Thursday, January 12, 2012

Crockpot Fiesta Chicken

Mexican food is one of my favorite cuisines to eat.  The problem often occurs when Mexican food doesn't really taste like Mexican food.  The food becomes American-ized and you miss out on all the great flavors that Mexican food originally has.  My husband says that this recipe reminds him fondly of the things his best-friend's dad used to make which would be a great compliment considering his heritage.  To top it off, it is a crockpot recipe and who doesn't love a good crockpot recipe???  Enjoy!

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2 Tbsp olive oil
1.5-2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces (also works great with chicken thigh meat)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 tsp. oregano
1 small jalapeno pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (14.5 oz) Mexican style diced tomatoes (Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies)
1/2 tsp ground cumin

1. Heat oil in skillet.  Cook chicken pieces until browned.  Remove and drain.

2. Place onion, green bell pepper, garlic, and jalapeno pepper in skillet and saute until slightly cooked.  Add all ingredients to crock pot and stir to combine.

3. Cover; cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours.

Serve on flour tortillas topped with cheddar cheese and sour cream.

The crockpot concoction may not look pretty when it's done but it smells and tastes amazing!!!

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