It’s already a busy new year for me. I seem like I have hit the ground running this month and will be traveling more this month that staying home! The good news about that is I have a really great conference coming up. And my first, very first, week long vacation without the kids. In Mexico! I am super excited, but also super nervous to leave the kiddos, and my farmer!
In the next couple of days I have some meal preps, meal planning, and lots of snuggle time on my to-do list. But, before I finish for the day I am on our local news channel talking about the partnership that South Dakota CommonGround has with a local children’s magazine, the Hood. I am going to be talking about the the menu section of the magazine that we sponsor and also sharing this delicious recipe.
I got the recipe from a good friend and have adapted it into a staple in our house. It’s a request from my teenage hockey boys, from my husband, and a really super simple field meal during our busy times of year.
- 2 to 3 chicken breast (frozen or thawed)
- 1 can corn
- 1 can black beans (drained)
- 1 package of powdered ranch mix (I use Hidden Valley)
- 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Cumin
- 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 block of cream cheese
- Tortilla Shells
- 1 can Rotel tomatoes
- 2 to 3 cups of cooked white rice
- Put everything in your crockpot except the tortilla shells, Rotel tomatoes, and rice.
- Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or on high for 4 to 6 hours. Typically, I use frozen chicken breast and frozen cream cheese and I cook on high for 4 hours.
- Once the chicken is cooked thoroughly you can remove it from the crockpot and shred on a plate. Once shredded toss it back in the crockpot and stir.
- Serve the white chicken chili in a tortilla shell on top of a few scoops of cooked white rice. Topped with Rotel tomatoes, or anything else that sounds yummy to you!
As I enter the new year I know I have lots of plans for our family. The most important one- cooking more often and cooking more exciting! And my goal for my blog is to really address food issues in the coming months.
Just a little tid bit for you, in case you didn’t know already.
Chicken breasts are larger than ever before. But, it isn’t because we are pumping them full of hormones. Actually, hormone usage in poultry is completely illegal. Which can be super confusing on any chicken label that says “hormone-free”. So, feel confident when buying ANY chicken it is “hormone-free”