Crock Pot Chicken Chili Recipe

Crock Pot Taco Chicken Chili Recipe:

2 (16 oz) cans black beans, drained & rinsed
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium onion, diced
1-2 jalapeno peppers, seeded & finely diced
10 oz frozen corn
1 (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
3 tablespoons taco seasoning
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Cilantro (optional)
Sour Cream (optional)


Combine the first 8 ingredients together in a slowcooker.  Top with the chicken breasts.  Cook on low for 6 hours, or high for 4 hours.  

Thirty minutes before serving, remove the chicken breasts & shred with 2 forks.  Stir the shredded chicken into the mixture in the crockpot.  Cook for 30 minutes.  Serve with cilantro and sour cream if desired. I like to serve this with warm corn tortillas.

Lunch Box Ideas-Tasty & Creative

Use leftover rice and mix it with crumbled or sliced meatloaf and small vegetable pieces for a cold rice salad
Meatloaf tacos...yes, they taste great! Wrap in aluminum foil to keep them crispy

Be a copy cat! Make protein dishes just like Starbucks:
Buy divided plastic containers with lids at the dollar store and pack cheese, a boiled egg, fruit, some nuts, or  perhaps some sliced meat or crackers with hummus.

Pack a picnic lunch:
Cold fried chicken or left over ham or roast beef, potato or pasta salad, some watermelon or cantaloupe..great for the lunch box!

Don't forget the salami!
Salami or pepperoni is always tasty.
Serve with crackers, tortillas, or pita bread. Add an apple or pear.
You can roll it up with cheese and some tomatoes for a faux pizza.
Use provolone or mozzarella cheese rounds and put the salami in between two pieces,
and wrap in lettuce...hearty and healthy!

Frozen Yogurt and fruit and veggies:
Freeze a small carton of Greek yogurt and pack some fruit slices mixed with sliced carrots and celery sticks.
Nuts or granola are tasty additions as well.
The yogurt will be thawed by lunch time!

Sushi ...the mom version:
Make some sushi sandwiches!
 Roll bread out flat with a rolling board or glass.
Add some nut butter, finely chopped fruit like bananas, apples, pears...roll it up, and slice it like sushi.
Cream cheese with bananas, anyone?
You can also use sliced cheese and meat, cucumbers or an chopped vegetable.. and feel free to add some dried seaweed for extra crunch.