Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Green Chile Chicken (Slow Cooker)

Cinco De Mayo is once again upon us. This gives me an excuse to make Mexican type dishes this week. I've mentioned before how I love Mexican food but only if cooked at home where I can have control over the ingredients, mainly the cheese. I have a weird aversion to globs of cheese and will gag at the very sight. I do love the spices that go into Mexican cooking. My favorite is cumin. Recipes that call for cumin will always be on my must try list. It just gives food a nice smokey flavor. I recently bought a huge bag of the stuff from My Spice Sage to insure that I don't run out anytime soon. This Green Chile Chicken uses lots of cumin so it is one of my favorite slow cooker meals. Another reason I like it is because it produces extra cooked chicken that I can bag up and freeze for leftovers. With my small family I am able to feed all of us and still have 3 bags of chicken for leftover meals. One chicken can go along way. Another plus is the fact that is cooks in the slow cooker all day so it makes dinner time really easy. I am able to take the chicken out, shred it, and pull all the fix ins out of the fridge for a quick and easy dinner. I hope you enjoy! Happy Cinco de Mayo.

Green Chile Chicken (Slow Cooker)

1 whole chicken
2 tsp chili powder
1/4 to 1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, diced
1 (4) oz can diced green chile's
3/4 cup chicken broth

Wash chicken and remove skin and insides, pat dry with paper towel.

Rub outside of chicken with spices. Add garlic, onions, chile's, and broth to slow cooker. Place chicken on top. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred meat with two forks.

Serve on tacos, burritos, quesadillas, taco salads, or any other way you wish.

This post is linked to Good Cheap Eats & At Home with Haley


Krissa said...

Sounds great! I love slow cooker recipes...I tried a new one this week that was amazing...I'll be posting it later this week if you want to stop by and check it out: http://www.morethanmundane.com

HaleyLeann said...

I <3 Mexican dishes!!! This looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!

Suzy said...

I've never tried a whole chicken in the crockpot but I will be now! Sounds delish.

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