8 hours. Shred the chicken and serve on tortillas (though we just ate it on plates). Optional toppings- shredded cheese, tomato, avocado/guacamole, sour cream, cilantro.
This could make for a fun pot-luck meal where everyone builds their own with the toppings provided, or just put out some guacamole and chips and go from there!
What's your favorite slow-cooker meal?