When I set this goal of cooking a slow cooker meal each week, I knew it would not involve trying a new recipe each week. There would be plenty of tried-and-true recipes in the mix. Given how hectic things are around these parts (especially now that it’s the holidays), it’s hard enough for me to commit to one slow cooker meal each week. Expecting me to discover a new recipe each time and to remember to assemble all the ingredients for it is just not a realistic aspiration for me at the moment.
If you haven’t discovered SkinnyTaste yet, you should remedy that right away. Gina’s recipes are delicious, flavorful, and best of all– WW friendly. My biggest gripe with cooking is that it is often hard to figure out the serving sizes and points (even using the WW recipe builder). At SkinnyTaste, the heavy lifting is done for you.
SkinnyTaste’s Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken is one of those ideal “toss everything in the slow cooker and head out the door” recipes. Also, the ingredients are all things we reliably have stocked in the house.
And even if you don’t have all the ingredients readily available, the recipe is very forgiving with substitutions.
The first time I made this, Mr. Beez excitedly informed me how much he enjoyed it. He has asked me to make it again several times, and I have ended up making it almost once a month. Not only is it easy, it is also incredibly versatile. You can use this Santa Fe Chicken as a filler for tacos or burritos, use it as a nacho topping, serve it alongside rice, or put it on a bed of lettuce and veggies as a hearty salad.
Ok so a close-up of a crock pot dinner maybe isn’t the prettiest of things. (Although somehow all SkinnyTaste food shots are simply gorgeous.) Most slow cooker meals come out similarly– mushy, not very pretty, but oh so flavorful. The Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken was no exception. 5 minute prep time and dinner was all ready when we got home. What a win.