I’m starting a new series on C.R.A.F.T. called Rock your Crock! Let me just go ahead and put this out there, I suck at cooking. I have a hard time following recipes because I think I can eye ball everything. Oh and I also have an itch to put a secret ingredient in every dish and then make Andy guess the secret ingredient. He’s really good at that game.
I thought about calling this series chicken surprise since that is what I call every meal I make in my crock pot, unless it is a pot roast, then I call it a pot roast. (I’m really good at pot roasts!) Almost all of my crock pot recipes consist of 2 main ingredients: meat and sauce. And then I throw in lots of veggies. I’m pretty sure this is about as easy as it gets in the world of cooking.
Oh and I use this crock pot. I like it a lot, but it is also fair to note that it is the only one I have ever used.
So, friends, whip out that crock pot this morning and let’s get dinner under control. I call this masterpiece
chicken surprise chicken verde.
You’ll need 3 ingredients for chicken verde:
- 1 lb. Chicken breasts
- 3/4 cup of green salsa (I love That Green Sauce from HEB, but I’ve used many other green salsa-ish varieties).
- 2 bell peppers
Let me also note, that this will be 2 dinners for the 3 of us. Another reason I love the crock pot, it makes leftovers! I’m also a weirdo about meat. So I typically buy organic, vegetarian fed, no hormone added meat. Fingers crossed it is worth the extra bacon. Who really knows.
So, throw the chicken in the pot. I try really hard not to touch it. Raw meat grosses me out. Add 1/3 jar of the green sauce. I used to add the entire jar, but it makes the chicken too soupy which makes your tortillas soggy. I’m not a fan of soggy torts. Add 2 bell peppers. Stick the lid on the crock pot and cook for 6 hours on low or 4 hours on high. In my head, low makes the meat juicier?
6 hours later, when your house smells really good and your chicken is done cooking, take 2 forks and shred the chicken up like this…
Leave the lid on and wait for dinner, while the crock pot keeps it warm. When you’re ready, add the meat concoction to your fresh torts. Add sour cream, more green sauce and or salsa, avocado, and cheese. And dinner is served! Heat up a can of beans if you are feeling fancy, ha! Maxwell loves beans so we eat beans with most meals these days!
Are you and your crock pot good friends? Do you rock your crock often? Are you weird about meat too?