Friday, September 23, 2011

Taco Chicken Bowls

Facebook is old news. Pinterest is the new internet addiction, it has everything! I found this gem of an it easy recipe recently, and it turned out great! I would add more spice though-it wasn't spicy enough for my liking:)


1.5 lbs. chicken breasts

1 (16 oz.) jar salsa

1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained

1/2 lb. (8 oz.) frozen corn

1 Tbsp chili powder

1/2 Tbsp cumin

1/2 Tbsp minced garlic

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp salt to taste cracked pepper

2 cups dry rice

8 oz. shredded cheddar

1/2 bunch cilantro


STEP 1: Add everything except the rice, cheese, and cilantro to the slow cooker along with 1/4 cup of water (for good measure). Give everything a good stir and make sure the chicken is covered in the mixture.

STEP 2: Secure the lid on your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hrs.

STEP 3: Near the end of the cooking time, cook the two cups of rice according to the package directions (Bring the rice and 3 cups of water to a boil in a medium pot with a lid in place, as soon as it reaches a boil, reduced the heat to low and let simmer for 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving).

STEP 4: After 8 hours of cooking, carefully remove the lid of the slow cooker. Stir with a fork to shred the chicken (it should be super tender and will shred easily). Build the taco bowls by placing rice on the bottom, then the taco chicken mix, shredded cheese and fresh cilantro. (I forgot cilantro)


  1. These look delicious! By the way, I am pretty sure you sat next to me at the T-Swift concert this past weekend. Random, huh?

  2. Yes, you and Tara were right next to me and my friend Sam. I have a cooking blog and I was looking up other people's cooking blogs a few months ago and found yours. I realized I recognized you from college at KU and really like your recipes. I make them all the time at home. It's just funny how we were seated next to each other!

  3. Oh my gosh-I had no idea. I was staring at your ring though-its gorgeous! I will have to read your blog:) I have been lazy since having Maci, and not updating as often, I need to get back in a groove! What a small world, and thanks!

  4. Thank you very much! My husband definitely did a good job picking it out. :) I think it is completely understandable not to post as much with a baby. I am sure she keeps you busy. Have a good day!