November 12, 2012

Mexicali Chicken Recipe

I just love my crock pot.  Any chance I get I try to use it.  And I'm the queen of just throwing in a variety of ingredients without a recipe and just praying all day it turns out good enough to eat when I get home from work.

I got a really good deal on skinless, bone-in chicken breasts this past weekend, and they needed to be cooked, so I started with those.  Then I looked in the pantry to see what else I could add to the pot to make a main dish.  This is what I came up with. . .I served it over rice and thought it had a lot of flavor.  I used the Hot Rotel with habaneros, but you might want to consider the regular or even the mild variety if you don't prefer very spicy foods.  I love spicy and even I thought it had quite a kick to it.

This is the finished dish once the chicken has been shredded.
Next time (yes, I thought it was good enough to try again) I might consider leaving out the green beans and using the meat as a filling for some soft corn tacos.  They would be very tasty with some black bean, corn and avocado salsa and a little sour cream on top. 


2 pounds skinless bone-in chicken breasts
1 can Rotel (whichever degree of hotness you prefer)
1 can cut green beans, drained (I used the no salt added version)
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup (I used the 99% fat free version)
2 Tbsp taco seasoning - premade envelopes or make your own homemade
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp season salt


  1. Place chicken in crockpot breast side down.
  2. Sprinkle both salts, pepper and taco seasoning over the top of the breasts.
  3. Pour drained green beans around the chicken breasts.
  4. Over the top, pour the can of Rotel (undrained) and the can of cream of chicken soup.
  5. Turn crock pot on low for approx 8 hours.  It will hold up slightly longer if you need it to.  I usually leave it close to 9 1/2 - 10 hours while I'm at work.  If you cook it on high reduce the time to about 4 hours.
  6. Use a fork to pull and shred the chicken off the bone and discard the bones.
  7. Serve with rice.
Here is what it looks like when I place all
ingredients in the crock pot prior to cooking.
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1 comment:

  1. I make a similar recipe and love it. Might try this version next time. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.


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