Friday, August 20, 2010

Cafe Rio Chicken

This chicken is perfect for either tacos, burritos or nachos which means leftovers are awesome because you can have burritos one night and nachos the next! :) I love it when that happens!!!

My friend, Meghan, gave me this awesome recipe. I could not get over how EASY it was and anyone who knows me well, knows that when the crock pot is involved then I am ALL OVER IT!

Cafe Rio Chicken Recipe:

1 small bottle Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing (I use fat free and works great!)
1 T chili powder
1 T cumin
3 cloves garlic—minced
5 lbs chicken breast

and whatever toppings you like for tacos/burritos/nachos!

Cook all together in a crock pot for 4 hours, shred meat and cook 1 additional hour.

*I cook mine on low for 8-10 hours and the meat just falls apart! No manual shredding involved. :)

My family loves fresh cilantro so I top it with that and sharp shredded cheddar cheese. I usually get corn taco size tortillas or whole wheat burrito size tortillas. Sometimes I will serve it with a side of rice or beans but most of the time just the tacos/burritos are enough to fill everyone up.
Credit: Recipe came from here.
Meghan also makes the rice but added this note: I usually do 3 cups water to 2 cups rice because when you add all the additional liquid from the blender it equals about a cup. I also use a full small onion and a bouillon cube, and I add juice from 1 lime to the blended stuff too. I've never tried the salad dressing recipe, but it sounds good too!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Heath Bar Apple Dip Recipe

This is my go-to recipe when I need something quick and easy in a pinch!

8oz block cream cheese, softened (I used the whipped b/c it's softer)
1/2 c sugar
3/4 c brown sugar
1 t vanilla
1/2 bag Heath Bar bits
Apple wedges

Cream together cream cheese, sugars and vanilla
Stir heath bar bits in with spoon (i added some caramel, too!)
Serve with apples
(cut apples into pineapple juice to keep from turning brown)
Be prepared to have the recipe on-hand because it is a crowd pleaser and goes quick!!!

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