Sunday, September 22, 2013

{recetas} Chicken Taco Stew

Hello! It's been ages! I've (slowly) been adjusting to the new routine...the back to school routine.

I love going back to school, but this was the first time I've done it as a mom. It sure is different! I'm no longer able to stay at work as long as I'd like to get everything done. Instead, I have to get to daycare so I can love up my little man. I bring work home, but don't pull it out until the little peanut is asleep. It's different, but it's worth it.

Part of the routine is having lunches ready to go the night before. It's an easy task when we are home for dinner and have leftovers. It's not so easy when we eat at my parents house and have a semi empty fridge.

So this morning, I "came up" with a crock pot recipe to use what little ingredients I had on hand.

What you need:
4 chicken breasts (frozen is fine)
1 jar salsa (I went with medium)
1 can diced tomatoes with chiles
1 can black beans (rinsed)
1 can (minus the 3/4 cup I needed for my quiche) coconut milk
1 cup chicken broth

What you do:
Place the chicken breasts in the crock pot.
Add the rest of the ingredients on top and cover. 
Turn the crock pot on low and let it work it's magic all day. Mine went for 9 hours, but that's because we went to dinner at my parents. Yours could take way less time. Especially if you cook it on high.

Picture to come when I eat lunch tomorrow. But quite frankly, I'm just too tired right now and I want to go to bed!


  1. Sounds good. I like the coconut milk addition. Interesting.

    1. It was good! The coconut milk was completely random, but it worked so well!