Thursday, June 25, 2009

Chicken Chili Mac in the crockpot

Hey all! Proud to say I'm now at 21 weeks, cooking again, working out and feeling good!

Last week we found out that baby #4 is a boy. He's following two boys and a girl and big sis was really hoping and praying for a girl but she is begrudgingly coping.

Anywho - thought I'd start off with something easy, tasty and cheap:)

Here's my Chicken Chili Mac...

This crockpot meal was so simple, I started it before taking my kids to the swim club, and all I had to do was add the macaroni when we came home and then eat! My kids gobbled it up after a long day of swimming (and then my youngest conked out about 15 minutes later).

What's in it?
- two chopped green peppers
- one onion
- one tomato (I would have added more but it was all I had today, diced tomatoes would have been really good too)
- two cans of chili beans
- three chicken breasts
- chili powder, cumin, cilantro and salt to taste
- water (enough to cover the ingredients)
- 1 pound macaroni
- shredded cheese (your choice) for a topping

Everything but the macaroni went into the crockpot early in the day.

When I got home I removed and shredded the chicken, added the macaroni and let it cook till tender, then I put the chicken back and it was ready to serve.

I'm thinking I'll use the leftovers for some Baked Chicken Chili Mac and Cheese. Mmmmmm


Anonymous said...

I'm HORRIBLE with cooking so tell me exactly how much of the spices you put in there. And how long did you let it cook?
I'll have to give this one a try.

Janine said...

I'm not so good with measurements but I'd start with two tablespooons of chili powder, one of cumin, one of dried cilantro (or a bit of the fresh) and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Let it cook, taste it and add more clili powder and cumin if you think it's too bland.

Even easier is get a packet of chili seasoning mix. Aldi's had the cheapest I think, they're like $.33 or close to that (Aldi's is in Stratford or Somerdale on Rt 30)