Looking for another easy E meal?
Depending upon your mood, this delightful, flavor-packed slow-cooker meal can be served up 3 different ways - and all work as Trim Healthy Mama E meals!
This recipe makes enough for two family-sized freezer meals though you will likely want to cook up the first batch...
"E" for Trim Healthy Mama
*Makes 2 slow-cooker meals, 5 servings each; ready in 4+ hours
4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces (approximately 6-7 breasts)
3 cans black beans, drained
1 can white or red kidney beans, drained
1 jar chunky salsa, mild or medium (16 oz)
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
3-4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
3-4 green onions, chopped
3 TBS lime juice, preferably fresh (1 – 2 limes, juiced)
3 TBS fresh cilantro, chopped
1 TBS chili powder
¾ – 1 tsp ground pepper
¾ – 1 tsp THM Himalayan Mineral Salt
½ - ¾ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp THM Glucomannan (or xanthan gum)
OPTIONAL ADD-ONS FOR SERVING:
Low-carb Tortillas (1 large or 2 small)
Organic Blue Corn chips (6 chips or so, if no tortilla)
Shredded cheese, garnish amount per serving
0% fat Greek Yogurt
RunAmok Mama's Lime Chicken X 3
A DELICIOUS E, SERVED 3 WAYS!
*SLOW COOKER FOOD SAFETY NOTES:
Generally, “low” will heat to around 200ºF and “high” to approximately 400ºF, but depending upon age and model, slow-cookers can vary rather significantly. For first time cooking of any new slow-cooker recipe, it is best to check on the cooking part-way through and adjust cooking temperature and/or time accordingly. Again, make sure chicken or turkey reaches 165ºF before serving.
While many people, perhaps even “most”, regularly cook meals from a frozen state in their slow-cookers, it is important to note that most safety guidelines recommend thawing frozen foods in the refrigerator a day ahead of time before cooking to prevent bacterial growth during the cooking process.
If you do choose to cook this meal from a frozen state, you will need to freeze your freezer bags upright, so the mixture will sit down inside your slow-cooker while frozen. If you freeze your storage bag flat, for better storage in the freezer, you will need to partially thaw before placing in your crock pot. As a compromise, I usually freeze my bags flat, then shortly before cooking, I place the bag in a sink-full of warm water and allow to partially thaw before emptying into my slow-cooker.
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