Friday, December 4, 2009

Easy Dinner for Hectic Days

Here's a recipe so easy, you can do it pretty much in your sleep.  It's pretty good, too, and uses the crockpot to make it even easier.  I serve this over brown rice.  I like having easy recipes like this to rely on when life gets really busy!

Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Black Beans
adapted from

3-5 boneless chicken breasts
1 (15 1/2 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 ounce) jar salsa, any kind
1 1/2 cups frozen corn
1 (8 ounce) package Neufchatel cheese, softened

Place chicken breasts in the crockpot (I have used frozen before).  Add the black beans and salsa (I don't use fresh salsa for this, the jarred is fine).  Cook on High for 4-5 hours, or on Low for about 8 hours.  About 30 minutes before you are ready to eat, stir in the frozen corn, and shred the chicken with 2 forks (if you want shredded chicken).  Throw the cream cheese on top (no need to stir yet) and replace the crockpot lid.  After 30 minutes, stir the cream cheese into the chicken mixture.  Serve over brown or white rice, or in tortillas. 

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1 comment:

Sonya said...

YUM! I too love those time saving dinners!