Easy (Fat Burning) Chili Chicken Crockpot Dinner

by | Apr 27, 2016 | Dinners, Recipes | 0 comments

I just made this up today, and wanted to share it with you. I’m pretty sure you will think it is as delicious as we did.

I thought I would make chicken in the crockpot, but really had no idea what I was going to do with it, so I just made it up as I went.

I get my chicken from Costco. It’s organic chicken and it comes in (I think) 2lb separate servings and there are three to a package. It’s a great deal too.

I like chicken thighs, because the meat actually has more nutrients in it, since it is a muscle that gets used more. More use means more nutrients, like iron, in the meat. And now you can find boneless, skinless chicken thighs at most stores, and they usually are less per pound than the breasts anyway.

So, I had one of those 2 lb. packages and threw it in the crock pot semi-frozen (had started thawing it out the night before).

Turned the crockpot on high for about an hour to get the chicken thawing and cooking.

Then add:

Some fresh ground sea salt

Tablespoon or so of chili powder

2 or 3 Teaspoons of cumin

Hot pepper flakes

Several whole cloves of garlic

1 can of fire-roasted organic, chopped tomatoes with green chilis

1 cup of water or chicken stock

2 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

1/2 fresh lime, squeezed

Handful of cilantro, chopped for garnish when done cooking

Keep in mind, I don’t measure ingredients, I just start throwing in stuff, so all the measurements are approximate.

Cook on low 4-6 hours or until done and tender.

[At some point if you threw your chicken in half frozen like I did, you may want to just break the chicken apart or cut it up in smaller pieces.]

Squeeze fresh lime juice over chicken just before serving and garnish with chopped cilantro.

Add a can of black beans if you would like.

Then you can serve in soft tortillas with sliced avocados and lettuce, or serve over brown rice or quinoa.

Yummy! Can’t wait till dinner time!

Note: If it’s really juicy/saucy, then separate chicken from sauce and serve sauce on the side or save to make chicken tostada soup with the leftovers.

 

Till next time,

Stay Healthy and Lean!

About Catherine Ebeling: I am Catherine (Cat) Ebeling. I am an RN with a Masters of Science in Nursing and Public Health. I have been studying diet, fitness and health for the past 30+ years–in addition to my clinical nursing experience, which includes anti-aging, preventative, regenerative medicine and bioidentical hormone therapy. I have had a life-long fascination with diet, fitness and nutrition, and have learned how to biohack my genetic capacity. I realized that we, as humans, have the ultimate power over our bodies and our health. Wanting to learn even more about human biology, nutrition, health and disease, I went back to school to study for a BSN in nursing. I just recently completed my MSN (at age 60). I’ve written six books on diet and health that have sold thousands–and even hundreds of thousands of copies all over the world through “The Nutrition Watchdog” publishing. I am an expert on diet and health and want to share that knowledge with you. I can be reached at caebeling@gmail.com or 314-369-6400 or on FB Instant Messenger.

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