Clean Eating Crock Pot Chicken With Black Beans And Corn

Thursday, July 4, 2013


My husband is the cook in this relationship. Not only is he ridiculously good at it, but his passion for it is unmistakably strong. Even after a long day of work, he loves to come home and sweat over a stove. Where he finds the therapy in cooking, I find the trauma. From broken glassware to sliced fingers to tar-like burned casseroles to I-spilled-the-entire-pepper-canister-into-that-soup catastrophes, I am NOT your go-to housewife.

It's in our blood. He's Greek, he cooks. I'm Scottish, I destroy things.

But, through three years of off-the-cuff tutorials from my sweet, patient husband, I'm learning.

This is hands down the easiest (and one of the most delicious!) recipes I've ever tried.




/ Ingredients /
4 raw, boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 8 oz. eac
1 (15 ounce) can black beans (rinsed and drained) or 1 1/3 cup home cooked beans
1 (15 ounce) can of corn (rinsed and drained) OR pound frozen and thawed organic corn
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes in juice, low sodium is best
1 (12 ounce) jar of your favorite salsa, no sugar added
1 (5 ounce) container of Greek Yogurt
1 packet of taco seasoning
(Modified from The Gracious Pantry)

/ Directions /
- Place the chicken breasts on the bottom of your slow cooker.
- Pour the tomatoes, salsa, and taco seasoning over that and then layer on the beans and corn.
- Cook on low for 5-7 hours stirring occasionally until the chicken easily falls apart when the pot is stirred. You should be able to easily shred the chicken with a fork
- Stir in Greek yogurt

The nice thing about this recipe is it's versatile and yields a large amount of food. We cooked for two and then were both able to munch on the leftovers for the next three days! For dinner, we spooned this over a fresh bed of lettuce, cucumbers and carrots and ate it as a taco salad. 

Other ideas: 
1. Eat as a chili with crumbled tortilla chips
2. Scrambled with egg whites for a fiesta of a breakfast!
3. Serve over rice, quinoa or couscous
What else might you do with this recipe? 

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