We all have go-to recipes we turn to on busy nights when we don’t have time to cook. Or nights when we just don’t feel like cooking. This Easy Mexican Chicken is one of ours.
Now that I have three kids, I have less time to cook than ever before. That’s why this Slow Cooker Mexican Lasagna was born! Clean up is a snap, too.
This is a great light dish for summer that comes together very quickly, especially with the use of frozen corn (instead of boiling fresh corn and cutting it off the cob). If you’re looking for ways to reduce your overall consumption of meat, which is good for both your health and your wallet, this recipe for Tex-Mex Corn Fritters Over Black Bean Salad is a great place to start.
Last weekend we hosted our very first Dinner Club in our new home! It was so nice to be settled enough to entertain friends (although, believe me, we still had plenty of unfinished projects going on in the background – welcome to moving!).
We are big lovers of Mexican food at my house, and this Taco Pie is no exception! I took my Shepherd’s Pie recipe, gave the meat and veggies a taco flair, and topped it with sweet potatoes for an easy weeknight meal.
I am excited to be partnering with Stonyfield on today’s post! They are a great organic company that not only does their best to treat both farmers and the planet well, but also is passionate about helping in the fight to label GMOs. And today we are going to be discussing Stonyfield’s signature product–organic yogurt!!
I think it’s safe to say that most of us have eaten yogurt at one time or another. I know my family has certainly had our fair share. That’s the thing though – most of us just sit down and eat yogurt (or add it to a smoothie), but it’s not always top of mind when it comes to cooking and baking. Maybe we don’t think about using yogurt in recipes? Or know how to cook with it exactly? Well whatever the reason, it’s never too late to start experimenting, which is why I am excited to share with you the following Yogurt Substitution Chart!
And to think, just last week some readers were asking me what they could substitute for heavy cream…who knew. :)
I love soups because they’re an easy way to get in a lot of vegetables, and they are usually awesome leftover (whether they’ve been in the fridge or freezer). I am a big fan of serving easy dinners on busy weeknights and there is nothing easier than defrosting some soup out of your very own freezer. I especially love this soup because it comes with so many “accessories.” You could certainly eat it plain, but it is amazing how the flavor suddenly changes when you pile avocado, grated cheese, sour cream, and cilantro on top. We even sometimes toast tortillas (to make them crunchy like chips) and throw them in the mix as well. This is also a great dish to serve this week if you are participating in our third real food mini-pledge. Even though this dish is meatless it would still be great if you wanted to add a little raw chicken when you sauté the veggies (or even some leftover cooked meat at the end). Just like most of the recipes I post this one is super flexible. If you don’t have or like zucchini then use a different vegetable instead. If you randomly find a half container of mushrooms in your fridge…throw them in. Get creative and use what you have on hand to make this dish easy and budget-friendly!
The key to making this dish “real food” is ensuring that the corn tortillas you use are 100% whole-grain. Reading food labels can be confusing as it is, but trying to figure out what products are truly 100% whole-grain is especially hard. Very few food labels say “whole corn” as the main ingredient so you either have to keep looking or make the tortillas yourself (with Masa Harina and a tortilla press). I’ve searched grocery stores high & low and was able to find one brand of corn tortillas that proudly states they are made with “whole corn.” They are located in the freezer section of Earth Fare next to the other frozen breads products and they are called: Food for Life Sprouted Corn Tortillas. Chicken Enchiladas Course: Main Course Cuisine: Mexican Adapted from Rachael Ray on foodnetwork.com. Eat one casserole and freeze the other! Print Ingredients 12 corn tortillas 1 whole chicken rotisserie, or boiled 1 cup brown rice cooked 1 cup frozen corn 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon chili powder plus extra 1 1/2 teaspoons 1 teaspoon cumin ground 3 cups tomato sauce with no salt added if you can find it 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or more 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese grated Optional Toppings / Add-Ons sour cream cilantro avocado guacamole Instructions Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Wrap corn tortillas in foil and warm in the oven while you prepare everything else. Shred cooked chicken using forks. Mix in 3 tablespoons tomato paste, ½ cup grated cheese, rice, frozen corn kernels (no need to defrost them), 1 teaspoon chili powder, and 1 teaspoon ground cumin. For the sauce combine 3 cups tomato sauce, cayenne pepper, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder and heat through, keeping warm until […]