Thursday, August 16, 2018

Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken & Rice

A hearty and fantastic slow cooker recipe with a kick - perfect for "Taco Tuesday"

Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken & Rice #recipe #chicken #slowcooker #crockpot #rice #maindish

I adore chicken and rice crockpot meals. I feel like even with the little time the rice spends in the crockpot, it just soaks up all that slow cooked goodness that the crockpot makes. This particular recipe has Rotel to add some kick plus a chipotle pepper, which adds some nice smokiness with an added kick. I don't always make tacos for Taco Tuesday and I love to switch up proteins from week to week, so this one is part of our permanent meal rotation for sure!

Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken & Rice #recipe #chicken #slowcooker #crockpot #rice #maindish

What you need:
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can (14 1/2 oz.) Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 can (10 oz.) mild enchilada sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 4 cups cooked rice (white or brown) 
  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • Sour cream, avocado, cilantro, for serving
  1. Add chicken to a slow cooker.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together tomatoes, enchilada sauce, garlic powder, paprika, salt, cumin, and chipotle pepper.
  3. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours or until chicken is tender. 
  4. Remove chicken and shred with two forks. Add back to slow cooker.
  5. Stir cooked rice and beans into slow cooker.
  6. Top with cheeses. Cover and heat through, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  7. Serve garnished with sour cream, avocado, and cilantro, if desired.
Recipe from 5 Boys Baker

Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken & Rice #recipe #chicken #slowcooker #crockpot #rice #maindish
Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken & Rice #recipe #chicken #slowcooker #crockpot #rice #maindish

Chicken and rice slow cooker meals are among my favorite and I love this Crockpot Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli, and Wild Rice Soup. If you're looking for a great rice side dish, check out this Flavorful Spanish Rice from Life Made Simple.


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