Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bajio Chile Chicken

I'm always on the hunt for new crockpot recipes...especially in the summer when using the oven always leads to having a hot house the rest of the evening.  This one from Your Home Based Mom definitely was worth it.  Many times when I cook chicken in the crockpot, it seems to dry out, but this chicken is so juicy!  We had it on soft tacos, but eating it as a salad would be very tasty, too.  I've actually never had the Bajio Chicken Chile Salad, I generally go for their regular salad or a burrito.  Now I will have to try!

5 chicken breasts (I only used 4 large ones)
1/2 cup salsa
1 Tbsp cumin
1/2 cup brown sugar (more to taste)
1 4 oz. can diced green chilies
6 oz. Sprite (1/2 can) (I used Mountain's always on hand at our house!)

Combine all ingredients in a crock pot. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Remove chicken and shred. Return to crock pot and cook 1 more hour. Thicken the juices with a little cornstarch mixed in water.

Serve with flour tortillas, lettuce, cheese, black beans and any other taco fixings.

If you want it spicer rather than sweeter add a hotter salsa and more green chilies.

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