October 30, 2013

Recipe Favorite: Cowboy Chicken

For the last month or so we have been trying to do better about cooking at home instead of eating out as much.  We still eat out quite a bit, but I've been trying to make dinner most nights which requires finding lots of new things to try.  So I thought I'd share one of our favorite recent recipes.

This one came from my co-worker Jill.  I work 3 days a week with Jill and so we eat lunch together a lot... and when we bring our lunch we talk about what we made the night before.  So she told me about this salsa chicken they had.

I found the recipe online at Crockin' Girls for Cowboy Chicken

It's basically chicken, salsa, and a little brown sugar and mustard.  You put it all in your slow cooker (one of my favorite kitchen tools) and cook on low all day.  Jill and her husband ate the chicken breasts whole, but I decided to go ahead and shred our chicken.

If you have a Kitchenaid mixer, this article taught me a lot of neat things about how to use the Kitchenaid, but by far the most useful thing I learned is that you can shred chicken in it using the paddle attachment.

(picture from Simply Healthy Family because I never remember to take pictures while I cook or bake)

You just put the chicken in and turn it on low and it's shredded in less than a minute.  It makes me love slow cooker chicken that much more because it's so easy to shred!  I've used it for shredded BBQ chicken, Buffalo chicken and this Cowboy Chicken.

We both really liked the taste of the Cowboy Chicken.  I added corn to it the first time and we liked that.  I also froze some and used it in Taco Soup a few weeks ago.  And just last week I made the chicken again and we enjoyed it on our tacos.

It's definitely a tried and true recipe around here and can be used in so many other dishes!

1 comment:

Kristen said...

I had no idea the kitchen aid mixer could shred chicken so easily!! I will have to try that out. I hate shredding chicken.