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pulled chicken with green chiles

  • 2.5 lb. chicken breasts  
  • 1/2 of a yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 T. chili powder
  • 1/2 T. cumin
  • 1 1/4 t. kosher salt
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Put everything in the crock pot and set it on low for at least 6 hours (can be more). After several hours, use a  fork to break up the chicken until shredded and add more salt/seasoning/spice to taste.  

Serve in a variety of ways: eat in burritos, serve over rice, layer it on nachos—just add cheese, avocado, tomatoes, etc.! It makes a ton as is easy to freeze the leftovers.

chicken caesar salad

we all love chicken caesar salads and this is also a quick and easy weeknight meal!

ingredients

  • romaine lettuce (we usually use the romaine hearts)
  • chicken breasts
  • lemon
  • favorite caesar dressing
  • croutons
  • parmesan cheese

directions

  1. chop the lettuce and place in a bowl.
  2. toss the lettuce with dressing (not too much)
  3. squeeze lemon onto the lettuce and grate fresh parmesan
  4. set aside
  5. season the chicken with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
  6. grill the chicken and set aside to rest and cool slightly
  7. sprinkle the croutons on the lettuce, mix and distribute among individual plates
  8. slice the chicken and place over the bed of lettuce
  9. garnish with an extra drizzle of dressing (optional), lemon slices and fresh grated parmesan
  10. serve with fresh, crusty bread
  11. enjoy!

variations

  1. grilling the romaine is a fun way to change up this dish. Simply brush the romaine hearts with a little olive oil and place on the grill for a minute or two, turning once

chicken noodle soup

ingredients

  • chicken breasts (4-6)
  • carrots (2-3 medium)
  • celery (4-5 stalks)
  • onion (1 medium)
  • spaghetti noodles (broken into 1-2 inch pieces)
  • chicken stock/broth (8 cups or more)
  • fresh parsley, other herbs, salt, pepper

directions

  1. finely chop onion, carrots and celery
  2. cube chicken (we prefer smaller pieces)
  3. heat olive oil in a large pot
  4. saute onion, carrots and celery until it begins to soften
  5. add chicken and saute until browned
  6. add stock and scrape any bits from the bottom of the pot
  7. cook for 20+ minutes until all ingredients are softened
  8. add noodles and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes
  9. add parsley, other herbs, salt, pepper to taste
  10. enjoy

variations

  1. before adding the stock, we sometimes deglaze the pan with a little white wine

chicken chili

ingredients

  1. ground chicken (about 2lbs)
  2. kidney beans (2 cans)
  3. chopped tomatoes (1 can)
  4. onion (1 medium)
  5. tomato sauce (8 oz. can)
  6. chili spice packet or your own mix of chili powder, cumin, cayenne, garlic powder

directions

  1. finely chop onion and saute in a pan with olive oil
  2. add chicken and brown
  3. place mixture into a crock pot and add all remaining ingredients and combine
  4. place the crock pot on high for 4-5 hours and switch to low to simmer until ready to eat
  5. serve with homeade corn bread and your choice of toppings: green onions, fresh tomatoes, avocado, sour cream, cheese
  6. enjoy